Crunch Talks presents CYBER BASEMENT 2029
+ DJ Dream Caravan
Crunch Talks is excited to present Cyber Basement 2029, a new electronic/synth-pop-focused night featuring live bands plus DJs and pound-shop-dystopia decor, in an evening gig time slot (midnight curfew will be in effect under martial law in 2029 anyway).
The first event will happen on Sunday 3rd November, at Henry's Cellar Bar (with pt. 2 taking place the following Sunday), and we're very excited to welcome Soft Riot and POLIS through from Glasgow! Come with us and step into a terrifying vision of the future (Henry's with some bits of cardboard stuck up).
Soft Riot is one Canadian, JJD (now resident in Glasgow), and an array of synthesizers, producing some of the most well-developed vocal-based electro-pop around - a perfect marriage of influences from gothy electro to new wave to italo, all channelled into their own unique sound. They released their sixth album, The Outsider In The Mirror, last year on Possession Records, a label founded by JJD along with Claudia Nova (aka Hausfrau) and Ubre Blanca's Andy Brown. With a long history in post-punk and alternative bands, JJD brings a very DIY approach to their nevertheless futuristic music, also producing all their own artwork and videos (which are brill, and you should check out right away), and is the perfect headliner to lead us firmly into the chilling reality of 2029.
A big impetus for starting this night was really really wanting to book this band, having fallen in love with their summer smash hit single "I Eat Soap". Self-described as "Glaswegian/Polish/Italian synths/vocals trio that sounds like Devo mixed with Drexciya and whacked over the head with a copy of "Inland Empire" on bluray (with none of the Polish dialogue subtitled)" this promises to be a compelling and energetic set of gritty, low-RAM future pop music, like early Cybotron jamming in a skip. Reader, the skip is on fire.
DJ Dream Caravan
Interim music for dancing situations will be provided by resident DJ Dream Caravan (more commonly sighted confusing/enraging dancefloors at Lost Map events), the alter-ego of Crunch Talk's Pual N, writing this in the third person. I'll be trying to reign in my eclecticism a bit and focus on electro and synth-pop, but things may occasionally diverge into the other available genres, such as moody house, acid, trap, bass, Bandcamp (think that's a genre now), juke, skweee, plus some of the genres ending in -wave. Who knows?? Not the DJ, at this point.
There will also be a small amount of combo deal tickets for those wishing to attend both this event and the Part 2 event the following Sunday.