|HTRK + Factory Floor + ddd
Tuesday, October 06
After years of spending Tuesday nights at White Heat in a civilian capacity,
The Quietus is pleased to shoulder our weapons to take over Madame JoJo's
and present three of our favourite groups of recent years.
HTRK, Factory Floor and ddd are artists who all take the post punk blueprint
- rhythm as much as melody, instrumental minimalism, the abstract in
sound and lyrics - but give it an update that's been lacking from many
of the revivalists who've been knocking around in recent years.
ddd, once just a man and a drum machine, has gained
members as his brutal, precisely arranged form evolves.
Factory Floor are one of the best live groups in Britain
at the moment, a trio who harness arpeggiator to relentless drumming
and fractious noise from Nik Void's much-abused guitar, Giorgio Morodor
in a meatgrinding plant. When they played at Offset festival recently,
their stentorian final track made one poor boy sick. You have been warned.
HTRK, meanwhile, prepare for a tour and the release
of their third album (on the excellent blastfirstpetite label) and a
tour with Fuck Buttons with this headline set. Ponderous and malvolent
drones and crackles, unsettling vocal refrains courtesy of Jonnine Standish,
an Antipodean gothic pied piper to lead us into Soho's autumnal darkness.
Sturm, drang and vile disco will follow, courtesy of The Quietus' gramophone