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Massicot & Slagheap & Shake Chain – Live in London!
February 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Upset The Rhythm presents…
Monday 24 February
New River Studios, 199 Eade Rd, Harringay, London, N4 1DN
7.30pm | £7.50 | https://link.dice.fm/6T5vkTccc2
MASSICOT are a Geneva trio that sound as if they can hardly contain their own energy. The no-frills bone-dry guitar sounds oscillates between hypnotically repetitive passages and noisy outbursts. Simone Aubert plays her rhythm guitar with a manic relentless energy. Drummer Colline Grosjean works her way from funk to krautrock to tropical beats and back again. Then over all that, in addition to her vocals, Mara Krastina plays her charming bright red mini-bass with a velocity that is guaranteed to ensure bodies start moving. Their new album is due out about now on the Harbinger Sound / Spurge Recordings label.
SLAGHEAP are pure unfiltered energetic post-punk nonsense from four women in their pants. In turns melodic, naïve and raucous. The debut album from this Bristol quartet has been winning over fans everywhere and picking up plenty of airplay and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon. The 12″ was the first release from Spurge Recordings and is a must if you’re attuned to the attitude and tunes of The Raincoats or Au Pairs amongst others. But be assured this isn’t a simply retrospective sound.
SHAKE CHAIN formed through a love of thought provoking performance art and a yearning for disruption so they were never going to be your average run of the mill project and the band have delivered unpredictable live shows across London and Oxford since their recent inception. Having recorded their debut EP ‘Neil Yonge and Bob Doylan Live at Hyde Park’ (on the day of Neil Young & Bob Dylan Live at Hyde Park) last Summer, with sound artist David Carugo and released by Permanent Slump, the group enter 2020 with a fresh heap of material to take into the studio and on the road around the UK in April. Catch them in the field with their not-to-be-missed fusion of post punk grooves and chaotic lamenting on the current state of things.