Dumbo Gets Mad
7th September 2022 - 8:00 pm
The Hope & Ruin

Acid Box Presents:


“The Italian duo Dumbo Gets Mad specializes in psychedelics for the sober, bringing experimentation together with detailed pop songwriting. Keeping track of every subtle texture that flows through @Marmelade Kids is harder than it sounds: The instrumentation comes on easily enough, but it’s not long before the music develops into a series of different phaser effects, distortions and reverberations.

Synthesizers make up a great deal of the sound, but none of the equipment sounds new. From analog hums to Mellotron-like whispers, retro vibes are revived without sounding rehashed. The pitch-shifted vocals, which might be the oddest sound here, beckon eerily over a drum beat that could soundtrack any number of hip-hop songs. It’s an instance where contrasts just work. Some art needs to be hung on the wall and stared at inquisitively, while other pieces require a more active approach. Strapping on an oxygen tank and diving in headfirst might be the wisest course of action here.” (NPR)

Plus support from:
The Stanford Family Band


The Hope & Ruin 11-12 Queens Rd
Brighton BN1 3WA