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HANDLE (UK, Manchester)
LP forthcoming on Upset The Rhythm (London) & Maternal Voice (Stockholm)
groove punk trio, minimal but pack a punch.
From the ashes of the sadly departed DUDS, rise HANDLE.
‘A newly formed trio featuring a few familiar faces from Manchester’s creative underground scene. On bass guitar and drums, there’s Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire, former members of the much-loved punk band DUDS; while upfront on vocals and keyboards is Leo Hermitt, a genderqueer multidisciplinary artist renowned for their challenging, thought-provoking work on the city’s arts and literary scenes.
For fans of: A Certain Ratio, Devo, The Fall, Yo La Tengo.
‘Incorporating a diverse range of influences, from samba to no wave, this three-piece from Manchester (now based between Manchester/London/Brussels) make a uniquely minimal sound, buoyed by poetic, urgent vocals. Each instrument brings its own voice, yet somehow the result is a brilliantly unified and understated sonic experience that demands your attention.
Handle is made up of Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire (former members of D.U.D.S) and Leo Hermitt, a genderqueer multidisciplinary artist. The group mesh politics, a trans experience of time and the avant-garde with tribal percussion, and urgent, agitated vocals. Their songs – all of which clock in around the two minute mark – owe as much to performance poetry as they do to post-punk. Its dark shapes move beneath a roiling surface. Jolting, shattering, cracking, smoothed, bounded, punctuated. The ‘In Threes’ LP (Released on Upset The Rhythm, Maternal Voice & Absolute Fiction) is a collection of frenetic sounds for frenzied forms.’
Skrot Centralen (London)
Loud intense industrial dance punk. Finest purveyors of Industrial Pop music.
Able Noise (The Hague)
Alex and George’s experimental baritone guitar and drum duo, based between The Hague, the Netherlands and Athens, Greece.
Through the use of voices, tapes and alternative methods of playing their instruments, they create a somewhat minimal and rather visual musical performance.
I think it would be a koul evening.
ABLE NOISE, DJ STEVE, HANDLE, SKROT CENTRALEN