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Tuesday 25th September 2018

Sneers, Bell Lungs & Robert Ridley-Shackleton

— The Old England Pub
No-wave goth-punk, experimental folk and stand-up noise?!
price: Headfirst Tickets


Cacophonous Sarcophagus presents a particularly eclectic evening of sonic delights.


(Berlin via Italy)

[God Unknown]


SNEERS. is a music project started in Berlin in late 2012 by songwriter/guitarist M.G. Blaankart and drummer Leonardo O. Stefenelli.

They released two records (LPs), “For Our Soul-Uplifting Lights To Shine As Fires” (2014) and “With Flames Like Hope To Mortals Given" (2016) and both were followed by long tours in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic.

They recorded their 3rd LP in Berlin in January/ February 2018, with the studio collaboration of Kristof Hahn (Swans) at the lap-steel guitar, and they are presenting this new work live, which is gonna be released by Manchester based label God Unknown Records (Mugstar, Xylorious White, Oneida, White Hills, Gnod, Minami Deutsch) on September 21st.

Their sparse sound brings to mind at once the crushing stripped-back approach of early Swans & no-wave/noise punk scene. This is punctuated with dread-laden licks covered in chorus pedal, bringing to mind the best of 80s Goth guitar music.

RIYL: Father Murphy, Swans, Bauhaus


bell lungs


[Sonically Depicting]


"A compelling live performer, Bell Lungs creates sound worlds using electric violin & guitar, voice, omnichord, field recordings, chimes & assorted tuned percussion. Inspired by the likes of Alice Coltrane, Kate Bush, Matana Roberts, Meredith Monk and Terry Riley, her music incorporates psychedelia, free improvisation, folk, dream pop, drone, transcendentalism, spoken word and a love of science fiction sound design."

She has shared stages with Richard Youngs, Sarah Davachi, Richard Dawson, Diane Cluck, Marshall Allen, Delphine Dora, Colleen etc.

A passionate and frequent collaborator with artists, poets and scientists, including for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art (2012 / 2016 / 2018), Edinburgh Art Festival 2017, UNFIX Festival of Performance Art & Ecology 2016 and Edinburgh International Science Festival 2017.


Robert Ridley-Shackleton


[Chocolate Monk, Cardboard Club]


The Cardboard Prince, pioneer of Tupperwave and possibly the funniest lad in 'noise music'.

Like Consumer Electronics, if they were SUPPOSED to be funny. Neil Hamburger via Merzbow, or something.

Trigger Warning: it might get funky.


Suggested donation of £3-5 please.

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