DRAB MAJESTY (Los Angeles, California)
Tragic Wave // Goth // Mid-Fi //
Drab Majesty is an inter-dimensional platform aimed at channeling aural and visual messages founded by a human being from Los Angeles in 2013. The human communes directly with it’s spiritual muse/assumed alter-ego Deb Demure to demonstrate the power in relinquishing ownership to a divine design, thereby handing inspiration over to the spirit world – essentially serving as a contractor in business with the Collective Consciousness.
Relying on those principles, Drab Majesty, from its inception, set out to achieve no specific style, yet over the span of a European tour, several US tours, an LP entitled “Careless” (released and reissued 3 times on DAIS Records), 2 cassette EP’s, and a 7-inch on (Weyrd Son/Brussels), Deb has honed in on a pointed aesthetic.
While inherently guitar-driven music in the vain of The Chameleons or Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Drab Majesty’s sound is often nuanced by ethereal washes of icy keyboards and arpeggiated synthesizers, backed by heavy mechanized percussion and forked pulsing synth bass, all adorned with reverb-laden vocals reminiscent of a hallowed cathedral.
In the past two years Deb has been invited to support bands such as Psychic TV, Clan of Xymox, The Frozen Autumn, Prayers, and label mates Youth Code and King Dude to name a few. Part alien, part mime, part priestess — yet all summed up in the feeble form of a human looking body, Deb Demure aims to serve as a musical and visual medium marrying the void and the form.
POISON POINT (Lyon, France)
Darkwave // Post-Punk
Poison Point is born in the form of a one man-machine band in 2015 and operated by french boy Timothée Gainet. It features screaming synths hammered by a frantic drum machine, the whole driven by a sharp bass sound and topped by Tim’s prime time darkwave vocals. Since august 2016 Poison Point is a two piece band, joined by Arnaud Derochefort on keyboards, live drum machine and programming.
TRANSFIGURE (Newcastle, United Kingdom)
Electronic // New Wave // Synth Pop
Newcastle duo Transfigure are Grace & Lewis, bright pop youngsters channelling the vocals of Saint Etienne through the melodies and arrangements of 80s electonic lynchpins the Pet Shop Boys and New Order. Their debut album ‘Translation’ has just been released on Dutch label Bordello A Parigi, and sees them sit alongside peers such as Lust For Youth and First Hate.
DJ ANTONI MIOVVI
DJ ANTONI MIOVVI, DRAB MAJESTY, POISON POINT, TRANSFIGURE