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Anxiety, The Lowest Form, Fex Urbis, Teufelskreis – London 24/06
June 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #138:
Formed in August 2015 Glasgow’s ANXIETY have achieved quite a reputation locally thru their stage presence. A fully formed band which irradiates personality from the very first play and is not afraid to look at hardcore punk from outside the box. This their first release sees the band delivering nine tracks of discordant hardcore with layers and layers of distortion and vocal effects in barely 20 minutes. Pinpointing a band like ANXIETY is really hard. While they play hardcore based music their approaches are as broad as you can imagine with members coming from bands as different as HERBERT POWELL, PENNYCRESS, THE LOWEST FORM or APOSTILLE. So think of a way more aggressive BUTTHOLE SURFERS mixed with the less pompous SONIC YOUTH and a hint of contemporary Barcelona and NYC hardcore bands and then you may or not be close to describe ANXIETY’s sound. The entire atmosphere of the record is hectic and oppressive with quite existential lyrics creating an overall feeling of uneasiness and internal confrontation pivotal to understand the band. Basically the band name says it best.
THE LOWEST FORM
“A swirling, nasty hardcore punk record by one of Britain’s finest ensembles. Negative Ecstasy takes the listener (that would be you, duh) through an aural obstacle course of thuggish pounding and piercing feedback wash. Get dirty. Where would we all be without a couple fuzz pedals? Probably listening to Vivaldi or something refined. No thanks. “I want to bash my brains out, bleed all over your drugs and watch you smoke ’em up as I drift off to the inevitable. THE LOWEST FORM is it, bruv.” ”
“Throbbing memento mori punk mob; caustic and convulsive; as if your Crisis, Chrome and Christian Death LP’s all fell out of your collection and onto your turntable at the same time. Members of JC Flowers, No, Facel Vega and Gold Foil.”
First show from this new London hardcore punk band with members from Sarcasm, Sauna Youth and The Lowest Form.
Saturday June 24th
New River Studios
199 Eade Road, Manor House, N4 1DN.
Nearest train is either Manor House or Seven Sisters.
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