Sat, 16 Mar|
Hope and Anchor
Dead Actors, Dirty Work, Coeval
Time & Location
16 Mar 2024, 18:00 – 23:00
Hope and Anchor, The Hope and Anchor, 207 Upper St, London N1 1RL, UK
About the event
- Dead Actors
- Dirty Work
- more to be announced!
(Set order to be announced)
Formed in 2021, Dead Actors is a London and Brighton based art-rock quartet which began life post-lockdown as a vessel for the songwriting of Jonah D Hartley, who sits on a decade of experience in the outer reaches of the underground. After a number of serendipitous encounters and surprise reunions the band came to consist of Daniel Brown on his self-constructed Evil Guitar, who can more often be found doubled over, writhing and whacking his strings with tools than strumming them; Ciaran Harris on bass who provides a thumping heartbeat to this spectacle and Ewan Vellinga, whose limber drumming keeps it moving forwards. Together with Jonah’s fanatical songwriting, sprawling guitar and compelling lyricism, Dead Actors is equal parts shadow-puppetry, cinema, noise rock and folk song. The group’s debut album, Dancing Plague of 1518, was self-released in 2021 and received radio play from both Graham Duff and Colin Newman of Wire. It featured the single Evil Hour, which currently sits somewhere in the thousand plays club. After a string of shows around Brighton the band recorded a follow up EP, A Shouting Throughout Heaven, released in March and following which they set their sights further afield to play shows in London and Leeds. Dead Actors recorded what will be their next single, Left-Handed Scissors, in October and are preparing to release it shortly.
Messy, dirty rock n roll with a crazy bastard mancunian frontman
COEVAL perform dark and propulsive music which burns, crawls, wheezes, and contorts; a sonic running of the gamut which synthesises the live, and lived, experience of the group’s past four years. The songs are sometimes martial, sometimes tender, but always compelling. Traditionally clockwork drum machines paradoxically emit queasily loping and staggering jabs of percussion. The pained and vulnerable vocals reminiscent of the frustration of an outsider wanting it all yet having nothing. The guitars squall. The bass resonates ponderously, adding a skeleton to this mass of dejected lumpen flesh. A range of influences are synthesised here from drone, to noise, to classic punk, yet the work is not merely valuable for its initial sense of familiarity, rather for its uncanniness. It is valuable for the sense of meaning in profound and sincere emptiness.
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