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Gallery gig stretches boundaries
A NIGHT of ‘musical debris’ is set to explode on to the Swindon music scene this weekend.
Sound and Vision, curated by Andy Preston and resident artsite artist Monika Tobel, takes place at the Post Modern Art Gallery, in Theatre Square, on Saturday night, with performances by local bands Joined by Wire, FMG, Unpronounceable Squiggle and Non Ferric Memories and special guests from further afield, Windmill Moth Glue.
The night promises to show music lovers that there is more to the town’s music scene than meets the eye.
Co-host of the event, Mike Rodham-heaps from Non Ferric Memories, said: “We want to show people there is an alternative to cover bands and blues music
“Everyone is welcome to come along and they can expect to see an alternative side of Swindon that is not normally given a voice – there isn’t an outlet for this mass of stuff that is coming out of bands like us, it doesn’t seem to get a chance to vent its spleen.
“If you are expecting cover versions then it might seem quite bizarre.”
Mike describes his band’s style of music as ‘alternative electronic’ which “dishes out hypnotic seizures and aesthetic aneurisms with skip worthy paraphernalia.
“I don’t think you will ever find anything the same as this,” said Mike.
“There will be melody, but a warped sense of melody. All of the bands know each other – we all have a similar outlook towards music.
“We are Swindon based but we have played many venues in Bristol and elsewhere – the Post Modern is a good venue, clean white space, for creative people to express themselves.”
The event, which is free to attend, is from 7.30-11pm and artist Monika has created a special assemblage for the stage especially for the event. For details see www.facebook.com/events/523186077708467/