Tony Sylvester recommends…

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We’ve asked a number of Supersonic regulars to tell us what they’re most looking forward to seeing this year, Tony Sylvester recommends…

EAGLE TWIN
I’m ecstatic to see the Salt Lake City duo finally making their UK debut. Having trawled over to the continent at the beginning of the year to witness them live, I can safely say disappointment is not an option. I’ve been a fan of Gentry Densley’s guitar playing since the early 90s with the unconquerable Iceburn, and here the stripped back, loose approach really fires up his downtuned ferocity. And I could watch Tyler drum all night.

MOTHLITE
What would Supersonic be without an appearance from Daniel O’Sullivan? Along with O’Malley, he’s probably graced its stages more times than anyone else, except PCM of course! This year we find his newest, and my favourite of all the groups he’s been involved with – Mothlite. Shot through with a classic British literate pop sensibility, Mothlite updates the template while glimpsing back at the likes of the 4AD roster, New Order, Talk Talk and David Sylvian. The latest recordings are staggering and I can’t want to hear them full spectrum, as it were.

HALLOGALLO
Previous Supersonic highlights for me (at least that haven’t involved me disrobing and getting wet) have always included the wild card inclusions of the unexpected reformations – Harmonia and Goblin being the two obvious candidates. The prospect of hearing songs that I’ve lived inside and around for half my life is making me giddy with anticipation. Bring on the Motorik!

VBS VICE GUIDE TO LIBERIA
A rare opportunity to see Andy Capper’s life threatening journey into the dark heart of West Africa.. Never fails to blow me away that the fellow actually put himself through this to bring back this film as tender as it is savage. Killer soundtrack to boot.

FROZEN LOVE DJ Sets
What can I say? Cheeky I know! But I’m carting up the gems from my soul and R&B 45s so we can all hear them over the PA and dance into the wee hours.. See you all there, people!

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More Peter Broderick And Mothlite

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Mothlite joined the Supersonic line up earlier this week with the final wave of additions. Mothlite is a collaboration between Daniel O’Sullivan and Antti Uusimak.  Daniel works with a mind-boggling array of bands; if you’ve ever listened to Ulver, Guapo, Æthenor, Sunn O))) and Aethenor (amongst others) then you’ve been listening to him, and if you liked them, chances are you’ll like Mothlite too.  This is the trailer for their forthcoming LP ‘Dark age’::

We told you about Peter Broderick last week, but since then this video has been released. Shot in the studio during the recording of ‘Guilt’s Tune’ from his LP ‘How They Are’, sometimes a video can illuminate something you wouldn’t notice when listening to a record, for example: simultaneous guitar and piano playing…

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Final acts announced for Supersonic

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Following the news that the 2010 edition of Birmingham’s acclaimed annual Supersonic Festival will be headlined by NAPALM DEATH, SWANS, GODFLESH, HALLOGALLO and MELT BANANA, Capsule are excited to announce the final few acts who will be appearing at this year’s festival, as well as reveal highlights from the incredible film, talks and visual arts programme.

Latest additions to the Supersonic line-up include the awesome live orchestra, Chrome Hoof, experimental hardcore band Ruins, the heavy riffage of Dethscalator and the melancholic pop sounds of Daniel O’Sullivan’s new project, Mothlite. Also, a special AV set from the hugely evocative Barn Owl, the psych/folk/electronic sounds of Health & Efficiency, regular jazz meets free improv in the form of Steve Tromans & Dan Nicholls Duo and Black Sun Drum Corps presenting a percussion parade through the festival, which will combine Supersonic Festival performers and audience members to create a visceral and live massed drumming experience. From metal to avant garde and folk, Supersonic 2010 is set to cement the festival’s reputation as one of the most original and eclectic music festivals in the UK.

Tickets on sale now
Friday: £20, Sat/Sun: £35, Weekend: £75

FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER
NAPALM DEATH
DEAD FADER / DEMONS (W/SICK LLAMA) / DEVILMAN (W/DJ SCOTCH EGG) / DRUMCORPS / FUKPIG / GUM TAKES TOOTH / NECRO DEATHMORT / PCM

SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER
GODFLESH + MELT BANANA
BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI / CAVE / CLOAKS (exclusive solo DJ set) / DOSH / EAGLE TWIN / GNAW / GNOD / KING MIDAS SOUND / LASH FRENZY vs KK NULL / LICHENS / OvO / PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES / PEOPLE LIKE US / STEVE TROMAN & DAN NICHOLLS DUO / STINKY WIZZLETEAT /  TWEAK BIRD

SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER
SWANS + HALLOGALLO
BARN OWL / BLACK SUN DRUM CORPS / CHROME HOOF / DETHSCALATOR / BONG / FACTORY FLOOR / HEALTH & EFFICIENCY / JAILBREAK FEAT. CHRIS CORSANO + HEATHER LEIGH / JAMES BLACKSHAW / KHYAM ALLAMI AND MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE / MOTH LITE /  MUGSTAR /  NISENNENMONDAI / PETER BRODERICK / PIERRE BASTIEN + MALE INSTRUMENTY / RUINS / VOICE OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS / ZENI GEVA


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Mothlite

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Mothlite is the brainchild of Daniel O’Sullivan. London-based renaissance man, prolific composer and multi-instrumentalist known for his subterranean exploits under various occult mediums (Ulver, Sunn O))), Guapo, Æthenor) has come out of the shadows to bask in celestial light. O’Sullivan and his swarm create grandiose gothic-pop euphoria closer to the world at large whilst retaining a grasp on subliminal and oceanic musical depth.
Drawing on the cloistered impressionistic Englishness of Coil, Talk Talk and David Sylvian combined with the stately pop melancholy of Tears For Fears, Kate Bush, Swans and Cocteau Twins, Mothlite gaze into a future of epic proportions. Influences are thrown into the air and reassembled in an incendiary mixture of plate-spinning dexterity and novel authenticity.

http://www.myspace.com/mothlite

Dark Age Soon from Mothlite on Vimeo.

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