STATIC SHOCK GIG VOL #163
“After a killer demo tape in 2016, Barcelona-based hardcore punk band Lux return with a proper full-length for 2017. Not unlike contemporaries such as Exotica or even Exit Order, Lux fuses UK82 style pogo punk with the interesting rhythms of anarcho punk. The catchy basslines are super loud in the mix and drenched in chorus, bringing a gothy sensibility as well. Listening to this recording, if someone were to tell me that Lux were from the 80s I”m not sure I’d doubt them. Drummer Louis, who has played in No, Good Throb, and a whole slue of other bands, brings a powerful but primitive approach to the drumming, almost tribal, where it basically sounds like he’s muscling through it. The vocals almost have a shrieking, banshee like quality at times, but what makes them distinct is the sense of melody and vocal hooks, which are truly rare in hardcore punk these days.”
Back from smashing the USA and Canada! “Permission storm onward with new themes of helplessness and disorientation. Ever present in their approach, aesthetic, and musical execution, the whirlwind eight songs dash on top of pogo inducing acceleration, the brief sluggishness of open strings and blister producing snare thuds. A few uncharacteristic moments produce a fine payoff knowing Permission are capable of exactly what we imagined them to be. Fantastic off kilter hardcore punk and absolutely not to be missed live.”
Bringing a more classic contemporary Barcelona sound to the mix with primitive Rudimentary Peni style riffs with heart racing pogo beats and frantic vocals.
Even more Barcelona hardcore punk! Members of both NEKRA and LUX playing a one-off show.
+ Maybe one more for good measure.
SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER
DIY Space For London
96 – 108 Ormside Street, SE15 1TF
£7 Entry / All Ages / 8pm start and DJ’s playing bangers in the bar until late.
(DSFL is open to members and their guests only.
Membership costs £2 a year and takes 48hrs to come into effect. http://diyspaceforlondon.org/join)
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