MARK STEWART ANNOUNCES LONDON GIG
Village Underground Presents:
Mark Stewart + Factory Floor
8 PM – 11.30 PM
Never has there been a better time for the return of Mark Stewart.
Continuing an unmatchable track record of anarchic pioneering and seismic influence, Mark Stewart is back with his eighth album and what must be his most high profile project to date, reasserting him as one of the great volcanic creative minds.
His new album The Politics of Envy out 26th March, 2012 through Future Noise Music, features a stellar cast, including cult film-maker Kenneth Anger, original Clash/PiL guitarist Keith Levene, NYC punk innovator Richard Hell, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Gina Birch of the Raincoats, Slits bassist Tessa Pollitt, Jesus And Mary Chain bassist Douglas Hart, Factory Floor, Daddy G of Massive Attack and all of Primal Scream.
All roads have been leading to this. The Politics of Envy cages, consolidates and hotwires the rampant barrage of elements which have infused Mark Stewart’s work since his first band, The Pop Group blasted the post-punk landscape.
Supporting Mark will be Factory Floor who use rigid, fixed beats, and other sounds from the manufacturing plant, as suggested by the trio’s moniker. But there’s also an underlying danceability that belies the seeming austerity of the Industrial sound; a hint at warmth that cuts through the permafrozen exterior. Which explains why ultra-cool label DFA have signed them.
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