Fresh Milk Presents: Vile Electrodes / BOO / Colden Drystone

18 May 2018 Hastings, UK


Time : 8pm-2am
Venue : The Palace
Address : 37 White Rock, America Ground, TN34 1JL Hastings, East Sussex

Fresh Milk returns with a Smörgåsbord of beeps, loops and synth-pop. Bands until 12 and DJs until 2am + a free mystery goody bag for the first 30 people to arrive, all for less than the price of a pint!

Vile Electrodes

Vile Electrodes have been playing together as a 2-piece for nearly 8 years, and have released 2 albums and 8 EPs in that time, as well as playing regular live shows across the UK and Europe.
Their synths are dark, and bleak, but often combined with insistent machinegun rhythms and spikey basslines, with layered, plaintive vocals that tell Ballardian tales of loss of both love and humanity.
Their musical influences acknowledge modern electronic pop, but have as much in common with disco, acid-house, techno and intelligent dance music. There are moments that veer deep into Kosmische Musik and early electronic music. At other times it could be coldwave and industrial music, or Systems Music, minimalism and film soundtracks.
They have toured with OMD, and played shows with John Foxx, Michael Rother (Neu/Harmonia), the Radiophonic Workshop, Jerome Froese (Tangerine Dream), Manuel Göttsching (Ash Ra Tempel), Wrangler, Melt Yourself Down, Happy Mondays and The Orb. They also contributed music to the BBC Radio 3 production ‘Memoirs of the Space Women’.
Their live shows are characterised by wires – lots of wires, and the sound of old-school analogue synthesizers, drum machines and modular synths.
Their music neither sits wholly in the past nor the present, and flirts both with strange experimentalism and classic pop songwriting, whilst never quite settling in any place long enough to be predictable or easily classifiable.

BOO – Battery Operated Orchestra

BOO (Chris Black, Brigitte Rose) make irony-free DIY synthpop.
Their music has been supported by BBC radio, WFMU and many other fine stations across the world. Their videos and CD artwork, which DJs have described as some of the most beautiful they’ve seen, are all hand-made by the band themselves.

“It’s electro pop so good it sends shivers down parts of the spine other bands cannot reach.”
– The Devil Has The Best Tuna

“They stand out because they never neglect the pop in their electro-pop and thread a home-made charm through their songs.”
– Backseat Mafia

“Highly charged electronica with incredibly addictive melodies.”
– Louder Than War

“Chirpy, analogue powered electro-pop that sounds like a childlike version of Chvrches, full of fun and devoid of irony.”
– The Metaphorical Boat

“Shakin’ 80s electronics stuck with a bit of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Debbie Harry.”
– Give it Back Magazine

“If you’re even the slightest bit interested in electronic pop, then Radiation offers 42 minutes of uninterrupted pleasure. 10/10 – Classic”
– Electroskull

Colden Drystone

Colden Drystone, is a performance artist & musician based in the UK. Through the of use percussion, guitars, piano, vocals, electronics & live sampling he produces loop based, improvised pop music that accompanies performance work. The performances use pre-recorded and improvised music as a soundtrack to video projections, live painting, sculpture, choreography and theatre.

£3 entry

© Battery Operated Orchestra 2018