Together with Idles (last Grauzone) and Shame, The Blinders are considered to be the saviours of UK rock n roll (album of the year etc) and their live shows are stunning, spectacular and unforgettable, catch them while you can! Thee spacerockacidkraut-heroes from Glasgow The Cosmic Dead are exploring the outer reaches of Krautrock, doom and psychedelic, think of NEU!, Hawkwind and Spacemen 3. Their 2017 album ”Psych Is Dead” was called ”brilliant” by the press and shows that Space Rock is very much alive.
Norwich post punk funk synth duo Sink Ya Teeth was one of the best bands at the last London Calling Fest and mixes post punk, funk synth & wave, think New Order, Raincoats ans Slits.
Charlie & the Lesbians from the Netherlands mix post punk, indie & punk. Nik Colk Void, of Factory Floor fame and her collaboration with Chris &Cosey will play an intense live set on friday, and a DJ set on saturday. Also at the pre party on friday is Dutch psychedelic, spacerock and kraut band OZMA, a new supergroup from The Hague feat members of Monomyth, Supersonic Bluesand Elektovolt. Greek DJ Pasiphae also plays at the pre party and mixes wave, elektro en techno.
Besides music, Grauzone also presents a filmprogram, a symposium and an exclusive exhibition featuring a retrospective of legendary artist-musician Genesis P-Orridge (Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV). This will be the first time his work will be shown in The Netherlands incl rare work. At the symposium we will have Blixa Bargeld and Steve Albini (Big Black, Shellac). The filmprogram will show the documentary ”The Public Image Is Rotten” about John Lydon and his band PIL.