Sextile Lending Rooms Leeds / Record Junkie Sheffield 18-19 January 2018

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Sextile Live The Lending Rooms Leeds 18th Jan 2018

Only just into 2018 and I could be wrong but I think have just witnessed the most exciting new band to debut in the UK this year. It’s the measure of a great band that you turn up expecting a good show but you end being blown away by the live performance. In the 80’s in regularly used to be case.

Sextile are very much enthused by the spirit of the the 80’s but give it a 21st century upgrade.

The live fusion of stand up drumming, korg synths and guitars and the intense vocals will blow you away! So much so you won’t realise they don’t have a bass player but with great layers of synths they don’t need one and it makes a positive difference.

Even a few technical problems doesn’t derail the pulsation of their live performance.


The live set is mainly a mix of their first album ‘A Thousand Hands’ and their current release ‘Albeit Living’


Stand out tracks like One Of These is like the perfect fusion between DAF/Absolute Body Control and The Jesus and Mary Chain Love it!

Who Killed Six I am sure if Lux from The Cramps heard this he would be grooving in his grave. Epic!

Ripped has a hint of A Flock Of Seagulls in the intro before Crampslike guitars crash in. Synths also remind me of A Crash Course In Science wow! Floored reminds me of early New Order and The Human League with a Sextile twist. Love it!

Sextile Live Record Junkie Sheffield 19th Jan 2018


Sterilized if The Cramps had used a synth it would have been as good as this. Epic!


Crisis a brilliant cramps synth fusion!


Sextile based on these two live shows can only get bigger. So get off your arse and go see them on tour now. Life’s too short to miss such great live gigs!

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The Serpent – MYRKUR
Baphomet Sunrise (velvet kills rmx) – NORMA LOY
Surrender – EIVøR
Nadan – GARMANA
Rhythm Is A Dancer – DEATH IN ROME
Violent Dreams (sidewalks and skeletons rmx ) – CRYSTAL CASTLES
Lost World – ELISABAT MUSE
Existentialism – STRVNGERS
Hex – THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
Envenom (strvngers rmx)- VORE AURORA
Viva Evil (swine haze rmx) – PIG
Edge Of The Blade – PRAYERS
The Pit – PRIEST
Let Me In – LIQUID ROOMS
Live To Die Another Day – HANTE
Imagination – XYMOX
Eyes Of The Snake – VELVET KILLS
Mantis – EGGVN
Pictures Of You – TEENAGE SIN TASTE (feat Valerie)
Life’s What You Make It – PLACEBO
Psychic Vampire – IKON
Last Breath – FEHM
Assimilate (red union rmx) – SKINNY PUPPY

SCREATURE – Old Hand New Wave

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Screature return with their new album on 19th January 2018 ‘Old Hand New Wave‘, The album opens with The New Eve – a magical sonic shockwave giving a much needed injection into the deathrock genre. Wow! Waiting For A Light – a fuzztastic funeralistic bop which will have you bouncing on the dancefloor! Love it!

North Of Order – slamdancetastic . Yeah! Gone Cold –  a well woven wall of sound as guitars and keyboards speed walz to the protruding two finger vocals with a hint of Eva O. Epic! Hit The Void and the handbrake is gently applied to the sonic rocket fired by Screature. This is a delightful dirge will blow the dust well and truly away. Love it! Induction with the tempo still in second gear, The power of this song will blow you away. Wow! Metapsychosis – a brutal aural assault that will leave you windswept! Last Scene Alive – Another subsonic speed walz, lovely jagged guitars clash with the punked up vocals. Lovely! Movements- Lovely stabbing guitars, a hint of ‘The Cramps’, pumping keyboards and the trademark Screature vocals make this infectious like a raging fever! On Fire! Torn Passage –On this album Screature show their true depth of musical talent with this track being more postpunk, sounds like the Screature singer, ‘Suicide’, ‘The Horrors’ were mixed in a blender to produce the perfect sonic smoothy 😉 Another Mask brings the curtain down on what is easily the best album from Screature so far and for me one of the albums of 2018. Makes me want to catch a plane to USA, as top of my list for bands I want to see live in 2018! Your life will not be complete until you hear this masterpiece!

JAPAN SUICIDE – Santa Sangre

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The highly anticipated new album from Japan Suicide  – ‘Santa Sangre’ is due for release on 14th February 2018. The album opens with the title track Santa Sangre – has a postpunk holy mass feel and is the perfect intro.

Circle comes next a ritualistic intro melts into relentless intensive waves of postpunk musical attitude. Reminds me a bit of Noir Desir, Great! Dealer possibley my favourite track on the album due to the pulsing 80’s bass and a great mix of shimmering and searing guitars to burn a hole in the dancefloor. Love it! El Ritual sees the pace drop into a sea of atmospherics, reminds me a bit of ‘Cactus World News’. Nice! Blown Away reignites the pulsing postpunk push to the dancefloor, with a splash of ‘The Cure’. Lovely! For Every Flaw –luscious intense jingly jangly guitars add to the wall of postpunk sound which will appeal to fans of Into Paradise. Great track! Fate has a more gothic feel to it, aided by the dark, desolate sounding keyboards splashing against deft drumming and shoegaze guitars. Rejoice – has a hint of U2’s ‘Stories For Boys’ album mixed up with ‘The Doors’ –  psychedelic postpunk atmospherics. Love it! Thus Bad Begins builds the the postpunk psychedelic atmosphere further. Lost Daughter and the temperature rises until it bursts into a searing postpunk classic. Nice! Carcosa – I can see this being the intro track for all future live performances. Postpunked Blade Runner. Epic! A great follow up to ‘We Die In Such a Place’

SHAD SHADOWS – Fix EP

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The follow up to Minor Blues sees Shad Shadows more influenced by Sci Fi sounds and the opening track Electronic Brigade has hints of ‘Vangelis’ and ‘Blade Runner’.

Moon Bay has a hint of ‘The KVB’ about it as it gravitates towards the dancefloor. Nice! White Fall is my favourite track on the album, simple but so seductive synths. Love It! Colloseum brings the EP to a close. What I really like about Shad Shadows is that they be original. Here’s to seeing them live in 2018.

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Alchemist – SADAEMON
Ave Plague – KING PLAGUE
Born To Die – SIDEWALKS AND SKELETONS
Flesh – GIRL GRAVE
Carol Of Bells – MXMS
Last Christmas – DEATH IN ROME
Torschlusspanik – IN THE NURSERY
Like They Do – GLAARE
Snow Like Ashes – CULT OF HAZE
Sugar – TRUE MOON
Circle – JAPAN SUICIDE
Fallen – SECRET SIGHT
Frankie – SOFT KILL
In Deep – THE KVB
Everything Turning Up Down – WIRETRAIN
No Backbone – KUDZU
Black Bullets – LIQUID ROOMS
White Fall – SHAD SHADOWS
Into The Dark – GAMA-X
Vuoto – DARK DOOR
Motion – BOY HARSHER
We Can’t Escape – VYSMECH?
Fingers – THE SECRET FRENCH POSTCARDS
It Kills – THE SOFT MOON
The Foyer – DRAB MAJESTY
New Dawn – BRACHKO
The Garden Of The Lost – IKON
New Dark Age – THE SOUND
Leave Me Alone – NEW ORDER
Windsor Hum – PROTOMARTYR
Slave To The Wage – PLACEBO
Preset – EUROPEAN GHOST
Human Age – FEHM
I Dreamt Music – INVSN
The Dead Cry For No-One – THEN COMES SILENCE
Lunatic – THE SLOW READERS CLUB

 

Darklands setlist @ The Fulford Arms, York Sat 9th December 2017

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DJ DeAth

Atmosphere – JOY DIVISION
Anywhere Out Of This World – DEAD CAN DANCE
Fall Apart – DEATH IN JUNE
The Enemy Within – DOWN IN JUNE
Europa – TRIARII
Loin Du Brouillard – DERNIERE VOLONTE *R
Engel – CHAMBER
Lost World – ELISABAT MUSE
Black – BLUTENGEL
Dead Stars – COVENANT *R
Vampire Town – EMPATHY TEST *R
The Pit – PRIEST
Envenom (strvngers rmx) – VORE AURORA
Without You – THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
Lebanon – THE HOUSE OF USHER
Israel – SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES

DJ Batastrophe

UNHEILIG – Schutzengel
MONICA RICHARDS – Armistice
AUGER – My Guardian *R
THEATRE OF TRAGEDY – Machine (vnv mix) *R
SUICIDE COMMANDO – Die Motherf*cker Die
BOSCH – God
Rosetta Stone – Adrenaline *R
THE LAST DANCE – Nightmares
SISTERS OF MERCY – This Corrosion *R
THE CULT – Rain
E-NOMINE – Mitternacht *R
OTTO DIX – Ego (Eisenfunk Rmx)
HELIUM VOLA – Omnis Mundi Creatura
FAITH & THE MUSE – 9 Dragons
AURAL VAMPIRE – Freeze *R
AUTO MOD – Kruta Kisetsu

DJ De’Ath

Year Zero – GHOST BC
Links 2 3 4 – RAMMSTEIN
Prime Mover – ZODIAC MINDWARP & THE LOVE REACTION
Vengeance – NEW MODEL ARMY *R
15 Years – THE LEVELLERS
California Uber Alles – DEAD KENNEDYS
Wardance – KILLING JOKE
The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls – BEASTMILK *R
A Forest – THE CURE
Swamp Thing – THE CHAMELEONS
Sanctuary – THE CULT
Papillon – EDITORS
Dominion – SISTERS OF MERCY
Love Never Dies – APOPTYGMA BERZERK *R
Die Offenbarung – HEIMATAERDE

DJ Batastrophe

DIGITAL FACTOR – Bloody Xmas
MOR – The Ugly Truth (Jesus loves America mix)
Rob Zombie – Superbeast
KILLING MIRANDA – Discoteque Necronomicon
NIN – The Hand That Feeds
MINISTRY – NWO

DJ War

Tanz Mit Laibach – LAIBACH
AND ONE – Panzermensch *R
Spit It Out – IAMX
FLESHFIELD – Inferior (ivory frequency mix)
Benzin (kerosene rmx) – RAMMSTEIN
ASP – Coming Home
This Sh*t Will F*ck You Up – COMBICHRIST *R
DEPECHE MODE – Enjoy The Silence (mike shinoda rmx) *R
Sid Vicious In A Dress – POWERMAN 5000
ADAM AND THE ANTS – Kings Of The Wild Frontier *R
Fade To Grey – VISAGE
BAUHAUS – The Passion Of Lovers *R

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it great night for Our last appearance @ The Fulford Arms. We hope hope you have a great Xmas and we look forward to see you all in 2018 at the new venue in York. Once we have everything confirmed we will announce the full details 😉

IN THE NURSERY – 1961

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The prolific composers and soundsmiths In The Nursery release their 28th album  1961 The album is inspired by events of 1961 the same year Nigel and Klive Humberstone were born. The album opens with Until Before After classical brooding filmscore seeps into a blissful bass riff shattered with a haunting guitar and a deft snare drum. The perfect switch between male and female vocals. What a great song! Could be this ITN’s new sound going forward? Love it! Torschlusspanik captures the devision of East and West Germany by construction of the Berlin wall. A great intro of assembled strings and a sparse synth will send a shiver down your spine -it could easily be from a filmscore. A chorus of Khrushchev, Kennedy, Berlin grows until it explodes into a bombastic masterpiece, one of the best songs In The Nursery has ever recorded! Fanatastic! Consul features Gladys a 1961 Ford consul. A genius idea that fits like a glove with the grandios church organ. Reminds me a bit of Sopor Aeternus. Epic! Grand Corridor is about the Canadian Red Cross Memorial Hospital in the grounds Cliveden, Taplow where the twins were born. In 1985 it closed and is said to be one of Britain’s most haunted hospitals with it’s 1/4 mile grand corridor. Has a spooky ritualistic feel. Love it! Retrofire celebrates Yuri Gagarin orbiting the earth in Vostok 1. Naturally ITN produce the perfect space soundscape and with the keyboards you can imagine the thrusters being fired on Vostok. Out Of This World! Pacify is inspired the novel Catch 22. A Neofolk classic. Love it!

Solaris is inspired by the science fiction novel written by Stanislaw Lem. What a great track will appeal to fans of Darkher. Epic! Prisoner Of Conscience is dedicated to the founding of Amnesty International. Great french vocals, classical composition and sparse guitars. Love it! The Earth Was Blue takes us back to space and Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepard looking down on the earth. For me this is the best album In The Nursery have ever released, with a fusing of their early guitar sound, their classical filmscores and their epic martialed percussion. They have reinvented their sound and produced the perfect opus! I hope I will hear the full album being played live in 2018 as it will be something very special indeed. 12/10 – Get it now!

Darklands setlist @ The Fulford Arms, York, Sat 11th Nov 2017

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DJ De’Ath

I Revenge – MXMS
Fog Banks – EIVOR
Torschlusspanik – IN THE NURSERY
Willow Dance – THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE
Dead Souls – SOPOR AETERNUS
Too Soon To Tell – DRAB MAJESTY
Live To Die Another Day – HANTE *R
Glory – COLD CAVE
Future – AUTOBAHN
Night Games – THE KVB*R
Last Breath – FEHM
Lunatic – THE SLOW READERS CLUB *R
Cursed Be Thy Blessings – PRAYERS
Viva Evil (swine mix ) – PIG *R
Radio Paranoia – RABIA SORDA *R
Ich Will Dich – WUMPSCUT

DJ Batastrophe

NECRO FACILITY – Explode
MORTIIS – The Ugly Truth (jesus loves America mix)
AUGER – My Guardian
PSYCLON NINE – Parasitic *R
DIE KRUPPS – Riskofaktor
ASP – Ich Will Brennen
SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES – Spellbound
UNINVITED GUEST – DEVILS TOYBOX *R
MONO INC – Heile Heile Segen *R
ROSETTA STONE -Adrenaline
DREAM DISCIPLES – Care Of The Devil (urban armageddon mix)
GRAUSAME TOCHTER – Freundin
TRAUMTAENZER – Stigmata
BAUHAUS – The Passion Of Lovers
SISTERS OF MERCY – Walkaway
JULIEN K – Dark Cadence *R

DJ DeAth

Year Zero – GHOST BC
Ich Will – RAMMSTEIN
Your Sweet 666 – HIM
Sid Vicious In A Dress – POWERMAN 5000
Love Breeds Suicide – REAKTOR 7X *R
Unterwelt (radio edit) – SUICIDE COMMANDO *R
Call The Ships To Port – COVENANT *R
Dressed To Kill – STRVNGERS
Papillon – EDITORS
Burn – THE SOFT MOON
Rituel – SHE PAST AWAY
I Feel Love – BALAAM AND THE ANGEL
Lullaby – THE CURE *R
Swamp Thing – THE CHAMELEONS
Vagabonds – NEW MODEL ARMY
Du Hast – LOS COLORADOS

DJ Batastrophe

INTERPOL – Slow Hands
PAIN – Behind The Wheel *R
GRENDEL – Timewave Zero *R
AURAL VAMPIRE – Darkwave Surfer *R

DJ War

You Spin Me Round (like a record) – DEAD OR ALIVE
EISBRECHER – Tanz Mit Mir
Anarchy In The UK – THE SEX PISTOLS
THE CULT – Lil Devil
Scum – SANTA HATES YOU *R
APOPTYGMA BERZERK – Non Stop Violence *R
Dominion – INFORMATION SOCIETY
NIN – Closer *R
Rebel Yell – BILLY IDOL
KILLING JOKE – Millenium
Beautiful People – MM
ADAM AND THE ANTS – Antmusic
Sweet Dreams – EURYTHMICS
THE MISSION – Deliverance
Atomic – BLONDIE

Thanks to everyone who came along and made it a great night. Next month’s Darklands on Sat 9th Dec will be the last one at The Fulford Arms. So please come along and let’s have a great final night (;-#) X

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DJ Blind Dead before returning to the depths of the underworld asked if I would share her musical epitaph

Masked Ball – JOCELYN POOK
Sympathy For The Devil – COPH NIA
Hellbound Overture – LOVE LIES BLEEDING
She Said Destroy – DEATH IN JUNE
Lost And Found – EDEN
Willow Dance – THE DEVIL AND THE UNIVERSE
Nabatetaea – ZACKENFLANKE
Disintegration – DEATH IN ROME
Surprising Violence – SCHONWALD
Pet Semetary – STRVNGERS
Kissing The Ground – DRAB MAJESTY
Hell Hotline – TEMPERS
Soul In Ethanol – VEIL OF LIGHT
Between Planets – JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
Written In Blood – SHE WANTS REVENGE
Bela Lugosi – BAUHAUS
Play For Today – TRAGIC BLACK
First And Last And Always – SISTERS OF MERCY
Be My Hiroshima – GRAVE DESIRES
Euphoria – KILLING JOKE