Unsane + Big Business

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UNSANE

New York City’s Unsane assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with the decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom favored by acts like Sick of It All. As a power trio, Unsane relied upon a hammering, power-press rhythm section, a searing Telecaster howl, and distorted vocals that resembled nothing if not the sound of a man trapped in the New York Subway system .

 

March 20th 2012 sees the band’s 7th full length ‘Wreck’ out on Alternative Tentacles Records. For over two decades they have represented a harsh, aggressive, honest, and intelligent voice of New York’s Lower East Side.

http://unsanenyc.com/

 

BIG BUSINESS

Big Business started as a two piece band composed of Jared Warren of Karp and The Tight Bros From Way Back When, and Coady Willis of Murder City Devils. Their sound has been characterized as a bombastic and frantic low end attack, marked by Warren’s signature vocal delivery. The band released its first album, “Head for the Shallow”, on January 25, 2005.

 

In late 2006, after relocating to Los Angeles, Jared and Coady both became members of The Melvins, first appearing on “(A) Senile Animal”.

http://bigbigbusiness.com/

 

STINKY WIZZLETEAT

Formed some time in 2008, Stinky Wizzleteat have garnered some sort of a reputation, leaving a trail of blood, sweat and broken amplifiers behind them.  United by a mutual love of the Bad Brains, Wizzleteat carve out a sound informed by groove from across the musical spectrum, whilst staying fully committed to heaviness, good times and volume.

http://myspace.com/stinkywizzleteat

 

Poster designed by Tom J Hughes

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Power Chuffed – A xmas party

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An end of year party for the following independents and their friends (and frankly, anyone else who wants in)

Birmingham Bike Foundry
http://birminghambikefoundry.org/
Capsule
http://capsule.org.uk/
Ideal
http://www.idealbirmingham.co.uk/
Polar Bear
http://www.facebook.com/groups/163506481495/

There’ll be live music, DJs and of course some cake to round up the year.

Live bands:

Backwards – Drunk songs for the drunk

Stinky Wizzleteat – Blood, sweat and broken amplifiers

Selfless – somewhere between Black Flag and Here

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Torche + Part Chimp + Stinky Wizzleteat

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Torche

“Thunder Pop.” Sure, this sound was hinted at by TORCHE singer/guitarist/songwriter Steve Brooks’ former group Floor, founded by the mighty Black Sabbath and nearly accomplished by mainstreamers Queens of the Stone Age… but such truly anthemic, triumphant and absolutely massive heavy rock has never been so downright catchy! The mind-rupturing debut album by the Miami, FL quartet—which also features former Floor guitarist Juan Montoya (who, along with Brooks, also played in the mighty Cavity), drummer Rick Smith (ex-Tyranny Of Shaw) and bassist Jon Nuñez—echoes the scooped-EQ tones (all lows and highs with precious little mid-range) of the Melvins classic Ozma, the infectious riff-rock of Nirvana’s Bleach and glissando multi-part harmonies of classic Beach Boys.

TORCHE’s gloriously sung, harmonized and soaring vocal arrangements accompanying the most monolithic riffs of modern times, is truly a massive sound made all the more devastating by the album’s masterful production. The lumbering sludge of opener “Charge of the Brown Recluse” heralds the coming rockpocalypse of raging tracks like the behemoth chamber pop of “Mentor” and the head-bobbing sliding harmonic guitar lines of “Rock It.” Chiming hook-laden tunes like “Fire” and “Erase” are streamlined thunder pop chunks that get right to the point and self-immolate in just over two minutes.

After Floor, er, collapsed in June 2004, Brooks and Montoya immediately started thinking up plans for a new band that would continue where their former group left off. Robotic Empire label founder (and huge Floor fan) Andy Low suggested that the new band work with his friend, Smith on drums. The lineup soon solidified with Nuñez, one of Smith’s long-time friends. TORCHE had ignited.

http://www.myspace.com/torche

 

Part Chimp

Part Chimp are a band from Camberwell in London that were formed by Tim Cedar, Jon Hamilton and Nick Prior in 2000. Current line-up is Tim (vocals & guitar), Jon (drums), and Iain Hinchliffe (guitar).

They play rock music with elements of noise. Both on record and live, Part Chimp have a reputation for sounding extremely loud. Their records are released in the UK by Rock Action records in Europe & Japan by Play it Again Sam and in the US by Monitor records.

http://www.partchimp.com/

 

Stinky Wizzleteat

Formed some time in 2008, Stinky Wizzleteat have garnered some sort of a reputation, leaving a trail of blood, sweat and broken amplifiers behind them.  United by a mutual love of the Bad Brains, Wizzleteat carve out a sound informed by groove from across the musical spectrum, whilst staying fully committed to heaviness, good times and volume.

myspace.com/stinkywizzleteat

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EYEHATEGOD + support

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They’ve been called doomcore, sludge and stoner rock, survived line-up shuffles, label hassles and a short-lived split. And after more than a decade of creating some of the most corrosive, vile music known to man, EyeHateGod still hasn’t lost the piss and vinegar that fueled them back in ’88.
www.myspace.com/eyehategod

 

 

Totimoshi

Totimoshi carve out their own path with explosive performances, dark emotive lyrics and hypnotic sound…truly a force and new direction for music made by musicians who follow no trend but their own. Deftly combing heroic sludge rock with epic guitar squalor and smart discordant noise. Grungy guitar noise is met with vocal lunacy that Oxbow fans wouldn’t nudge aside and crunchy doom-riddled metal with just a hint of old school punk rock.

http://www.totimoshi.com/

 

Stinky Wizzleteat

‘Three-piece groove assault straight outta Birmingham combining heavy riff-mongering

a la Melvins with guttural, tortured vocals and occasional stoner and math-rock

moments. For those who dig Iron Monkey, Dystopia and the afforementioned Melvins.’

http://www.myspace.com/stinkywizzleteat


 

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Capsule are 10 – Closing Party

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The closing party to Capsule’s 10th birthday celebrations will see a gathering of some of Birmingham’s most exciting experimental live acts – paying tribute to the ten years of exciting, genre pushing music that Capsule have produced and provided a stage for. Modified Toy Orchestra are a collection of abandoned and reconstructed Childrens electronic toys, conducted by a selection of musicians to create electronic music in a league of its own. PCM, the dark lords of drum n bass have long been key figures in the Midlands underground dance scene and firm Capsule favourites.

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