Formed by Brighton-based ex-members of The Steal, Sauna Youth are an evolving band of young future humans making truly irregular punk not quite comparable to anything else. The band, attracted to the possibilities apparent within a DIY philosophy have been self-recording and self-releasing their own music since 2010, creating a number of seven inches, splits and cassettes. Artistic affinities are pledged to Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Pissed Jeans and The Intelligence, but as Kurt Cobain once asked “Why can’t we be both Black Sabbath and The Beatles?”, Sauna Youth consistently and urgently pose the question, ‘Why can’t we be both The Ramones and Steve Reich?’.
Sauna Youth’s debut album, ‘Dreamlands’ was released in 2012 through Gringo Records and Faux Discx, whilst their most recent 7″ ‘False Jesii Pt. II’ came out in 2013 through Static Shock Records.
Guili Guili Goulag is a weird XP rock band influenced by african music, Kraut Rock, doom, punk … and a lot of other things. It consists in a noisy harp, a groovy bass, and a tribal drum. The musicians were or are involved in various underground projects such as Duflan Duflan, Spoilature, Arts et Techniques … Their performances can be described as a dansable noisy act with improvised moments. Guili Guili Goulag has recently released their first record. 4 labels are involved in this release (Mon cul c’est du Tofu, Rockeril Records, Cheap Satanism and Attila Tralala).
Mono are a post-rock band from Tokyo, Japan formed in 1999. The songs, all of which are instrumental, are usually focused on layered guitar melodies. Strings and pianos are also prominently featured in some songs. MONO are known for their powerful live shows, and their complex guitar work.
Their first EP, titled Hey, You was released in September, 2000. So far, they have released six full albums: Under the Pipal Tree, One Step More and You Die, Walking Cloud and Deep Red Sky, Flag Fluttered and the Sun Shined, You Are There, Hymn to the Immortal Wind and For My Parents .
They also have several other records, including a remix album, a collaborative split record with Pelican, an album collaborating with World’s End Girlfriend and another EP titled Memorie Dal Futuro.
For more information, visit their official websites: http://www.monoofjapan.com/ http://monoofjapan.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/monoofjapan
The KVB is the audio/visual project of Klaus Von Barrel & Kat Day, based in London, UK. Combining shoegaze guitars, minimal synth melodies, hypnotic drum machine beats and reverb drenched vocals with abstract imagery, The KVB was initially started as a solo project by Klaus in 2010. After frequent collaborations through the year, Kat joined The KVB permanently on synths and visuals in late 2011 and this was shortly followed by the first ever live show in London at the Shacklewell Arms.
1:Goat are a collective who hail from a small and very remote village called Korpilombolo in deepest darkest Sweden. Legend has it that for centuries, the inhabitants of the village of Korpilombolo were dedicated to the worship and practices of Voodoo.
This strange and seemingly unlikely activity was apparently introduced into the area after a travelling witch doctor and a handful of her disciples were led to Korpilombolo by following a cipher hidden within their most sacred of ancient scriptures.
2.Chris Gates, better known as goat, is a video game remixer who has many many power metal and synth metal remixes of songs from Castlevania, though he has also remixed several other games including Final Fantasy 4 and Super Metroid, and he has created some originals. His website hosts copies of most of his songs, including his recently finished project “Unchosen Paths”, which remixes the entire soundtrack of Castlevania 3, and also its prequels in two bonus medleys.
3:Goat formed in February of 2010 and consists of, Lowell Thomas, Josh Andrews, and Zach Sorenson. Lowell has been playing and writing his own music since he was in high school. Josh has played guitar since high school. Since Lowell and Josh have been playing together, off and on for the past few years, they have played with quite a few drummers. Zach has been playing drums since he was a kid and started a cover band with a few friends and played for fun. Goat is a band from Chico, Ca.