CURATING SHOWS FOR THE ROWDY, WEIRD & EXPERIMENTAL SINCE 2008
Super excited to bring back Father Murphy after a cracking show at the Eagle Inn last year...
Father Murphy is the sound of the Catholic sense of Guilt.
A downward spiral aiming at the bottom of the hollow, and then digging even deeper.
Father Murphy over the years became one of the most mysterious and enigmatic musical entities coming out of Italy, part of that community that Simon Reynolds and Julian Cope started to call the new “Italian Occult Psychedelia”.
A very special performance. Not to be missed.
Support from AHRKH
AHRKH is the solo Project of Manchester based musician A.P Macarte. formerly of UK sludge heavy weights Manatees and for the last few years a core member of Salford's experimental noise collective GNOD,
Drawing influences from avante garde drone music composers,of the past such as La Monte Young, Yoshi Wada, Pt Pran Nath, Terry Riley and Elaine Radigue with a contemporary filter somewhere between COIL and BONG, as well as Mediation, Eastern philosophy, tarot and mysticism, AHRKH aims to explore the relationship between, sound, vision & meditative states using slow burning vocal loops, drone manipulations, rhythmic pulses and various sounds to create what Boomkat describe as "scoping deserted internal panoramas of brooding, devotional mindscape mantras."
Starting from radical improvisation, the band achieves to forge a sound which, today, is built on strong rock textures, guitar and drums based, on which a fluxus of outer sounds (old movies, old vinyls cut ups, noise streams and real time audio manipulations) ties and rages. In 2007 they release their self titled debut album, scarcely 30 minutes between noise and kraut rock, the themes being glorious (La Resistenza against fascism) and dark (’60 and ’70 state terrorism) moments of contemporary italian history. In 2009, with the second album “Comunicato n.2”, the music gets more brutal and heavy, while the band gives voice back to those who have tried to revolt against the inhuman capitalist world order.
File under: Black Sabbath meet Morricone meet Revolution.