The Soft Pink Truth (US) + Sunk Heaven (USA)

Much More than Matmos!!
Concert - Sun 4 June 2023
WORM Rotterdam
WORM Central Station
Doors → 20:00
Start → 20:30
End → 23:30

WORM is delighted to welcome back Drew Daniel, this time in the guise of his solo project The Soft Pink Truth. Drew. of course, is well known as one half of the acclaimed electronic duo Matmos. The Soft Pink Truth began when UK house producer and now big band leader Matthew Herbert challenged Drew to make a 12” EP of house music for his label, Accidental Records. After the Soft Pink Missy EP came the critically acclaimed album, Do You Party? in 2003. The project mutated focus with the next two full-length albums, each an album of covers spaced a full decade apart: 2004’s Do You Want New Wave or Do you Want the Soft Pink Truth? was a set of sleazy, collage-intensive covers of UK punk songs by Crass, the Swell Maps and Minor Threat, amongst others. 2014 Why Do The Heathen Rage? was released; a set of blasphemous covers of classic black metal songs by Darkthrone, Mayhem and more.

Yet more followed in 2015, with* Why Pay More?* an online-only long burbling project of Soft Pink Truth songs made by sampling YouTube videos based on their search terms. Gabber, jungle and house are stitched together from found material.

Drew began work on his newest album Shall We Go on Sinning So That Grace May Increase? in response to the election of Donald Trump. The goal was to reconsider what the ecstatic formal repetitions of house music and the minimalist tradition of “new music” composition might offer the present moment.

This is an unmissable gig.

Support comes from Sunk Heaven; the solo project of Austin Sley Julian, who also performs in the contemporary no-wavish band Sediment Club, based in New York City. Sunk Heaven yells us they "build and breaks instruments to construct a temporary outcry, sunk deep into a metallic disfigurement." It sounds phenomenal.

We hope for a guerilla action ofsorts from WORM’s very own Re#Sister organisation.