Sly & The Family Drone + Justice Yeldham + Buddy Lee Dickens + MU2

Sly & The Family Drone + Justice Yeldham + Buddy Lee Dickens + MU2

1st August 2019

This gig is for a standing audience.

Expect a 'frenetic, a wild, free jazz cacophony, a melange of clamorous, ultra-hyped horns, sonorous lowed drone and is dominated by truly frenzied, cacophonous bent. Circuits fizz and hum while the percussion thrashes and crashes arrhythmically, throwing the listener around with reckless abandon a roller coaster of tempestuous sonic mania'

Sly's reductionist take on music is literal; they split their drum kit to its singular base units, passing individual drums to the audience who maintain the beat while they free themselves for more noise and freestyle mayhem, ultimately eliminating any boundaries between spectator and performer. This egalitarian approach propels audience and band together into a shamanistic setting of catharsis and anarchic celebration. By the end of the set their drums and equipment are scattered; the remnants of their music lying bare across the floor.

There is no place for guitars within this band.

"Their live shows are becoming legendary. Things usually get broken. There will be more than likely blood. A must see live experience. No gig by Sly & The Family Drone is ever the same." Club Velocity 2011

Lucas Abela turns discarded shards of glass into crude musical instruments, ecstatically pursing his lips on the sharp edges while employing vocal techniques ranging from throat singing to raspberries. The results are a wild array of oddly controlled cacophonous noise teetering on the edge of music.

After years of performing live across the UK, the atomic alt-folk cowpunk Buddy Lee Dickens released his debut album ‘Charly Brown’ on Love Love Records in 2017.
Consisting of 10 home-made demos which were written and produced by Buddy between 2006 to 2013 on a 4-track cassette recorder, with additional engineering and mastering from Robin Harwood at the Engine Installation.

Charly Brown is an acid-stained hellride into Americana spanning an array of subjects from drinking, smoking, hard drugs, violence, religion, colonialism, love, lust and murder.

Buddy Lee effortlessly juxtaposes playful pop melodies with dark and almost cartoon-like themes, displaying an impressive vocal range and a simple, honest guitar style.
The album walks the line between comedy and melancholia, through well structured grainy recordings that have more than pinch of schizophrenic humour. The blackest country yet from the man who is also dressed in black.

Tickets £8 / £7 concessions.
Doors open 7pm.

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