Guttersnipe (uk)

Friday 5 April 21:00 - 22:00 CAFÉ CENTRAL

A brutal version of Wolf Eyes meets Lightning Bolt, but multiplied?

Guttersnipe undermines the masculinity and the macho vibe of noise and rock music, with an ecstatic atonal sound. The guitarist/singer took on the name Urocerus Gigas and drummer Tipula Confusa also prefers to be addressed by his spidery pseudonym. The duo from Leeds is still searching for the point at which an emotion is so intense that it becomes its own antithesis. They call the furious energy of that moment ‘the hysterical zone’ and it is translated into a crazy, uncompromising live performance. Their debut ‘My Mother The Vent’ was considered one of the 50 Best Albums of 2018 by leading magazine The Wire. The Quietus: ‘One of the most exciting live acts in the UK underground, if not the entire world.’ Thurston Moore and Richard Dawson have already outed themselves as fans.

Basically: thumping, rattling and shaking of the highest class.

The Art Of Noise @ Café Central

In 1913, the Italian Luigi Russolo wrote a Futurist manifesto entitled The Art of Noises - L’Arte dei Rumori – in which he declared that music must adjust to the new industrial age and must be a reflection of the noisy city with its ‘hissing, beeping, humming, thumping, rattling and shaking’. If Russolo hadn’t left us in 1947, he would shamelessly sate himself on the (claustrophobic) noise(-rock) and cutting-edge experimental electro that BRDCST presents in the year 2019 – with acts like Blanck Mass, Bliss Signal, Black Midi, Ipek Gorgun or Guttersnipe.

Base of operations is the nearby Café Central (Borgwal 14), right near the famous Halls of Saint-Géry.