Beautify Junkyards + Mezzotint + Abrasive Trees

Beautify Junkyards + Mezzotint + Abrasive Trees

25th June 2023

This gig is probably for a standing audience.

Beautify Junkyards are a Portuguese group influenced by English acid folk, Brazilian Tropicália and contemporary electronica. Led by João Branco Kyron on vocals and keyboards. With Martinez also on vocals, João Moreira on acoustic guitar and synth, Sergue Ra on bass and Antonio Watts on drums. Helena Espvall, formerly of Espers, joined the band on cello and acoustic guitar in 2017.

In 2012, the band’s first album was a collection of cover versions; mainly of classics of the British acid folk period, but also taking in Tropicália and German Kosmiche. Their version of Kraftwerk’s Radioactivity was included on DJ Food’s Krafwerk Kover Kollection. Their second album in 2015, The Beast Shouted Love, featured original songs with similar influences. In 2016 the band debuted on Ghost Box Records with a single as part of the label's Other Voices Series. Their first album for Ghost Box, The Invisible World of Beautify Junkyards was released in March, 2018.

Colchester Darkwave pop / synth deliciousness. For fans of The Cure, Drab Majesty and the like.

Abrasive Trees
"utterly enticing… post-punk meets psychedelia" - Louder Than War

Tickets £7
Doors open 7pm.
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