HALDOL (WORLD GONE MAD / PHILADELPHIA, USA)
Long-running Philadelphia freaks’ first visit to the land of rain and fascism (now featuring a former member of S-21 on bass). Sidestepping the more theatrical end of modern goth-punk/deathrock to give you pure warped bleak aggression. Less ‘Lucretia My Reflection’, more CHRISTIAN DEATH and early NO TREND.
DISJOY (PRETTY HATE / CARDIFF, WALES)
Pounding goth-infused pogo walking a fine line between BAHAUS and a live-drummed BIG BLACK. Moments recalling the type of high-wire WIPERS-style tension that will appeal to the friend in your life desperate for a fix since the early retirement of SIEVEHEAD.
TERRA SOROR (N/A / GAIA)
Exciting and new creeping dread from the soil of UK London DIY Punk™. The earth is dying and it hates you for it. Members have contributed to FRAU, GOOD THROB, SNOB and ES. No doves fly here mate.
KATY AND NICK (N/A / LONDON)
Katy and Nick are two friends combining their musical pedigree (Es, Public Service, Gloss Rejection, Bamboo, Peepholes, Don’t Argue). The result is warped synthpop compositions backed up by oreinterpreted/mutated classics (David Bowie, Roxy Music, Soft Cell). The project is transformed both by its fearlessness and by a voice that takes control of everything around it, once described as simultaneously “salve and sandpaper”.