Cold in Berlin, Soul Structure, Arkless, Spill.
Brighton Electric, Brighton.
This event is for over 18s only - No refunds will be issued for under 18s.
Cold in Berlin:
A black mass of punk rock, doom-gaze awaits the listener, fired by the Gothic imaginings of vocalist/lyricist Maya. With its
dark soundscapes spun in haunting imagery and a feeling of the uncanny, The Comfort of Loss & Dust plays like the aural
accompaniment to a Hermann Hesse nightmare. The down-tuned guitars and powerful drums create a tide of sound; carrying
Maya‘s vocals as she twists and writhes through the murky waters of love, loss and bone-shaking lust.
Formed from ashes of Nottingham punx Plaids, Soul Structure play fast and distorted with sudden tempo shifts and weird looping breakdowns which fall apart into nothing. Bringing to mind the likes of early emo bands like Moss Icon and Assfactor 4, it’s in the quieter moments of Soul Structure’s music that band’s diverse pool of influences really shines through – recalling everything from the intricate emo of Nottingham contemporaries Bob Tilton to spiritual and nature-inspired ‘freak folk’ from the 60s and 70s.
They carve out a space that is their own from the very beginning, blending influences from 90s punk and post-punk to early science fiction literature and film, with motifs and themes than run through every aspect of their output – from music to artwork to live visuals.
They excell in communicating a temperamental and expressive nature, “mend” sounds as if it could go into a 10 minute slowcore ballad in the vein of 90s band Duster, but has the possibility to explode like revolution summer bands of the early 80s.