Set in the abandoned cells of an ex-police station, BUNKER is a live/club/art event featuring a line-up of the most singular and invigorating contemporary takes on industrial music. Bludgeoning rhythms, fizzing post-punk discord and subterranean scuzz for the dancefloor in stark, uncompromising surroundings. No quarter given.
The line-up includes debut Bristol appearances from UK noise music legend William Bennett (Whitehouse) presenting his relentless percussion-led project Cut Hands and blistering US analogue noise/techno protagonist Container, as well as London lo-fi post-punk provocateurs Blood Music.
Started in 2007 Cut Hands is the pummellingly direct, percussive project of William Bennett, the founding member of the group Whitehouse and one of extreme electronic music’s original pioneers, based on experiments with his wide collection of Ghanaian percussion instruments.
Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic vehicle of Providence, RI’s Ren Schofield, who somehow sculpts vicious punk sonics into raw jackhammer rhythms that groove in the most pounding, hypnotic, unstoppable and psychedelic ways currently working the grid.
Jamming every pore in proceedings are Quietus DJs Rory Gibb and Luke Turner, who take a night off from furnishing the UK with its finest platform for erudite, open-ended and non-patronising contemporary music discourse in order to pepper the Bunker decks with some industrial/techno/noise assualt & battery.
Plus – to celebrate a heavyweight evening of bludgeoning live industrial/noise music in Bristol, this special limited edition joint ticket gains you entry to both the WOLF EYES show at The Exchange (7.30pm, with Eraas + Tempers) and the late-running BUNKER live/club event (feat. CUT HANDS, CONTAINER + more, 9pm-late, The Island at Bridewell) – ticket link here
Part of Out Of Place, a roaming series of events that explores non-standard performance spaces in and around the Bristol area. A diverse line-up of international music makers and solo audio adventurers will respond to specially selected contexts including an abandoned farm, a shopping centre and a swimming pool…stirring up a sense of off-the-grid discovery for audience and performers alike. A succession of unmissable stereo field trips taking live music out of its comfort zone.
Out of Place is a co-production between Arnolfini and Qu Junktions. It is supported by PRS for Music Foundation’s New Music Plus…UK an initiative developed in association with the hub, with funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales, Creative Scotland, Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation