Princess Nokia: HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!

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IT’S INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

LET’S CELEBRATE PRINCESS NOKIA

INCREDIBLE ARTIST

ROLE MODEL

BIG SISTER

From the New York underground, Princess Nokia bursts out with a vibrant, fiercely independent blend of hip hop. Infusing african drumming, obscure jazz melodies, pop driven electro synths and sub drops that vibrate you to your core, this ambitious artist creates a universal language that will talk to all kinds of people. Her vocal support of queer, transgender, womanhood and fem sexuality have gained her critical acclaim and support in the music world from other QTPOC rappers such as Mykki Blanco and Le1f. Nuanced by 90s style New York rap but free to roam into whatever fields she deems fit to express her subject matter, this progressive alter-ego of Destiny Frasqueri will no doubt entice our Supersonic audience.

Not that you need any more, but here are some more reason’s to absolutely love her:

SHE’S A MASSIVE BITCH

 

EDUCATED AND PROUD OF HER CULTURE

 

 

SHE PROMOTES SELF ACCEPTANCE VIA HER ART

 

 

SHE HAS FACED MANY HARDSHIPS. SHE DEMONSTRATES HOW WE CAN ALL BE VULNERABLE. WE CAN ALL BE RESILIENT. THE TWO GO HAND-IN-HAND THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES. IT IS WHAT MAKES HER AN UNSTOPPABLE FORCE.

 

 

MANY LABELS WANT HER. BUT HER STYLE IS DIY. SHE IS FORGING A CAREER WHICH WILL UNDOUBTEDLY REACH GREAT HEIGHTS. ON HER OWN. NOT ‘ON THE ARM OF NO MAN.’ THIS IS HER ROLE. THIS IS HER TRIP.

 

 

JUST LOOK AND LISTEN TO HER LATEST RELEASE
JUST LOOK
JUST!

 

 

We love you Princess Nokia!

We can’t wait to have you here with us at Supersonic 2017

Have a wonderful International Women’s Day!

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Contribute To Drunk In Hell’s Set With The Imperfect Cinema Workshop!

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Plymouth’s Imperfect Cinema are keen proponents of DIY culture, specialising in exploring participatory production as a way to democratise and open up film making to individuals from all walks of life, reclaiming this art form from the high production values and billion dollar studios that many believe have corrupted it. With this year’s ‘Halide-Oxide’ workshop, the collective will be inviting the audience to arm themselves with vintage/redundant filming equipment (the titular ‘halide’ of super-8mm film and the ‘oxide’ of audio cassette tape used to capture video) and shoot the unique post-industrial setting of the festival, hopefully capturing some of the stark, mechanical aesthetic that played such a pivotal role in the creation of Heavy Metal. This footage will then be used in two different ways; Imperfect Cinema will be using some of your footage as an alternative visual document of the festival which will form a unique part of the archive of its tenth anniversary, and the rest will provide the visual backdrop for noise-rock titans Drunk In Hell’s set the next day, granting a unique opportunity to directly influence the very spirit of the festival itself!

To book a place at this workshop, please email [email protected] with ‘Imperfect Cinema’ in the subject line.

Speaking of Drunk In Hell, the band have recently made their demo cassette available as a free download via their Bandcamp page – a vicious, snarling recording doused with liberal splashes of piss and vinegar. If you abandoned Unsane and Eyehategod in a damp cardboard box on the cold streets of Middlesbrough, then checked back in on them a few weeks later, the aggressive, hopeless sound they’d be unleashing wouldn’t be a million miles away from Drunk In Hell’s cathartic uproar. To give you a further idea of what to expect, the band have also uploaded a full live set from Leeds last year, but we have a feeling not even this furious recording will adequately prepare you for the full-on brutality that these guys are going to bring to the Supersonic stage this year.

You can catch Drunk In Hell performing on Saturday 20th October – just don’t expect to come away unscathed!

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Film week, day 5 : Imperfect Cinema Q&A

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Imperfect Cinema Q&A
For the last day of our film programme week, we spoke to Dan Paolantonio from the DIY film collective Imperfect Cinema to get the low-down on what to expect at Supersonic 2011.

1. Which five words describe what you know about Supersonic?
Eclectic, adventurous, surprising, engaging, cake!

2. What can people expect of Imperfect Cinema at the festival?
A combustible collision of DIY punk ethics and car boot sale film cameras! We hope that our  event will not only inspire new context for endangered imaging technologies, but also a form a unique audio-visual documentation of Supersonic,  founded in collaboration, and the creative risk of improvised performance! We are absolutely delighted to be working in partnership with Sound Kitchen this year & to continuing Imperfect Cinema’s close working relationship with the inimitable Nicholas Bullen!

3. Why do you explore filmmaking as a medium – what does it do for you that nothing else does?
This is of course the burning question and one which I feel has a real relevance to our appearance at Supersonic this year! Filmmaking for me is actually very much a musical experience, in that it conjures those feelings that I am only otherwise able to experience when listening to music (and as I play the guitar with all the grace & dexterity of a chimp wearing boxing gloves, everyone should actually be incredibly relieved that i am most often found behind a camera rather than in front of a Marshall stack!).

4. Who or what else on the bill are you hoping to see?  (And why?)
Where do I start! Barn Owl for their expansive sonic vistas, Wolves in The Throne Room for their unique blend of grim meets green, Drunk in Hell for their single riff bludgeoning, Scorn for that singular low-end, Mike Watt because the old punk in me needs to get over Minutemen, Ore out of sheer curiosity, Silver Apples because I never thought I ever would, and of course Backwards (if only to confirm that this experience will be as utterly dreadful as Nic Bullen’s boasts!).

5. Finally, your essential ‘surviving-Supersonic’ items are…
An open mind, earplugs, optrex, funds for cake, and a calm & discerning eye when considering everything on offer this year!

http://imperfectcinema.com

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Imperfect Cinema

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Plymouth DIY Punk Cinema collective Imperfect Cinema will be inviting attendees at Supersonic Festival 2011 to contribute to an alternative documentation of the festival using endangered media technologies!

 

Participants will receive a workshop, both practical and theoretical, introducing them to Super-8 cinema and lo-fi modes of recording. Participants will then obtain their own recordings of the festival, documenting their experience of the event. Recordings will then be processed and edited to form a screening and performance of the work created.

 

The workshop will take place on Saturday 22nd October with exhibition of work taking place on Sunday 23rd October. This workshop is free to weekend ticket holders, but spaces are limited. Please email [email protected] to book a place on this workshop.

 

Imperfect Cinema  provides avenues for participatory activity and aims to socialise a free, democratic short-form cinema by valorising do-it-yourself ethics.

 

http://imperfectcinema.com

 

 

 

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Blood, Sweat + Vinyl : DIY in the 21st Century

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This captivating documentary is the product of five years of obsessive filming of live concert footage, exclusive interviews, and historic documentation focusing on three fiercely independent music labels and their bands.

Featuring Neurosis, ISIS, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Pelican, Oxbow, Evangelista, Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, Cave In, and many others whose music and art found ideal homes in the artist-run record labels of Hydrahead, Neurot, and Constellation.

These labels combine hard-to-define, heavy music with a visual aesthetic that has enraptured worldwide fans, without the need for radio or corporate media outlets. They uphold the legacy of treating music as an art form, not as a product.

This film is an answer to those who question where the spirit of punk rock is today.

Over 20 bands and visual artists.
3 record labels.
1 philosophy.

“Blood, Sweat & Vinyl provides a keen glimpse into crucial corners of the modern music universe where corporate concerns are disregarded and the artists are given (and receive) the respect they deserve.”
– J. Bennett, Decibel Magazine

“It’s a goldmine of exclusive footage for fans, but it’s also a compelling piece for curious onlookers… It’ll make you proud to listen to this music.”
– Etan Rosenbloom, www.metalsucks.net

http://www.bloodsweatvinyl.com/

Blood, Sweat & Vinyl: DIY in the 21st Century (Trailer) from kenneth thomas on Vimeo.

 

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