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Spectres at The Victoria

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This year, Spectres and Housewives join forces to bring you their loudest show possible. Don't miss this very special co-headline! Spectres were formed in Barnstaple, North Devon in 2011. After moving to Bristol a couple years later they self-released a few EPs and singles on their own Howling Owl label, before joining forces with Sonic Cathedral for 2015's Dying, their incendiary debut that they promised would "snap people out of their comfort zones. We want our noise to smack the spoon out of their mouths that is feeding them the warm diarrhoea that is served by start-up PR companies". The resulting largely positive coverage everywhere from NME to Drowned In Sound, The Times and the Guardian to BBC Radio 1 - not to mention people fleeing their gigs, hands pressed tightly over bleeding ears - would suggest they went some way to achieving this aim. After two years of playing live shows all over Europe in support of Dying and its postmortem, Dead - including memorably stepping into the slot vacated by Bjork at La Route du Rock a couple years ago - the band had intended to decamp somewhere remote to write the follow-up. "We were going to bury our phones, burn our laptops and just write music for a week, come back and record it," says Hatt. "But we didn't get a chance to do this as all of our holidays from work were used up by us gigging more than we were used to. The romantic idea of the writing holiday soon just disintegrated into panic when we suddenly realised we were recording the album in a month and we only had about four songs." Housewives are a London based experimental four piece creating music on the boundary between noise and sound. Their austere, rhythmically charged music has a distinctively cold, minimalist edge; abrasive guitars blend with droning bass lines and propulsive, relentless drums. Their live approach is anti-performance, using a stark and minimal aesthetic coupled with intense and powerful compositions. Often using home made instruments, they explore unique sonic textures creating a challenging and progressive sound. They've gained major plaudits from the independent music press and the British scene as a whole. After a sold out tape on Faux Discx they released their debut album Work with Hands In The Dark, Blank Editions and Negative Days. A split release with touring partners Massicot is to be followed by a second live album FF061116 released with Rocket Recordings in August 2017.

Venue Details & Map

The Victoria

435 Queensbridge Road
E8 3AS
+44 (0)20 7684 0944
Public transport:
Dalston Kingland, National Railway

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