Blood Stereo & Duncan Harrison + Rock & the Roberts(on)s
Blood Sport
Wednesday 30 July 2014
72-73 Old Market St, Bristol, Avon BS2 0EJ
7.30pm - 11.30pm | £6 (advanced Summer Special) | Buy Tickets

Sweatbands on for a quicksilver Qu, Fat Paul and now Bang The Bore mid-summer shakedown: 4 fresh n rotted acts whose ingeniously disparate shapes should rib and jibe, root and rock in kaleidoscopic ways. Nisennenmondai have been long time Qu heroines. Witness their Japanese disco-rock, post-punk funk and zig-zagging riffs.

Update: Powell has sadly had to pull, so with help from Bang The Bore we’ve replaced him with more BLOOD: the scorching Dylan Nyoukis aka Blood Stereo with Duncan Harrison + Rock & the Roberts(on)s  more than fill the bill. Prolific, hardcore champs of the cut/cracked up, code broken, tonsil twisted and fluxed up. Rare to see, so get in early.

It’s been a long time in the offing, but the irresistible Japanese dancefloor rock triple-threat that is NISSENNENMONDAI cruise with intent into Bristol. Live appearances by the imposing all-female sonic trinity comprising Guitarist Masako Takada, bassist Yuri Zaikawa and drummer Sayaka Himeno are rare and raw occasions – this is your chance to be pulverised into a state of eternal, percussion-led groove nirvana, constantly shifting its neon-gilded gears through motorik, afro, disco , psych and techno in a fluid blur of limbs. A band with the enigmatic allure of Boredoms, the rich musical lexicon of Can and the propulsive potency of Factory Floor. UNMISSABLE.

BLOOD SPORT is an arresting concoction of hypnotic Afro-beat and African guitar styles such as Soukous and Juju, locked grooves, the raw energy of post-punk fused with the minimalist tendencies of electronic music. The result is a noisy, rhythmic strain of experimental rock so unique that the band have come to dub it ‘aggro-beat’.`

Guttural gutterspeak, taped tongue-twisters & stuttering devices from Constance & Nyoukis (Chocolate Monk, Prick Decay, Smack Music 7). The King of Pentacles reversed – vice, perversity, corruption, peril.

A table of appropriated, valueless wares, contorted patter & patois, sleight of mouth, which cup hides the coin? The generous merchant distributes to the disadvantaged; the Gambler; the Six of Pentacles.

A variable fraction of the Bolide Awkwardstra – aka The Infinite Ga’ah – damaged art lunk Roberts draws the Wheel of Fortune, standing for flux, the fluidic and the fraudulence of all apparent agency.

Affable nerve-shredding noisebanter, profoundly erratic, remember that time when all his fucking gear broke? The Fool’s possessions are bundled over his right shoulder; in his left hand he holds a rose.


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