Bad Breeding (UK) + Crowd of Chairs + Adolina + Missiles of October
» Bad Breeding (UK) (Noise Rock)
“There are homeless young people in Stevenage town centre and in order to feed themselves they are begging people for money. There is a food bank in Stevenage. It provides meals to families who can’t afford them; many of them are in work. Demand for the food bank’s services, funded and staffed by the generosity of local working-class people, has increased rapidly over the last three years. Yet Stevenage is just over thirty miles from one of the richest cities on earth.
There is no complexity or ambiguity to these facts - they are a deep, visceral shame on the political forces that have held power for the last forty years. They are not circumstances visited on us by some remote force like the weather. They happened because of savage ideological choices designed to humiliate and psychologically kneecap the great majority of us who are the victims in this sickening charade.
There is resistance in the face of the brutality. The quiet dignity with which communities have borne this violence and sought to staunch the bleeding wherever possible is one. The inarticulate outbursts of rage, collective and progressive or isolated and reactionary, are another. But neither the coping mechanisms of the kind, or the refusal to cooperate from the rebels, can bring change quickly enough. The entrenched logic of capital and the callousness it breeds within us lies like a suffocating smog over our towns, choking out the sun and the infant cries of our aspirations.
In these desperate circumstances it is still seen as puerile utopianism to demand that children go to school fed or that young people might have a place to live not at the mercy of a venal landlord or a change in circumstance. Basic human empathy is treated like an unfortunate weakness.
Sadistic military machismo is unquestioningly lauded. The ability, the desire, to detonate bombs which kill hundreds of thousands and scorch the earth for generations are praised as a sign of strength rather than the mark of a bloodthirsty sociopath. The urge for fascistic violence is slowly winked at and nudged forward.
Because no one is saying the obvious doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be said. When manicured centrists in a detached media-class bubble stack up likes and retweets for being “radical” enough to say things that any decent human being should feel as a matter of course it is clear other voices are vital.
To sneer at their self-congratulatory mediocrity.
To demand more.
To point out that if you are in the middle of the road you get run down.
It’s not radical to live with dignity. It’s not radical for people to be able to feed, house and clothe themselves. But in this country that is a right extended to fewer people by the day. The chance for genuine human flourishing, for a good and fulfilling life in concert with your community, is an ever more remote possibility to millions crushed under the pressure of their postcode.”
» Crowd of Chairs (Noise Rock)
Ghent based noisy band.
» Adolina (Math Rock / Indie / Noise)
Since 1998, through evolution, line-up changes, Adolina tries to work the chaos around them and the one they generate themselves. Between noise, post-punk, indie-pop, metal crossfires, Adolina tries to come out with only one urge : fight nevermind the styles and labels thrown at their face. After 2 EP’s, Adolina has released in 2009 their first album : Domovoï. Not satisfied by this first try which is only the reflection of the instability of the previous years, the quartet go back to work and record what will become Caldeira, the second album. At instigation of Steph (A tant rêver du roi), the band will release the stuff on vinyl and they’ll looking for partnership to help out : Whosbrain (Luxembourg) and Uproar for veneration (Lille)… Now it’s time to face their field : the stage…
Missiles of October is a Belgian band formed in 2012 by 3 old guys who are playing a dirty rock, heavy and powerful! sludge vs punk vs noise rock! for fans of Unsane, Les Thugs, Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Black Flag, Mc Lusky, Unwound...
with 2 albums, 3 EP and +/- 90 crazy gigs in UK, Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany, they get an impressive live reputation.
They play with Whores., Big Business, Cosmic Psychos, Philm (usa), Progerians, Speedozer, Dÿse, 3 times with Jucifer (us), Hard Ons (Au), Grant National (De), Vandal-X (Be), Stinking Lizaveta (US), King Phantom (fr), Clarkys bacon (De), Don Vito (De), Anomalys (Nl), Membrane (fr), Revok (fr), The Lumberjack Feedback (fr), La jungle, Morkobot (it), Frau Blucher, L'effondras, Remote, Animal Youth , Nine eleven .....