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Housewives + Soft Walls

Acid Box Promotions presents the genreless Housewives: a band from London who play experimental music that points to the future.
Plus support from a band who need no introduction, Brighton's Soft Walls.

Friday 12th April
The Hope & Ruin
Tickets £8+bf adv / £10otd

Resident Brighton ~ Rocket Recordings
Using prepared guitars, electronics, percussion and saxophone they create an enveloping sound of syncopated rhythms and antithetical song structures. Droning bass lines underpin ethereal samples, whilst precise guitar lines mix with minimal drum parts in ecstatic fashion.Their kinetic live sets have cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting live bands in Europe; championed by the likes of Tom Ravenscroft (BBC 6 Music), Radio3 Late Junction and pioneering experimental musician Charles Hayward (This Heat).They join the like of Liars, Animal Collective and The Knife in laying the gauntlet for experimental music this decade and pushing the boundaries of what a live band can do.

London five-piece Housewives return for more anarchic genre-blending adventures on their second LP, Twilight Splendour;A synthesised collage written in Wetherspoons, cafes and anywhere away from their houseboats where they could find a permanent electrical supply.Exploring the possibilities of electronic sound, this new LP marks a turning point for the band - who sold their guitars to buy midi equipment and swapped London rents for water habitation. Bringing to mind the digital meditations of legendary producer Oneohtrix Point Never and the claustrophobic sampling of Animal Collective and Battles, Twilight Splendour presents a love letter from an early AI to its owner,its concept-led songs strewn with “ecstatic messages of frustration and a desire to connect”.

The album occupies a dystopian world where real emotions have been eclipsed by complex coded simulations. From the dead-behind-the-eyes chanting on ‘Speak toMe’ to the heavily processed vocals on the sax-loaded ‘SmttnKttns’ – which dazzles with vocoder and pop shine – the band’s signature dark, psychedelic chaos and nihilism has been cast into an unnerving new technological light.

Soft Walls ~ Trouble In Mind Records / Faux Discx records
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