PUSSY RIOT SENTENCING COMMEMORATION FESTIVAL

Monday 19 August

7pm-midnight

PRINCESS CENTURY (AKA MAYA POSTEPSKI OF AUSTRA/TRUST): Maya is our Monday 19 AUG headliner. Flying in specially to make her UK live debut at the event, the Toronto artist’s latest solo album Lossless (released April 2013) was inspired by the Charles Manson murders, lending a distinct intensity and creepiness to its dark synth vibes: “There are many things woven into the record that also have to do with my private life, the craziness of all the events of the last 2 years… I subconsciously attempted to reach into spaces I was working on myself by flirting with the Manson themes, using them as a veil.” .” In addition to having recently co-produced/writtenTRUST’s debut album “TRST,” Maya is currently playing to sellout crowds around the world as drummer for six-piece electro band AUSTRA.

DEATH RATTLE: Inspiring comparisons to The Knife, Sleigh Bells, Depeche Mode, Fever Ray, Massive Attack, Portishead and NIN, this London girl/boy electro-gloom-pop duo released their latest EP “Fortress” in April 2013, widely impressing music critics. Having already gained major praise from the likes of John Kennedy (XFM), Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 Music) and Amazing Radio, Helen and Chris Hamilton are well on their way to smashing the industry with their heavily stylized sounds and look. Enjoy and appreciate.

LETTERS TO FIESTA: Fronted by Anna-Louisa Etherington, whose vocals have been compared to the likes of Kate Bush with shades of Karen O, this Manchester four-piece electro-pop band are justifiably gathering buzz in the city. Their sounds are, in short, beautiful, inspiring and ethereal: “electro-pop with streams of hysteria running through its veins.” (Guardian)

FACTORY ACTS: This Manchester post-punk dark-electro duo exist at the edge of the analogue-digital divide, sometimes dreaming, always dancing. They are SoS (aka Susan) on vocals/synth/gadgets and MD (aka Matt) on drum/bass section. Supporting the likes of GHXST, Severin, Humanizer and Ste McCabe, they plan to record their debut EP in the late summer of 2013. Passionate about the Pussy Riot cause, Factory Acts are also DJing on the Sunday 18.

TRIPHAZARD: The impressive stage presence and sharp talent of this Liverpool-based electro-pop trio has been getting many a tongue wagging back in their home city and beyond. Having already shared the stage with Alphabeat, Bastille, Franz Ferdinand and Nite Jewel, this band are fast developing into something of a live synth explosion phenomenon.

Ticket line is here http://www.wegottickets.com/f/6352 Tickets will also be available on door