[b:9a116c02c5][color=purple:9a116c02c5]SPIRIT OF DIVISION/REVENGE THERAPY PRESENT-[/color:9a116c02c5][/b:9a116c02c5]
[b:9a116c02c5][color=red:9a116c02c5]DÄLEK[/color:9a116c02c5][/b:9a116c02c5] (Ipecac Recs)
[b:9a116c02c5][color=green:9a116c02c5]ACTION BEAT[/color:9a116c02c5][/b:9a116c02c5](Southern Recs)
[b:9a116c02c5][color=yellow:9a116c02c5]CHARLES HAYWARD[/color:9a116c02c5][/b:9a116c02c5] (This Heat/Camberwell Now)
Friday 16th Oct
The Black Box
18-22 Hill Street
Tickets £8.00 from www.wegottickets.com or on the door
Dälek has rightfully gained iconic status as one of the finest alt-hip hop bands of our time. Until recently ”resolutely underground”, Dälek methodically undermines every idiotic idiom perpetuated by mainstream rap, choosing instead to blend assaultingly hypnotic rhymes with a corrosively atmospheric, electronica-inflected hard rock sensibility. Combine all this with an undeniable lyrical intelligence and absolutely no illusions about the world we live in and you’ve got a duo that effortlessly embraces genres--from hip hop to jazz, from jazz to metal, from metal to punk, from punk to noisecore, from noisecore back to hip hop. Think My Bloody Valentine + Tool + early Wu Tang combined with Massive Attack and Aphex Twin and you only begin to wrap your brain around what Dälek has unleashed with each album release, each collaboration, each remix…
Dälek’s first release, NEGRO NECRO NEKROS (Gern Blandsten 1998) was released to overwhelming critical acclaim, artfully combining elements of Faust, the rock grit of The Velvet Underground, shoegaze-like density of Ride, and electronica beats with incisively lyrical social commentary. Dälek's second album, FROM THE FILTHY TONGUE OF GODS AND GRIOTS (Ipecac Recordings 2002) established them firmly alongside hip-hop innovators such as the Antipop Consortium and cLOUDDEAD. Come 2004, Dälek released their dense and dread-filled album ABSENCE (Ipecac Recordings 2004), which brought them their broadest critical and public attention to date. Then, in early 2007, the band released what is perhaps their greatest work: the eloquent and brooding ABANDONED LANGUAGE (Ipecac Recordings 2007). The resulting press coverage around this release speaks for itself:
Dälek has played and toured with bands as diverse as Dälek’s own expansive creative output, winning admiration across the spectrum: Pink Floyd, Kanye West, Pharcyde, Prince Paul, Mr. Lif, Tool, Mastodon, ISIS, Jesu, Faust, Peanut Butter Wolf, KRS-One, Grandmaster Flash, Underworld, DJ Spooky, The Fucking Champs, Bob Dylan, The Pixies, Morrissey, Sonic Youth, Blonde Redhead, Kraftwerk, Rye Coalition, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Battles, Dillinger Escape Plan, Deftones, Massive Attack, The Mars Volta…the list goes on and on.
Ever prolific, Dälek is touring throughout Europe in Oct 2009, in addition to working simultaneously on their next two albums, producing a number of fellow artists and creating remixes and cutting-edge beats upon request…with much, much more to come.
“[b:9a116c02c5][color=cyan:9a116c02c5]Even when they abandon language completely, Dälek can still deliver the art-damaged goods.”
- Alternative Press “100 Bands You Need To Know in 2007”
“…they’ve created a hip-hop masterpiece. Atonal, dissonant and majestic, Abandoned Language…is the future---I hope.” - Under The Radar
“…Abandoned Language still resonates caustic cultural call-outs and seismic indignation spit live rivets at a martial pace.” - URB
“Dälek has fashioned the soundtrack for our post-millennial angst.” - Magnet
“…instead of creating a sense of intimidation through overpowering samples and sheer brute force, they realize it through a cinematic eeriness and minimalist disquiet.”
“…an incantatory power…the social Armageddon the rapper prophesies may never happen, but the group’s caustic music conjures it with persuasive force.[/color:9a116c02c5][/b:9a116c02c5]” – The Washington Post
Action Beat are an improv noise/no-wave band which is often made up of musicians who are available to play the gig on any particular date. They sound quite like early sonic youth, Glenn Branca, Swans and Rhys Chatham. They normally have at least 4 guitarists, a bassist and between 1 and 4 drummers.
Charles Hayward is known as the pioneering drummer with This Heat
and an ever growing list of solo concerts and cds (His most recent release ‘Abracadabra Information’ is out now on the Locus Solus label), special collaborative performances, and is in Massacre with Bill Laswell and Fred Frith.
Committed to song ‘but the shapes have to change’, his current one-man show is an intoxicating mix of percussive attack, swirling electronics and lyrical fragment collage.
[i:9a116c02c5][/i:9a116c02c5]He sweats, there is saliva coming out of his mouth,
and he looks ugly and beautiful at the same time and he is there.[Jean-Herve Peron/Faust]
Telepathic magic……. Hayward is
one of the most life-affirming people who stalks this dark globe.
Nice to see such a diverse line up, this is going to be great!
so......is this defo happenin this this time?
definitely, probably, mostly
If anyone hasn't heard Dalek before their like Sun 0)) WITH RAPPING. fckin immense
I'm guessing this will all be over by 11ish? I'm heading to Tinariwen that night but would love to catch as much of this gig as possible, but looks like I'm out of luck. That is a great line up.
this will slay.
Can't decide between this or Tinariwen - Charles Hayward and silly festival prices will probably swing it this way.
Yeah, any chance of stage times?
Folk I know are coming from afar, wouldn't want them to be missing Charles Hayward.
Apparently (via Pete) Charles Hayward is on at 8.45. I know no more than that.
This was fucking awesome. Charles Hayward and Dalek were both amazing.
I'll be honest. I didn't really get Charles Hayward.. some good moments but most of it was kinda like someone "special" working out some issues behind the drum kit before Dalek came on.
Dalek were class. Shame there weren't more hippady hop fans down there.. anyway good stuff.
This was amazing! Perhaps my favourite show this year so far! Would have been much better with a bigger crowd but that's the way of things...
yeah loved this gig, Very much enjoyed Charles Hayward, and a lovely fella, he chatted and drank, Dalek didn't really chat but very much enjoyed them, yr right Pete a bigger crowd would have been awesome, but alas...
great gig, thanks for getting them over! lethal.