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)...

PUSSY RIOT SENTENCING COMMEMORATION FESTIVAL...

SUNDAY 18 AUG 3-11.30pm SOPHIE DELILA: Sophie is our Sunday 18 August headliner. The high-energy London-based French performer boasts a successful music career, having performed as a member of French electro pop collective Nouvelle Vague, collaborated with the likes of Plan B and Nouvelle Star (French Pop Idol) winner Christophe Willem, and written for Duffy, and now she’s on the verge of releasing her third solo album. Expect a bit of jazz, funk, electro, pop and disco and get your dance shoes on! WITCH HUNT: This Leeds-based duo of Louisa Osborn and Chris Mulligan have been gathering buzz with their recent standout sets at Liverpool Sound City and Live at Leeds, and are now due to impress at Sheffield’s Tramlines festival. Self-produced track and second single “Crawl” is hauntingly beautiful, with Louisa’s angelic voice melding with swirling guitars and sinister lyrics. Think black magic, dreamlike and captivating – if you like lilting guitar sounds that wash over you with sensuality, this is the band for you. In Chris’ own words: “We’re a bit like the Dead Weather, The Kills, PJ Harvey and Queens of the Stone Age put together” – YES. ROUGHNECK RIOT: This stunning 6-piece from Warrington have everything a great band needs. Their contemporary hardcore folk-punk sound will blow the stage as they “generate a steam-rolling wall of melodic noise that hits you like a right hook” (R2/Rock’n’Reel Magazine). Often compared to The Pogues and The Levellers, with a dash of The Clash and Johnny Cash, not only will they blow your musical socks off, but they’ll put a smile on your face and fill the venue with the kind of powerful raw energy that the north of England is famous for. MINUTE TAKER: Manchester-based songwriter/producer Ben McGarvey’s 2008 debut solo album...

PUSSY RIOT – A PUNK PRAYER...

Sat 17 August 2pm “PUSSY RIOT – A PUNK PRAYER” the sundance award winning documentary. This documentary about the victimised Russian rockers argues that they suffered a classic Soviet show trial. Review > TIME: DOORS 2PM, FILM START 230PM, DOORS CLOSE 430PM. ENTRY: Free entry with voluntary donations * donations will go towards the funds gathered at the “Revolution: Pussy Riot Sentencing Commemoration Festival” at KRAAK on Sunday 18 August & Monday 19 August (https://www.facebook.com/events/271647546314136/), where any profit will go to The Pussy Riot Support Fund run by The Voice Project...