Sir-Vere album launch party, for the much anticipated Psychoballisticfunk album!!
Joined by special guests The Caulfield Beats, Brett B & the wonderful Elizabete Balcus... all in one very special night of beats, breaks & sonic mayhem.
Hosted by Mark Jones (Wall of Sound) Records DJ & Stevie Vega on the decks.
THE CAULFIELD BEATS (onstage 10.15pm)
Two-piece garage electronic band based in London
"Sharp-as-blades minimal techno with laidback indie vocals, hip hop and soul samples and a huge dose of blistering dancefloor energy" - Electronic Sound Magazine
"A riot of wiggly 303, searing bass and big bouncy beats...their sound is tinged with psyche and electro and is as loose as it is dynamic" - DJ Mag
SIR-VERE (onstage 930pm)
Sir-Vere release their debut album, Psychobalisticfunk October 26.
Expect a selection of finely sculpted, party-stoking breakbeats, techno bleeps, electro machinations, shuffling house rhythms and garage and jungle sub-bass tremors, all colliding with a storm of rousing, distorted guitars and punky, attitude heavy vocals of Craig Sir-Vere.
BRETT B (onstage 845pm)
London producer and dj Brett.B crafted his own sound which hangs over the genre of minimal pop and dance, with a heavy 90s house influence. His tracks bring acoustic and dance music together. Brett.B has previously had residencies in Ibiza, Manchester and more recently London.
ELIZABETE BALČUS (onstage 8pm)
Latvian musician and actress who creates neo-psychedelic dream pop from surprising, collaged, genre juxtapositions that is simultaneously melodic and experimental. She works with a strong visual aesthetic that draws upon modern surrealism, contemporary fashion and geometric imagery.
Her new album "Conarium" is like a eulogy for the subconsciousness; it searches into the deepest depths. The spirit of the album is weirdly theatrical, welding together free-jazz flute improvisations, unearthly voice, electronic beats, ancient sounds, elements of chamber music and magical secret glitches. One of the instruments she plays is a synthesizer which enables her to play fruit and vegetables as instruments. Live performances engage the audience with a psychedelic and theatrical situation that is as befuddling as it is mesmerizing.
“She frequently employs her voice as another instrument with its whoops, shrieks and groans giving the impression of a ghostly opera singer, while at other times creating an eerie choir by multi tracking her vocals. Overall the album is a hazy, dreamy sonic delight (with just enough surprises) which leaves the listener in a blissed out trance like state, somewhere between the waking and sleeping as the album title suggests.” *// Album review by Dave Hammond, *Sounds Magazine**
“Cocteau Twins meets Bjork. Great arrangement and gorgeous vocals (song “The Hanging Garden”)” Vehlinggo.comSource: Windmill Brixton website