Music Is Murder Presents Sly & The Family Drone
+ A Waste of Damnation
Fri 24 Feb 2023
PWYD £10 suggested | on the door only
London-based Neo jazz wrecking crew, Sly & The Family Drone are a primal storm of drum rhythms, radiophonic oscillator noise and electronically-abstracted vocals. They forge hypnotic, textural workouts in the vein of Black Dice, Shit & Shine and Crash Worship.
Playing on the floor and in the round, Sly’s brutal, reductionist take on music is literal; they split their drum kit to its singular base units, passing individual drums to the audience who maintain the beat while they free themselves for more noise and freestyle mayhem, ultimately eliminating any boundaries between spectator and performer. This egalitarian approach propels the audience and band together into a shamanistic setting of catharsis and anarchic celebration. By the end of the set their drums and equipment are scattered; the remnants of their music lying bare across the floor.
There is no place for guitars within this band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEPypzCUCOY
Support from Exeter’s ‘A Waste of Damnation‘ – Kingsize Sonic sheets of industrial noise and big otherness.
£10 suggested admission for those that are able, but otherwise, just pay what you can. No tickets, pay at the door.