Post-punk/Goth legends AUSGANG have announced a rare London show as part of a renewed burst of activity.
Having emerged out of the ashes of Birmingham band KABUKI in 1983, became part of the scene around the iconic Batcave club alongside the likes of Specimen, Alien Sex Fiend and Sex Gang Children, before touring with The Cult and Gene Loves Jezebel.
Along with several singles and EPs, they released their debut album Manipulate on FM Records in 1985 but split two years later. They reformed in 2003 following the release of the compilation Last Exit… through Anagram.
Still featuring frontman Max and guitarist Matthew, the band will play The Water Rats, London on 6 October with Healthy Junkies and The Go-Go Cult – tickets – before heading to Poland to play the Return To The Batcave festival (6-9 Oct) in Wrocław alongside the likes of 13th Chime, Senex IV and Final Scream.
Before that, they headline the Gothic Pogo festival in Leipzig, Germany on 3 June, with Sex Gang Children’s Terry MacLeay guesting on bass.
The band are currently readying This Was Our Downfall, a compilation of Kabuki and Ausgang demos, though Bat-Cave Productions, who also have an array of tasty Ausgang merch available.
Pic by Mick Mercer