THURSDAY 23rd MAY 20.00 – 23.00 – GALAXIANS // GAME_PROGRAM
PETIT MACHINS presents….
Taking their cues from early 80s NY labels such as SAM, Are ‘n’ Bee, Sleeping Bag and post-disco producers such as Leroy Burgess and John Morales, Galaxians fuse classic Roland TR analog drum machine sounds with acoustic drums and synthesizers played live, always placing the soulful unpredictability of the human hand and heart at the forefront of their live shows.
On this tour Galaxians will be accompanied (UK dates only) by Game_Program, aka Jonathan Nash (Hookworms / Nope / Cowtown).
Modelled on influential Detroit, NYC, and Chicago house pioneers such as Ron Hardy, Mr Fingers, and Elbee Bad, Game_Program utlilizes all of the classic elements of early house music experimentation to produce the kinds of jams labels such as Trax championed back in the day. GP’s songs are simple, direct, soulful and organic, the stand-out of which so far being ‘Infinite Light feat. Heywood Floyd’.
FRIDAY 24th MAY 19.45 – 23.00 – Phil Julian // Hobo Sonn // Foldhead // Hagman // Moss Piglets
A night of exquisite harsh electronics!
‘If it ever feels like I’m repeating myself, that’s when I’ll stop what I’m doing.’ The uncompromising Phil Julian (AKA CheapMachines) has droned and noised-off since 1997 in London. He is consistently inconsistent, preferring rugged experimentation and deviation from repeating himself.
At last year’s Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival he blipped and fizzed in Maja Ratkje’s symphonic noise piece, ‘Crepuscular Hour’, but Julian’s just as content with a humble city gig.
Brighton-based Ian Murphy isn’t new to Leeds, being joined by Spoils & Relics’ Kieron Piercy last year at Wharf Chambers. They performed an intense sort of breathing space between the other night’s noise acts. Murphy’s dizzying synth swirls and dense bell tones will transform the ceiling into a whole cosmos – lying down recommended!
‘sidelong micro-orchestras of idyllic decay and drift . . . strangely soothing’
- Doug Mosurock
Smell & Quim mischief-maker Paul Walsh delights in fuzzed-up radio nonsense, gleeful static and rushes of noise. Well-crafted and intense.
Tupperware electronics and home-made mbiras – telepathic and heavenly drones, expertly layered!
Nubile duo of Pete Cann (Half an Abortion, Inverted Nepal) + Pascal Ansell (Panelak) construct a noise totem of dense, low-brow noise clatterings, celebrating muck and precision.
SUNDAY 26th MAY 19.00 – 22.30 – HDHC 10 – Ark Of The Covenant, Natural Order, Wayfarer, Obstruct, xRepentancex, Voidhammer
HDHC presents a night of fun and frivolity featuring fantastic musicians of the hardcore persuasion.
ARK OF THE COVENANT – Cardiff city metalcore back from the dead. If you didn’t catch on the first time, tough.
WAYFARER – Southern Rise metallic hardcore invading the northern wastes for one last time.
NATURAL ORDER – Insanely heavy metalcore channelling D-Beat influences, featuring ex members of some bands you liked once.
VOIDHAMMER – London raw and noisy hardcore with some old school influences, on tour with our Northern brothers.
OBSTRUCT – Yorkshire straight edge, new seven inch soon on Northern Wisdom (which is the best label name ever).
xREPENTANCEx – South coast metalcore on their first northern trip.
TUESDAY 28th MAY 18.00 – 20.30 – May members’ meeting and social
A chance to meet other members of your Club and socialise, as well as get updates from the Club Collective and Co-op about what’s going on and how to be more involved. 1 cost-price drinks token for each member.
Please RSVP (just for an idea of numbers – all welcome). We would really like members to submit items for the agenda. If you’ve got something relevant you would like to discuss then please email it to clubmembers[at]wharfchambers.org.
Hope to see you there!
18.30 – a sit-down meeting with updates, questions and any business
19.30 – a less formal opportunity to chat, meet people and eat cake!
FRIDAY 31st MAY 19.00 – 23.00 – ACTIVE MINDS / SUFFERINFUCK / ATOMCK / RAT FACED BASTARD / SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS / FAMINE
ACTIVE MINDS – Ear-splitting anarcho thrash/punk duo from Scarborough.
SUFFERINFUCK – Pissed off PV/grind from Scotland
ATOMCK – nasty stench grind from South Wales
RAT FACED BASTARD – ferocious death/grind attack from Newcastle.
SATANIC MALFUNCTIONS – from mid-tempo punk rock tunes to ultra fast noisecore/thrash songs with political lyrics (Scarborough)
FAMINE – new-ish Leeds PV grind
6 bands, 2 international, suggested donation £5