We at Brighton & Hove News HQ are rather excited about the announcement of a concert taking place at the Prince Albert on 27th January 2018. Californian (Los Angeles) based punk/EBM band Sextile are crossing to pond to bring their visceral live shows to the UK for the first ever time.
Sextile have been gaining a devout following since their inception in 2015. Initially living in Brooklyn, guitarist/vocalist Brady Keehn and drummer/vocalist Melissa Scaduto made a jump to Los Angeles on a whim as the financial climate in New York became too much. Within months of being in LA, the two met guitarist/keyboardist Eddie Wuebben and bassist Kenny Elkin (who has recently been replaced by Cameron Michel).
The band boldly throw convention out of the window to create and genre-bending imprint that combines the raw energy of primitive outer space 70’s punk with the intricate and sophisticated structural elements of 80’s post-punk and retro/modern synth-wave. Thus you feel elements of DAF (Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft), The Buzzcocks and Alan Vega (RIP) and Martin Rev’s Suicide to name just three.
The classical astrology meaning of a sextile is that the powers involved cooperate smoothly, so that they encourage and inspire one another, so both sides of the sextile gain by the aspect between them. This mutual stimulation is usually very creative and harmonious (Just like the band are -Ed).
2015 saw the guys unleash their debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’ and now following the release of their second album ‘Albeit Living’ – which is a politically charged, introspective album of impassioned observations on our world today – Sextile decided to take the show onto the road for the first time in Europe and the UK during 2018.
To celebrate this, they have unveiled a suitably anarchic video to accompany album track “Ripped”, directed, edited and filmed by Sextile’s own Brady Keehn. He explains the ideas behind the footage saying: “Ripped is a youthful, yet destructive song and I wanted to convey that visually. Innocence and chaos. Kind of what we’re born into.” The video was shot at The 14th Factory art space in LA, where Brady worked until its recent closing on 30th July. You can watch the video for “Ripped” here: https://youtu.be/2Cu2HIe0hg4 and you can listen to more of their tunes here: https://sextile.bandcamp.com/
Their UK dates for January are:
18 Leeds, @ Lending Room
19 Sheffield, @ Record Junkee
20 Newcastle, @ Think Tank?
21 Glasgow, @ Broadcast
23 Edinburgh, @ Sneaky Pete’s
24 Manchester, @ The Castle
25 Birmingham, @ Sunflower Lounge
26 London, @ The Shacklewell Arms
27 Brighton, @ The Albert
28 Margate, @ Tom Thumb Theatre
You can purchase tickets for the Brighton gig here: https://oneinchbadge.seetickets.com/event/sextile/the-prince-albert/1158495
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Support for the Brighton gig will be local noise merchants DITZ, who you can check out here: https://ditzband.bandcamp.com/album/ep1