Saturday 5 September 2015, 8pm
Excited to host the first show of an extensive European tour for fantastic Brisbane, Australia band Cured Pink. Originally the solo project of Andrew McLellan, Cured Pink has subsequently expanded to a full four-piece line-up, including members of Sky Needle, Per Purpose and the Deadnotes. Making the kind of hallucinatory psych-out that should have fans of Wolf Eyes and early Liars licking their lips, Cured Pink's sound spans a restless frenzy of sonic influences resulting in a live set-up both tightly coiled and spontaneously expansive at once.
“Listening to it is like watching a Rube Goldberg machine, primitive industrial vibes of the wondrous kind.” – Rich K., Terminal Boredom
“Cured Pink hail from Brisbane, Australia and sound quite unlike anyone else right now. [...] mixing the sort of crisp clank and coiled shuffle of Cut Hands with a taste for the timbre of Indonesian gamelan and the kind of howling catharsis associatedwith Gnod in peak flow or a candid Sublime Frequencies snapshot of a punk show in Jakarta. Tipped!” – Boomkat
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Once the solo exhibitionism of Andrew McLellan (Soft Power, Greg Boring, Enderie Nuatal, one time Kitchen’s Floor) Brisbane, Australia’s Cured Pink has recently changed pipes, recruiting extra limbs to fracture new song-funks. With members Glen Schenau (Per Purpose, Sky Needle), Mitchel Perkins (Per Purpose, Clever), Stuart Busby (the Deadnotes, Threads) there is a 2015 LP ‘As A Four Piece Band’ coming through RIP Society, following a 2014 12” maxi single on Berlin’s Another Dark Age, and a 2013 single ‘Body Body Body’ on Black Petal. This run has followed numerous releases of spasmodic dub, suburban field recordings and the Queensland Police Force on labels such as Vacant Valley, Sabbatical, Redundancy and more. The project has appeared at VIVID (2014, Sydney Opera House), Liquid Architecture (2014), Overground at Melbourne International Jazz Festival (2011), Sydney’s FBi's Ears Have Ears and Sound Summit festival (2013), Room 40’s MONO supporting Merzbow (2012), Adelaide’s Lost City festival (2012), Jogjakarta’s Jogja National Museum (2011), Sydney’s Serial Space and Dirty Shirlows (2011). Minimal need, maximal elation.
Container is the stripped-down, beat-oriented electronic project of Providence, RI’s Ren Schofield, who somehow sculpts viscious punk sonics into raw jackhammer rhythms that groove in the most relentless, hypnotic, unstoppable and psychedelic ways currently working the grid.
This lo-fi mesh of maxed-out drum patterns, spiralling loops and mesmerising arrangements makes for live music of serious weight and function, capable of both rushing the high-end dancefloors of Unsound, Donau and Berghain, and banging the below-stairs basements of Europe into submission.
Started in 2009 in response to his discovery of nineties minimal techno, Container combined elements from his background in noise and cassette collage music with a new found interest in repetitive beats to create this raw and damaged rhythmic sound.
After a string of various cassette releases, the debut full length “LP” was released by Editions Mego sub-label Spectrum Spools in 2011, and has since been followed up by a second Spools “LP” and the “Treatment” 12” on the Morphine label…a steaming new 12” pulled in earlier this year on Liberation Technologies (see new track 'Glaze' below), as well as the thrillingly violent mauling of Four Tet's 'Kool FM'. Container’s new record came out on Spectrum Spools in June 2015 to much acclaim.
Olan Monk is an ongoing auto-fiction. A self-myth - artist, writer and musician - and co-founder of C.A.N.V.A.S. as a collective of dispersed artists. Past, present and future collaborations include live and studio work with Actress, Ashley Paul, Elvin Brandhi, Maria Somerville, Michael Speers and Lugh. Releases include MONK (2015) on Ashley Paul’s Wagtail Imprint and INIS/ANAM (2017/2018) on C.A.N.V.A.S.