SOTU FESTIVAL #3
THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF UNDERGROUND CULTURE
– 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20 APRIL 2014 –
The SOTU is a five day festival in Amsterdam in a collaboration between venues OCCII, OT301, Vondelbunker, Butchers Tears, Lambiek and Budapest.
The festival concentrates on alternative and independent music culture with noise, indie rock, psychedelia, avant-garde, bass music, improv jazz and underground dance. Also included within the program are documentaries, films, workshops, a market, videoart, soundart, performances and party.
See for Ticket//Band//Timeschedule//Other Info : http://www.sotufestival.com/2014
BESOIN DEAD (FR)
Besoin Dead started out as a duo that eventually became the solo project of Pascal Benvenuti (La Fraction, Unlogistic, Les Louise Mitchels, Ghost Mice). The music can be seen as a dark, grungy and psychedelic act with a punk attitude. He also runs the Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu? label.
With the aggression of a tiger in Formica, Massicot oscillates between frank and noisy moments and hypnotic, repetitive phases.
An obsessive, rhythmic guitar, a modelled bass, a violin as an free electron, tropical kraut drums led by Latvian poetry form a mass, a constellation of electrical dinosaurs, imported pineapples, cloud-drawings, intricate rhythms and Dada-jokes.
Usé is Nico, founding member of the band Headwar. Nico is very clear about his own music, so in his own words: “You can say that I hit on guitars and toms to make tribal-industrial noise music”
In our words: expect to be blown away by this intense wall of sound one-man noise rock band.
THE BODY (US)
Rumours say The Body is the most brutal band on the planet. In their first ever European tour this duo is going to show us exactly that. Their 2013 album “Christs, Redeemers” shows indeed one heavy sound that is not often heard before. Expect doom drones, heavenly choirs and the darkest sounds from Hell. The Body has expanded the definition of what it means to be a metal band, incorporating elements of noise, avant-garde composition, and experimental electronic music into their crushing doom and searing black metal foundation.
One thing is for sure: be blown away by this intense drone monster!