This is an archive item from Supersonic 2017

[photo courtesy of Inès Elsa Dalal]

Mothwasp descend from the long line of leather-and-denim clad noise-mongers that post-industrial Birmingham is so fond of producing, yet remain the Midlands’ “least tattooed rock band”. Combining the brute force of drums and guitar, experimental film soundtrack techniques and audio-responsive video experiments derived from defunct analogue projection apparatus, the duo sculpt movies for the ears and soundtracks for the eyes. Vintage tools used to orchestrate warped futurism. Live Sci-fi ambience meets video nasty. Heavy as an anvil with madly repetitive bass and sounds like a tolling bell scattered around fast, incessant beats. Mothwasp create an unsettling kind of “pitch black broken funk.”

Mothwasp Intro from Beat13 on Vimeo.