What to say about one of the most legendary, rocking, improv bands on this planet? We at WORM could easily fill this page with gibbering, foam-flecked rantings about this New Zealand act. For those new to the band, (oh, lucky you), take note: The Dead C make supremely disorientating, gloriously mindbending, HEAVY noise rock that revolves around its own emotional and sonic axis. Michael Morley, Robbie Yeats and Bruce Russell still manage to defy description. "They seek liberation from shallow and easy rock conventions; amid the murk of cardboard box guitars, underwater vocals, and ramshackle drumming, a new consciousness emerges." Said some writer, once…
Just so you start to wonder if there is, after all a divine being, The Dead C are joined by Roy Montgomery: one of the key movers in the Christchurch 80s noise rock scene with his minimalist post-punk band The Pin Group. The Pin Group kicked off the releases on the equally legendary Flying Nun label. Other (brilliant) projects include The Shallows and Dadamah.
Support comes from a brilliant Eiliyas: Eliyias is a Macon born, Atlanta bred, Berlin-based artist working with music, sound design, creative writing and conceptual art. Seeking an alternative interface for music creation, a sonic feedback loop is created utilising various sonic processors for manipulating the sound. The initial premise was inspired by Thelonious Monk’s piano solos. The sonic output may be quite different though.
Miss this gig, and you may as well go into banking.