Two of Sydney’s most experimental and ferocious musicians - Justice Yeldham and the Dynamic Ribbon Device and Toecutter – are about to grace our shores culminating in a performance this Thursday, February 5 at Happy in Wellington. The night will also be an opportunity to catch a final gig by The Stumps before Antony Milton takes off for South America.
Formerly a turntablist – "in the loosest sense" -Justice Yeldham, aka Lucas Abela, is known world wide for his miced-up performances of triangular sheets of glass - wired to a super utility belt of effects pedals - which he plays with his mouth, hyperventilating and getting some of the freakiest industrial sounds you’ll hear in modern music, which, despite their nightmarish variety, Yeldham plays with practiced precision. Performances are intensely physical or ‘neo-brutalist’ and not for the faint-hearted.
Also a wayward turntablist, Toecutter joins Yeldham in his first trip to New Zealand. A veteran of the Sydney underground, Toecutter splices together unpredictable and hyperactive dance music as a euphoric yet oddball foil to the bloody savagery of Yeldham. Also playing will be Public Toilet, DJ Powerfull and The Lost Weekend. Installation by Tao.