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Following their first ever London show at the Vortex in 2013, we're thrilled to welcome back Dead Neanderthals, this time with the formidable Dead Days Beyond Help, aka Alex Ward and Jem Doulton.
Dead Neanderthals are Otto Kokke (sax) and Rene Aquarius (drums). The Dutch duo incorporate elements from free jazz, grind and noise culminating in a pummeling sound that is akin to bands such as Painkiller and Borbetomagus. They are a household name on the Dutch experimental music scene, and have played tours and festivals all over Europe and the US. For their UK dates, the band have incorporated saxophonist Colin Webster to form a double-sax and drums monster of a trio. Their new album '...And It Ended Badly' was released on Gaffer / Raw Tonk Records in October 2013.
DEAD DAYS BEYOND HELP with ALAN WILKINSON
Alan Wilkinson (alto and baritone saxophones)
Alex Ward (electric guitar)
Jem Doulton (drums)
Dead Days Beyond Help (Alex Ward and Jem Doulton) push the physical assault of rock and the free-wheeling explorations of post-idiomatic improvisation to new levels of complexity and power, while Alan Wilkinson comes blazing out of a saxophone tradition that includes the likes of Ayler, Roscoe Mitchell, Mike Osborne, Evan Parker and Brötzmann with a highly vocalized and personal style. Given the members' pedigree of collaborations with such luminaries of free music and avant-rock as Derek Bailey, Thurston Moore, Steve Noble, Tatsuya Yoshida, Talibam!, Weasel Walter and Chris Corsano, it is no surprise that when they come together as a trio the results are brutally intense, deliriously virtuosic, and utterly untrammelled by stylistic constraints.
"Formidably knotty, complex music which avoids the dry geekiness of US math rock while beating it hands down in terms of intensity and fluidity... Ward’s guitar work leaps between metallic crunch, Fripp-esque tangle and Chadbourne choogle with astounding energy and precision, while Doulton’s drumming swings with commensurate joy and fury" - Derek Walmsley, The Wire.
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Live Jazz Award winner in the
2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
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