Wednesday 24 August 2016, 8pm
The Geneva quartet MASSICOT sounds as if it can barely keep its own energy under control. The no-frills, bone-dry guitar sound oscillates between hypnotically repetitive passages and noisy outbursts. The quartet's songs are reduced to mere skeletons that burst with intensity. Simone Aubert plays rhythm guitar with a manic energy; Lea Jaecklin coaxes sounds from her violin that have more to do with electronics than with a stringed instrument. Drummer Colline Grosjean works her way from Funk to Krautrock to tropical beats and back. And in addition to her work as a singer, Mara Krastina plays a charming, bright red mini-bass.
“With the aggressiveness of a tiger in Formica, Massicot oscillates between frank and noisy moments and hypnotic, repetitive phases. An obsessive, rythmic guitar, a modeled bass, a violin as an free electron, tropical kraut drums led by latvian poetry form a mass, a constellation of electrical dinosaurs, imported pineapples, cloud-drawings, intricate rhythms and Dada-jokes.” – Digital In Berlin
Housewives are a London based 4-piece defined by their fierce originality and constant sense of experimentation. Since forming in 2013 they have quickly become one of the most respected bands on the UK underground scene with a strong following now devoted to their spell binding and blisteringly intense live shows. Their debut album ‘Work’ was released in November 2015 on Hands In The Dark / Blank Editions / Negative Days.
“Housewives heads not just towards the ears, but to the pit of the stomach, its churning energy hitting with a mighty physicality” – The Quietus