PRAISE THE LARD!!!!
Had a stonking night yesterday at the Electrowerkz in London seeing some truly Industrial legends!!
Blew the cobwebs away, and forgot about the banality of mainstream culture/Brexit/Trump/the stupidity of our politicians etc etc etc, to watch some individuals who have trodden a unique path in the music industry for decades.
I was a massive fan of the hi-energy thrash of electronics and guitar that was CUBANATE, so seeing them back on stage was a huge buzz for me.
And singer Marc Heal has lost none of his bite, pacing the stage and shouting out his hatred of the world.
The bonus is, their new material is magnificent as well, so they have a renewed purpose to carry on scaring the general public!
PIG are probably the best band in the world that you never knew about.
And that's the thing with the Alternative world. Bands and musicians with so much imagination and ability to work with anyone and everyone to create awe-inspiring music, but are never given the exposure or credit they deserve.
Bands, after one song, would change your whole world-view and inspire you to never listen to anything forced upon you by the manipulative mainstream media ever again.
Believe me, anything slightly edgy you see in the mainstream is a
watered-down version of something that has already happened in the
Alternative scene years ago!!
Pig's frontman Raymond Watts defies belief. A CV that is jaw-dropping, a voice and on-stage presence that few possess, AND, he looks amazing!!!
So just to be there and see him, and his multi-talented band, was pure joy.
I was particularly pleased to see another stalwart of the Industrial scene – En Esch – currently part of the Pig family, and a long time associate of Watts.
He was very much part of my education in Alternative music back in the day with KMFDM.
Also, a special mention to the first band on stage, RANDOLPH & MORTIMER. A fabulous set, containing an intriguing range of influences and styles, that really drew you in.
We will definitely be keeping an eye on this lot.
We left the venue completely re-energised, to take on the world once more, and make these voices heard.
Please check out all these people!!!!