Supersonic + Milque & Muhle Xmas Cocktail



Supersonic Festival and Milque & Muhle partner to bring you an explosive Xmas cocktail of aural delights and high-spirited performances across 2 rooms on Sat 13 Dec at the Hare & Hounds in Birmingham


Bludgeoning sludge rock from South London , now signed to Candlelight. expect heavy grooves, pounding drums and dual vocals.


Sly and the Family Drone
A primal orchestra of drum rhythms, radiophonic oscillator noise and electronically-abstracted vocals.

Lowest Form
Swirly nasty hardcore from one of britain’s finest ensembles, full length now out on iron lung records.


Ravioli Me Away
Ravioli Me Away are a dangerously ambitious and delusional all girl jazzy post punk, hip funk outfit from london.

Paddy Steer
Sounds like a Swiss cuckoo clock made of egg boxes and horsehair, glued together by an African Moog player in a Vietnamese iron monger’s shop.

Table Scraps
Local Garage Rock. Duo with guitar and stand up drumming with male/female vocals.

Rainbow Grave
Debut show formed from the ashes of Backwards (R.I.P) :’( – think Hate Sludge akin to  Stickmen with Rayguns/ Kilslug.

Advanced tickets from and directly from Milque & Muhle at the Custard Factory.


Sly & The Family Drone bring the party to you



Supersonic Festival isn’t just about the music happening on stage: With our Film Programme, Workshops, Market Place, Extracurricular Activity, TalksKids Gigs and the inauguration of Capsule Labs (set in motion this year with the presence of If Wet), Capsule has always curated it’s signature event with a mind to creating as exciting and as  memorable an overall experience  as possible for our audience.

So, poking fun at the idea of even playing on stage at all, we this year welcome Sly & The Family Drone to our main stage area. They won’t be using the stage, however, instead they’re opting to invade the floor space so expect to be well and truly immersed in their act! Come on down to the Main Stage at 8pm on Saturday May 31st to be part of Sly’s party.

In case you’re wondering why they like playing in the middle of the floor, here’s what they had to say when we put that very question to them:

“It’s always been that way for us, the first ever sly show I played was in the middle of the room at the West End Centre in Aldershot. I had tape loops and mess all around me, and some friends set up a scalectrix track surrounding me as I was playing. I like being close to the audience, there’s an immediate reaction and a physicality to our performance that you don’t get with a traditional stage/audience set up. I like being able to feel music, be it from movement from a crowd or from our speakers pushing some air.”

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Still wondering what to expect? They went on to describe their sound as: ” Electronics and drums spray machine. BMX-ing along the non-existent line between military-state discipline and complete fucking abandon.”

We reckon you’d better just be there and find out for yourself! Have a great weekend everyone!

Sly & The Family Drone bandcamp


Supersonic 2014 Ltd Edt – playlist feat. final additions


Interesting Old Photos of Cats

Supersonic Festival 2014 Ltd Edt had sold out in the first weekend of ticket sales, but due to the addition of a second stage we’ve been able to increase our capacity and offer up another 200 tickets for sale. Half of these extra tickets have already gone! So this really is last chance saloon for those of you who want to be part of Supersonic’s 2014 return: Be quick, tickets here.

With a second stage of course comes a whole new line-up of acts and we’ve picked out some corkers for you. A mix of both well established names like Seattle resident Chris Brokaw and also those who’ve been creating a buzz more recently including Anta, Evil Blizzard, Rattle, Khünnt and Sly & The Family Drone. The festival also welcomes some local bands who’ve made an impression on us including Backwards, Youth Man and Opium Lord. For more information on all these acts and why you should see them, plus the rest of the line-up go here.

We’ve picked out some tracks from some of these performers, plus a few extra tracks from the final additions to the main stage including Pharmakon, Felix Kubin and Alien Whale. Have a listen and get geared up for what is sure to be a great weekend of music and much, much more! 


You can also listen to our previous playlist which includes songs from many of our other performers this year.

Get your tickets here now


Sly & The Family Drone


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Sly & the Family Drone are a primal orchestra of drum rhythms, radiophonic oscillator noise and electronically-abstracted vocals. Sly’s reductionist take on music is literal: they split their drum kit to its singular base units, passing individual drums to the audience who maintain the beat while they free themselves for more noise and freestyle mayhem, ultimately eliminating any boundaries between spectator and performer. This egalitarian approach propels audience and band together into a shamanistic setting of catharsis and anarchic celebration.

“designed to blow out the fug of your enfeebled minds” – The Quietus