EVENT UPDATE - FRIDAY 12/6/15
ONLINE ADVANCE SALES CLOSED.
Tickets still available at MID STREET BARBERS, THE KILT STUDIO and DREADNOUGHTROCK PAYBOOTH (Friday Night)
Superb ALTERNATIVE Double Header with a Gothic Rock common theme from London and Edinburgh featuring MECHANICAL CABARET and DEAD EYES OPENED.
Straight from the neonlit, decaying heart of urban London come British electropunks Mechanical Cabaret, brainchild of frontman and songwriter Roi Robertson, with musicians Steve Bellamy and Will Crewdson.
Mechanical Cabaret produce a heady brand of electronic music: their sleazy, synthetic pulse is infused with an edgy energy. Obtuse, catchy melodies & scintillating synths combine with sampled foundsound noise, postindustrial rhythms, throbbing bass, topped off by Roi’s lyrical observations of real life, warts and all, delivered with a deadpan dose of sardonic attitude and British black humour.
It’s at live shows that they really come into their own. Steve and Will handle the live electronics with a myriad of vintage machines, whilst Roi shines, struts, and leaps around the stage like a man possessed. They consistently prove
themselves to be a charismatic, exciting and often unpredictable live act.
They've performed live extensively throughout the UK and Europe, particularly in London and Germany. As well as playing their own headline shows, they’ve appeared at many festivals, and been the special guests of a long list of electronic, punk, and alternative musical legends including Fad Gadget, Suicide, Karl Bartos (Kraftwerk), DAF, Nitzer Ebb, The Damned, Sheep On Drugs, Toyah, SigueSigue Sputnik, Alien Sex Fiend, Angie Bowie, Frontline Assembly, Alec Empire, Motor, A Flock of Seagulls, T.Raumschmiere, Mesh, Client, Covenant, VNV Nation, Combichrist, Hocico, Apoptygma Berzerk.
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Originating in the foggy swirl of old town Edinburgh these past 5 years, Dunsy & Spooks found they shared the same musical vision thing - an unshakable belief in the power of the song, and a desire to have posties whistling DEO tunes as they went about their business. Yet, whistling postmen notwithstanding, it is clear that DEO have plans to similarly infect the rest of the planet with their unique take on post-nuclear Goth.
DEO are a kaleidoscopic, psychedelic smorgasbord of influences, the crunch of metal guitars mixing with the darker synthpop sensibilities of Goth. As a result Dunsy, Spooks & Gash are trading on a set of songs built from the sacred ground up - brilliantine, shimmering structures of lush opulence laced with a rock n roll swagger. You think this is empty posturing? You think there's no reality to back up the rhetoric? Well, the boys have a proven track record of writing quality tunes; guitarist Dunsy having bagged both BBC Radio One single of the week and NME singles of the month in the past.
It is his filtering of the great and the good from the world of the six-string (metal to mellow) that give the group their own patented identity. Marry this sonic palette to singer Spooks love of 80s synth, post punk, New Romanticism and early Goth and you have more or less a tick list of influences that make very amorous bedfellows. As Spooks has stated, the aim was always to 'write quality music that doesn't care about categorisation - but if you want a box to put it in, label it radio-friendly Goth Metal.' Both Spooks and Dunsy have a songwriting cognition that stops everything disappearing up its
own arse, and ultimately that's what makes DEO tick.
The band opened the inaugural Destroy the Silence Festival in London and made their Whitby Goth Weekender debut on the Main Stage in April 2012. They have completed high profile support slots with The March Violets, Anne Marie-Hurst, O Children, Die So Fluid and Goth supergoup The Eden House in the last 18 months. They now follow up last year’s critically acclaimed Believe EP with their debut album Tyrants. This 10 track offering features the driving title track Tyrants, the beautifully crafted track Believe, the astonishing live favourite Beautiful and Brave and finishes with the industrial dancefloor filler Submission
It's a mash-up of latter-day Depeche Mode, a noisier Sisters, Dreamtime era Cult, and a bit of Killing Joke. With some
raucous guitars. The song is King after all.
There you go - you're in amongst DEO DNA now.
TICKET EVENT and Best to grab your's in advance from our outlets and online. Tickets WILL be available on the night regardless but by buying in advance guarantee's your spot on the night.
STAGE TIMES TBC nearer the time but approx 8.30pm kick off
DOORS 7pm for the LIVE SESH.
NIGHTCLUB WILL OPEN AT 10PM AS NORMAL and firing up fully after the live event finished approx 11pm.
£5 entry after 11pm with LAST ENTRY at 1am
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