Just got back from Supersonic in Birmingham, tired, a little bit deafer but generally pretty happy as the Capsule ladies put together another fine festival. The usual mix of great performances from bands you know and some great discoveries to boot. All augmented by good company, a sweet stall and the close proximity of the hotel for the stumble home.
I didn’t really want to write a ‘what I did post’ so here’s a few videos of some of the acts that I enjoyed.
One of Saturday’s highlights was the Master Musicians of Bukkake, I didn’t know too much about them before other than that a couple of guys from Earth are in the group. I just knew this was going to be good when they came on stage dressed like a cross between scarlet bee keepers and the alchemist from Jodorowsky’s Holy Mountain. Oh and the singer was dressed like Swamp Thing. The correct term for their music is No Age but World Drone is pretty near the mark. Simultaneously heavy and mellow.
Light Trap took to the stage on Saturday, a Brum noise supergroup if ever there was one, made up of Nic Bullen (Napalm Death and Scorn), Johnny Doom (Haxan, Doom and Sore Throat) and Doug from Una Corda on drums. More soon hopefully. Here’s a short document of Nic’s return to the mic….
On Saturday the curse of Skullflower struck again. Which means that every time there’s a chance for me to see them play something happens to stop me. This time it was simply that the venue was too crowded to even get in the door. The upside of this was that got to watch the entirety of Marnie Stern’s set next door. Lots of fun, plenty of finger tapping etc though I have to say that I was a little disappointed that she wasn’t wearing a headband. Though I suppose the guitarist from Goblin made up for that on Sunday night.
Saturday night finished with Monotonix taking it to the kids in all their sweaty glory.
Sunday’s triple header of Pontiak followed by Arbouretum followed by Earthless was downright amazing. Mark was well and truly in the ‘Zone’.
And the whole weekend was wound up by the Italian Horror Metal legends, Goblin.
Cheers to Lisa and Jenny for another fine weekend!