Sunday, June 26, 2016

SPASMOSLOP @ Last Chance - 27/06/2016

Come out for a Monday night of Sludge Doom Noise good times. $6 entry $6 pints $6 Souvlakis

True Defective 9:40 - 10:10
Molasses 8:50 - 9:20
Spasmoslop 8:00 - 8:30


Last Chance Rock&Roll Bar (formerly Public Bar)
238 Victoria St. North Melbourne

You can just come straight from the office/uni/centrelink and indulge in some sounds that might somehow manage to be even more unpleasant than your day was...https://www.facebook.com/events/1344687108881687/

Sunday, June 05, 2016

DISCO MULTIVERSE - 19/06/2016

NOISEMUSICSOUNDS OF THE PARALLEL UNIVERSES

+ CLOGGED
Maximum Goregrind Hooliganism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8iuEl9KZzw

+ LANGLO PANIFLAX
So crisp
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xceIKmmeZWg

+ COP DATE
You just made a big mistake, pal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcVjOqIwW3E

+ CIARAN GEOGHEGAN
Electronic bleaknesses
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvK3i4YuZHg

+ TINA DOUGLAS
Sci-fi sensory synthesis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvO0Ybt2aB0

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The Tote Upstairs
Doors 6:00pm
First act 6:30pm
$5 entry

Monday, May 30, 2016

UMBILICAL TENTACLE surfin' with GRANPA

June 6th @ Northcote Social Club
Monday Night Mass - FREE

- Rice Corpse (Lucas Abela/Maria Moles/James Bowers)
- Umbilical Tentacle (partygrindharshsurfmoshnoisecoremania)
- Angus Leslie & Cosima Jaala (first-time face-off of epic bratcore proportions)

In a Melbournian first Lucas 'Granpa' Abela kicks off three days of tinnitus-drenced madness with his angular noiserock improv unit Rice Corpse adeptly assisted by local shredders Maria Moles - the percussive prowess behind Jaala and Titanic Jamz - and James Bowers - the vocoder (and keyboards or whatever) behind Sex On Toast, Au Dré and far too many others. To welcome the cacophonous royalty we've laid out our finest silly sonic silverware with absurdist aristocrats Umbilical Tentacle reppin' the everythingcore brutality, and turn up the musical and performative intensities by clashing two of the most charismatic frontpeople in town - Angus Leslie and Cosima Jaala. Eep.


More info and stuff here - https://www.facebook.com/events/980560695355348/

Cheers to Lloyd Honeybrook for organising!!

WANKOSLOP Japan & Spasmo Instagram



Here's a video of the first show of the WANKOSLOP with ROD COOPER Japan tour! Thanks for the upload! Thanks everyone who helped with the tour!! ARIGATO!!!

I've got an instagram account now which has photos from Japan and other gigs and will have more dumb stuff in future ----> https://www.instagram.com/spasmoslop

Monday, March 28, 2016

WANKOSLOP @ DISCO MULTIVERSE - 03/04/2016

+ AC/AC
Free-shred-skronk guitar heat feat. YSK & cohort(s)

+ REFUND vs. CONEPUNCHER
Two very clever dudes. Modular synth vs. DIY handmade synths. Electrical wizardry. First time collab.

+ COLOSTOMY BAGUETTE?
Repulsive harsh noise.

+ WANKOSLOP
Surreal noise ritual. Pre-Japan tour warm-up. Yuka Discobeans (matcha ceremony/vocals), Nik Kennedy (subsonic noisebass/vocals), Rod Cooper (electric hurdy-gurdy)

+ WUMPY
"Incorporating elements of found-audio collage, noise and surrealism. In performance he wears, moves, carries and plays laptop, multiple speakers, sampler, radio and video projector, creating a hybrid between DJ set, live installation and meta-musical performance."
https://soundcloud.com/wumpybeats

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Doors 6:00pm
First act 6:30pm
$5 entry
The Tote Upstairs

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WANKOSLOP Japan line-up!... we leave mid-April...  over the last month or two I've been working with Rod Cooper to make a travel-size subsonic noisebass for me to take on the tour and it turned out absolutely amazing. Two bass strings and three springs, stainless steel neck, Fijian Mahogany body... Rod & I developed the design together and he did the construction and science cause he's a fuggin GENIUS... this thing sounds utterly MASSIVE... but is also really versatile and does subtle ambient stuff very well too! Thank you Rodney!!

Introducing "Mr. Putin":

Sunday, March 20, 2016

UMBILICAL TENTACLE @ The Tote - 07/04/2016

Increased tremblings measured of late by the Seismologists of Eastern Australia are no mistake. There is indeed a significant event approaching:
DEAD and MoE are touring together. It’s the double bill you need n your life. You have been warned.
And yes that is THE MoE from Norway; legendary noise rock/avant garde DIY stalwarts.
Two relentlessly active and uncompromising bands; it’s a pissing contest of low end, high output and DIY cred. Remember that time John Farnham sold out 17 concerts at the Tennis Centre? This will be nothing like that.


First show of the tour. For full dates go here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/438455706360939/

Lineup of the bloody century!

DEAD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zA_Q6_qAuzw

MoE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvqZut6YtXU

Batpiss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AixU9XKgXFc

Umbilical Tentacle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFzLeDKCH_U

8pm. $10 Conc. / $15 Full
The Tote Hotel

School night, won't run late.


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Thanks Jem/DEAD for the invite!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

UMBILICAL TENTACLE @ Howler - 01/03/2016

NEXT GIG!!! WITH OUR HOMIES CURSE OV DIALECT!!!! CAN'T WAIT TO SAY WE KNEW THEM BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS!!!! THIS JOINT IS A NIGHTCLUB OR SOMETHING??? MAYBE THERE WILL BE PEOPLE THERE WHO ARE ON A DATE AND WE CAN GET THEM IN THE MOOD FOR SOME HOTTTTT TENTACLE-THEMED LOVIN'

https://www.facebook.com/events/696012243834930/

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sound Of Not Doing #01 - 27/02/2016

27/02/2016 :: Magnet Presents:

SOUND OF NOT DOING #01

5+ Hours of Drone/Ambient/Psych. Special extended sets & collaborations, a rare appearence of Rod Cooper's Vessel (a 4-metre long boat-shaped sound sculpture), and other curious happenings. Get comfortable and bask in the waves of...

~ STEVE LAW
~ THE CONVOY Feat. MIKE ROTHWELL
~ THE VESSEL (ROD COOPER w/ SPASMOSLOP)
~ EVES
~ XENOSINE Feat. MARTIN KAY
~ FREEZING FOG

VIsuals by Tina Douglas, Xenosine & more
Immersive Sound Setup by Magnet Studios
Matcha Tea, Sweets & Snacks by Discobeans available for purchase
Couches and other comfortable stuff to sit/lie on - feel free to BYO pillow, blanket, camping mat, beanbag etc.
Outdoor garden area for brain resting

Entry by Koha (donation). All support is greatly appreciated!
First act 6:00pm sharp, other set times unknown...
11 Roosevelt St.
North Coburg

Magnet - www.magnetmelbourne.com.au
Discobeans - www.discobeans.com.au
Steve Law - http://www.solitary-sound.com/
The Convoy - https://theconvoy.bandcamp.com/
Eves - https://eves.bandcamp.com/
Rod Cooper - https://youtu.be/eDtjCCtqjqU
Spasmoslop - http://letsnoise.blogspot.com/
Xenosine - http://xenosine.com/
Tina Douglas - http://www.tinadouglas.net/


I'm very very excited about this.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Sunday, February 07, 2016

HOLY BONER live @ The Tote video



Courtesy of the Blarghstrad blown-out phonecam channel!

UMBILICAL TENTACLE live @ Yarraville video



Cheers to Wayne from COLOSTOMY BAGUETTE? for this one! 
Also check out Wayne's very-bloody-long-running INFERNAL NOISE radio show here - www.facebook.com/infernalnoizeradio or here - www.3ser.org.au/programs.html?infernal-noize

'STILL AGITATED' - 13/02/2016


'Still Agitated' is a conceptual improvisation by Todd Anderson-Kunert, requiring five drummers and five noiseicians to surround the edges of the room, and follow simple visual and audible directives as they spread from one performer to the next. 


Drummers:
Joe Talia
Nat Grant
Llara Goodall
Leo Kavanagh
Michael McNab

Noisicians:
Todd Anderson-Kunert
Ciarán Geoghegan
Carey Knight
Mark Groves
Spasmoslop

Evening also includes supporting sets from:
Xenosine
The Vainglories

$10 Entry.

NOTE: I'm not entirely sure how much room is left in Conduit Arts Initiative after we fill it with five drum kits and five amplifiers / noise rigs, but the venue was chosen for its potential intimacy and intensity.


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Thanks Todd AK and Conduit! This should be real cool... it's kinda like a human feedback loop laser beam going around until we melt the floor. Some really sick players in this and I'm thrilled to be laser beaming with them.. and the only idiot using a performing name!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

CLOGGED tape sold out!

RAD03: CLOGGED - Clogged (Tape) = SOLD OUT!
Cheers to everyone who grabbed it, there are still a few distros floating about with copies so keep an eye out if ya snoozed and loozed.
Still available @ https://radicalblarghst.bandcamp.com/merch :
-SFHS T-Shirt
-BLARGHSTRAD - S/T CD
-TAKE THAT VILE FIEND - Excreted Brain Matters CD
-UMBILICAL TENTACLE - Primordial Squirts TAPE
-BLARGHSTRAD/DROGDED - Split TAPE
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New CLOGGED coagulations forming for hopeful excision in 2016:
- Split 'something' with HALITOSIS/HYPEREMESIS/OOZING PUS
- Full 7" EP
- T-Shirt(s)

Friday, January 15, 2016

UMBILICAL TENTACLE - 23rd & 24th Jan

Sydney's finest doo wop grind band FRAME 313 travels down to Melbourne for the first time ever to maybe launch their new 7" record "Streets Of Gold" if the pressing plant does its job. 

Joining them are auditors of magic UMBILICAL TENTACLE, purveyors of fire CORDELL, wizards of crystal powers METH LEPPARD and finally the connoisseurs of the finer things in life SMACK BABY.

We heard that the Brisbane Grindcore Syndicate has been talking smack about you so you should come by and prove them wrong by moshing everywhere, especially at this gig.

SAT 23RD JAN  /  8PM  /  $10  /  AA  /  DUDE  /  NICE
PM FOR ADDY
Q

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Come upstairs to the Tote on a sunday, carn, it will be fun.

On the billy we have (in no particular order)

Umbilical Tentacle - local pop group singing love songs
Smashing Faces - newcastle pop group singing hate songs
CROSSED - geelong pop group stinking love bongs
Meth Leppard - adelaide pop group drinking bong water
Drain Life - another local pop group who sing songs about blood, fire and satan

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New SUPER FUN HAPPY SLIDE shirts

SHINY BRAND SPANKIN' NEW SEXY SFHS T-SHIRT!!
Artwork by top bloke and gastrological ventriloquist Brendan Neil (Displeasing Designs)

Available NOW from Grindfather Productions..
http://www.grindfatherprod.com/

Aussie peanuts: a small handful of shirts will be available from Brad @ RADICAL BLARGHST in the near-ish future, but not many, so if you're keen to wear an arse on your back I'd suggest not snoozing and hitting up the Grindfather directly.


Thanks heaps to Jacek/Grindfather! SFHS Demo/Live/Rehearsal tape coming out on Grindfather some time this year too!

Monday, January 04, 2016

Top Music Stuff 2015

Jumping on the list bandwagon... new and old releases/bands/stuff I enjoyed the most in 2015....

ACTIVE STENOSIS [https://activestenosis.bandcamp.com]
The premium flying-guts sloshing drum-machine goregrind! This bloke can do no wrong!

MEATAL ULCER [https://meatalulcer.bandcamp.com]
Australia's (maybe the World's?) most outrageous chundering gore vocals and most intense goregrind! A whirlwind of gross.

+ A SYMPHONY OF DEATH RATTLES compilation tape [http://www.discogs.com/Various-A-Symphony-Of-Death-Rattles/release/6766719]
Excellent first label release from my favourite Frenchman, Pierre of BLUE HOLOCAUST & BRAINDEAD zine. A disgusting collection of some of the best goregrind bands of the last few years.

+ ECOSTENCH - "Discography 1995-1997" [https://mortvillenoise.bandcamp.com/album/discography-1995-1997]
"Hidden gem" of the year! Raw grind with elements of humour and experimental touches which are actually really good!

+ ASBESTOSISIS - "Blocked Up From Barbeque" [https://asbestosisis.bandcamp.com]
Melbourne Morticianwave cavernous sewer goregrind spew!

+ G.O.D. - "Body Horror" [https://blastasfuk.bandcamp.com/album/body-horror]
Top-shelf gory grindcore from Canada, and "Most Pwanging Snare" 2015!

+ CAPTAIN CLEANOFF - "Rising Terror" [https://blastasfuk.bandcamp.com/album/rising-terror]
Australia's catchiest grindcore band get more riffs stuck in heads.

+ AVIAN TERROR [https://avianterror.bandcamp.com]
My new favourite band from Sydney... Raw and wild pure grindcore!

+ MACHETAZO covering a MORTICIAN song on their split with R.A.S. [https://youtu.be/iHd1LaViVUI]
Best MACHETAZO song since the "Trono de Huesos" album!

+ TERMINATOR 666 - "Demo 2011" [https://terminator666.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2011]
Best/Worst Music & Band Name of 2015. The most delightfully sloppy shitty shit I've heard since early PLASMA!

+ TECHNICAL ITCH - "Souls of Impatience" studio mix [http://techitch.com]
Recent mix from the master of dark, brooding drum & bass. Precision sound art with a beat!

+ EATBRAIN podcast [https://soundcloud.com/eatbrain/sets/podcasts]
Cutting-edge neuro/tech drum & bass mixes. Incredibly intricate sound design - some of the juiciest textures I've ever heard!

+ BARCODE FILTHCAST [https://soundcloud.com/filthcastpodcast]
Heavy/tech/hard drum & bass mixes from the more extreme end of things.

+ ROT - "Fatality" EP
Because I haven't heard their new one yet, and really, this stupendous EP from 1996 should always be in every list... forever!

Friday, January 01, 2016

CLOGGED, by CLOGGED tape / DD

Re-Post from RADICAL BLARGHST

"Fat throbbing gore riffs, hyper blasting, deranged Drumming, 3 headed roar/shriek/shifted Vocal, a big Noisecore hard-on sporting Goregrind monstrosity, bursting out of a secret lab and consuming scientists whole. Dense, nasty, un-serious, bizarre and brutal." -Gonzo Karaoke '15
Yep, pretty much. Down to the last pile of copies so get on it if you can't be buggered waiting around for the next run of tapes sometime in the new year.
https://radicalblarghst.bandcamp.com/album/clogged

Humble thanks to Gonzo Karaoke for that rather insightful review! It really nails what we're going for with this band. Much appreciated!

Monday, December 28, 2015

UMBILICAL TENTACLE album recording

"DAY 2 OF RECORDING AT MAGNET STARTS SOON.... HOLD ONTO YOUR TENTACLES, BRAD IS USING A SLIPKNOT SNARE DRUM ALONG WITH HIS FUCKED UP KIT THAT HE'S HAD SINCE HE WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS OLD AND THE DRUMS SOUND LIKE FUCKING THUNDERRRRR. NIK IS USING THE FULL A-TEAM OF KNOB BOXES AND SHIT SOUNDS LIKE AN EXPLOSION IN A SYNTH FACTORY. SURF'S UP."