[Incu Thursday] Trial, Charles Gayle, Rainbow Arabia, Tweak Bird and more added to Incubate 2011!
June 9, 2011
Hi there! This is Incu Thursday. Every Thursday, 14:00h local time, we announce the musicians that were confirmed for the Incubate 2011 festival during the past week. Whether it’s one or twenty names, as long as we have things to confirm…
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Remember we have acampsite for the first time this year as well! Busses will be carrying visitors between the campsite and the city centre . You can buy your camping tickets through the Incubate ticket shop.
This week we have 8 music additions for Incubate 2011! Trial (photo), Charles Gayle, Rainbow Arabia, Tweak Bird, Anchor, Mind Over Mirrors, Run With The Hunted and Schnaak have been added to the line-up. We have also added two movies to our line-up; Invertebrate and Goodbye Mr Christie will be screened at our festival.
The Trial, Anchor and Run With The Hunted package will be part of a special hardcore gig on the Saturday of Incubate at Hall of Fame. About 5 more bands will be added to the bill and expect some nice extra’s (distro’s, vegan food etc) as well. We’ll keep you updated on this!
Don’t be fooled by their recent signing on the minimal/techno label Kompakt, Rainbow Arabia are a completely different cup of tea! This husband and wife duo makes lo-fi electronic synth pop on very tribal rhythms that give them a Middle Eastern and extremely groovy feel. Add some psychedelic M.I.A sounds to this and you’ll (slightly) get the picture. Not your typical Kompakt artist, but still as catchy, uplifting and drifting as the rest of the label’s roster!
We’ll please the stoner attendees of Incubate with this one! Formed by the two Bird brothers (hence the name?) and only members, Tweak Bird already toured with Tool and were picked by Melvins for their curated ATP. And Melvins are clearly quite the main influence for their psychedelic stoner rock jams, although it has some obvious references to Black Sabbath and King Crimson oldies as well. Don’t forget to grow a big badsass moustache; you’ll need it for the Tweak Bird motor ride through San Francisco’s highways!
Those who enjoyed Barn Owl during our latest Incubated series will have to mark this one on their schedule! Mind over Mirrors is a one man project from a Peeesseye (ZXZW 2008) member, based around the harmonium instrument. By using various effects, echo’s and pedals, he makes this instrument sounds like a Sunn O))) track covered on an organ. And what comes out is extremely spacing, hypnotizing music. Boomkat already made debut LP The Voice Rolling record of the week!
Will all the John Coltrane fans please stand up? Unfortunately Coltrane wasn’t available during Incubate, so we’ve booked another jazz legend; Charles Gayle! Rumor goes Gayle had been a homeless street musician for over 20 years, although he never confirmed nor denied this himself. But in the late 80’s he became a well known, diverse artist ranging free jazz to bepop, even performing with The Rollins Band. At Incubate he will perform a solo show, which we can guarantee will be nothing short of amazing!
Grab your permanent markers, mark your X, jump on the back of your friends, lay down the mosh, jump off the stage and most of all, sing along to the Trial show! That pretty much sums up what Trial is all about, plus adding a strong political message to their music. They followed the footsteps of Youth of Today and Gorilla Biscuits, becoming a second wave of straight edge hardcore. Called it quits in 2000 but recently back in action and for the first time in the Netherlands!
According to the guys from Anchor, they are on a mission to entertain, provoke and inspire to action. Their influences obliviously come from their touring buddies in Trial, as well as other early/90s straight edge hardcore bands such as Judge. Traveling all the four corners of the globe, Anchor continue spreading their aggressive but very passionate music and would love to share this with the Incubate attendees!
Run With The Hunted is named after a collection of poems from Charles Bukowski, which also indicates their intelligent message in their lyrics, also focusing a lot on veganism. But when it comes to the music itself, a combination of Shai Hulud, Every Time I Die, American Nightmare and Botch can best be compared to them. While sometimes being fast and furious and on the other hand slow and brutal, Run With The Hunted would love to see you up front, in the pit of course!
You wouldn’t tell by their records Schnaak only consists of a drummer and guitarist. This crazy German duo performs short and razor sharp songs, in a very jazzy mathrock way with mostly instrumental parts and drum rhythm mayhem. A bit like Knalpot (Incubate 2009) going insane. Not much can be found about this band, except for the same line popping up everywhere; “Smash the drum-bucket-afro kit and play the guitar. 5 days in the boomy room… with my favorite pet.” You know the deal.
When the end comes, it will not be the strongest, nor the most intelligent species that will survive. It will be the species that can adapt to change that will dominate the Earth…” Invertebrate is an experimental apocalyptic film about a city taken over by insects. Starring: loads of insects. No CG involved!
The film depicts the Christies who live in Wellington Green, a picturesque English village with a church, a pond and a cricket pitch. Outwardly Mr Christie is a perfect gentleman. Inwardly he is a selfish arrogant monster. When the whole world sees him on television having sex with a French sailor, his life is changed forever. Prepare to be shocked. This film will take you from the leafy garden suburbs to hell and beyond.
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It’s been five days since I saw Thee Oh Sees play in Area51, which by internet rules is waaaay too long to still write anything about it. Now, i’m making the brave choice to still write something about it. For three reasons. 1. I’ve become too much of a musicsnob (for my taste) 2. [...]