...new venue, new band, new Rose McDowall & Band +Soft Riot/Rachel Lancaster, NEWCASTLE 20/10

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...new venue, new band, new Rose McDowall & Band +Soft Riot/Rachel Lancaster, NEWCASTLE 20/10

Post by clunkie67 » Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:11 pm

clunkclick presents
ROSE McDOWALL & BAND
https://rosemcdowall.bandcamp.com
http://nightschoolrecords.com
http://www.stereogramrecordings.co.uk

Following the break-up of her group Strawberry Switchblade at the end of the 80s, Rose McDowall embarked on a celebrated career in the post-industrial music scene. A member of Current 93 during their purple patch and a guest on records by artists as diverse as Felt, Coil and Nurse With Wound, McDowall’s status as the unofficial queen and muse of the underground is well deserved.

After the recording of several demos which resulted in the ‘Cut With The Cake Knife’ album (Night School/Sacred Bones, 2015), McDowall formed Sorrow to further explore her interest in psychedelic, eldritch folk music. Considerably darker in tone than Strawberry Switchblade, but still resplendent in McDowall’s angelic, heartfelt vocal, ‘Under The Yew Possessed’ is a cult album that belies a classic pop song writing sensibility. Issued in a limited gold vinyl edition for Record Store Day 2018, ‘Under The Yew Possessed’ enjoys a full Night School reissue later this year followed swiftly by ‘Gem’, a new album of recordings with Shawn Pinchbeck.

Now working with a new live band comprising of several members of Scotland’s ever burgeoning music scene (The Cathode Ray/Trama Dolls/Sons & Daughters), Rose McDowall makes an all too rare appearance south of the border at the heart of the DIY underground-overground, the newly reopened Star and Shadow Cinema on Warwick Street, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

+SOFT RIOT
https://www.softriot.com
https://www.soundcloud.com/softriot
https://www.facebook.com/softriot

Soft Riot is JJD; a former Vancouverite now residing in the UK who has clocked in around twenty years of musical output in various bands and projects, including half a dozen art-damaged punk and hardcore bands as well as first-wave post-punk revivalists Radio Berlin. Moving from Vancouver to London UK in the late 2000s, Soft Riot came into full being, having released a couple of acclaimed albums and EPs and staging numerous tours around Europe.

Soft Riot’s sound is an amalgamation of JJD’s personal experience with music, containing elements of synthesiser-based film soundtracks, romantic italo-style flourishes, throbbing arpeggiations and angular, psychedelic synth-pop all tied together with an underlying tension. It is a science-fiction heavy soundscape that narrates the listener through today’s fractured, excessive landscape with hints of black humour.

2018’s The Outsider In The Mirrors is the newest release on the Possession Records: a new, fledgling Glasgow imprint founded by JJD, Claudia Nova (aka Hausfrau) and Andy Brown (Ubre Blanca). It is a consolidation of all the stylistic elements Soft Riot has pursued in the past, fusing his maximalist sonic palette with a sharp-edged sense of post-punk anxiety, unique synth interplay and brooding, claustrophobic new-wave dread. The music is tense, synthetic and precise, embodying and exploring issues of isolation, urban alienation and social paranoia. Yet despite these dark thematic preoccupations the Soft Riot sound is not without its warmth and humour.

When playing live JJD mans no less than three synthesizers, a microphone, an on-stage mixer, and a variety of outboard effects. Soft Riot has toured Europe numerous times, most recently France, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium as well as Moscow and a number of UK cities. Stages have been shared with such peers as Keluar, Lebanon Hanover, Noi Kabát, Robert Görl of DAF and more.

+RACHEL LANCASTER
https://soundcloud.com/rachel-lancaster
https://www.facebook.com/rachellancastermusic/

Artist and musician based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, solo project from member of AM Grave, Big Fail, Silver Fox and former member of Gravenhurst (Warp Records).

"Magical stuff, the combination of programming, guitar drone and looped vocals seeing her occupy some shadowy hinterland between Grouper and Coil (especially when Lancaster began looping hisses and whispers into something decidedly eldritch and unsettling)." (NARC, October 2016)


STAR AND SHADOW CINEMA
WARWICK STREET
NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE
NE2 1BB

https://starandshadow.org.uk

SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018
DOORS 8PM
£10 ADVANCE / £12 ON DOOR

Advance Tickets from WeGotTickets online:
https://www.wegottickets.com/event/442300

and locally from Beatdown, Reflex and RPM soon.
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Re: ...new venue, new band, new Rose McDowall & Band +Special Guests TBC, NEWCASTLE 20/10

Post by clunkie67 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:16 pm

now with special guests SOFT RIOT and RACHEL LANCASTER!

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