Divorce + BATALJ + Honig
Divorce (Glasgow, SCO)
Divorce were born in Glasgow through a frustration that their kinda music wasn’t getting heard in their city. Brought together through random encounters, solid friendships and drunken obsessive discussions at terrible parties, the four members who make up Divorce have no more of an exacting agenda than just MAKE NOISE and MAKE IT GOOD.
The end result has been likened to a roughly grafted assemblage of no-wave punk bands like Teenage Jesus & The Jerks and DNA, the squalling noise of Big Black and Swans and the rhythmically violent sounds of bands like AIDS Wolf and Arab On Radar.
Since forming in the summer of 2008, Divorce have shared stages with the likes of HEALTH, Chrome Hoof, Part Chimp, Deerhoof and have toured the UK numerous times with bands like Child Abuse, Comanechi (who they’ve also shared space on a split 10” with) and their Glasgow-based brothers-in-noise Ultimate Thrush (again also sharing space on a split cassette).
Divorce have previously had their music released through the Optimo, Merok, Milk and Winning Sperm Party labels and 2011 will see new 7” releases appearing on a slew of great DIY labels.
But fundamentally, Divorce are best experienced live, in a small sweaty room, with all the ear-splitting volume & uninhibited audience confrontation that goes with it.
BATALJ is an experimental noise/trash-outfit based in Berlin.
With distorted analog synthesizers accompanied by frantic drum assaults, effect-drenched guitar arrangements and shrieking vocals the trio concocts a barely comprehensible soundscape of deformed rythms, blasts, bleeps, controlled chaos and diverse musical damaged goods hailing from hc/punk as well as experimental noise.
honig is an asexual and antisocial kid from the bavarian alps, who spent its first years rotting in goat sheds, cellars and abandoned living rooms.
at the age of five – after being diagnosed with personality disorder – a man from heaven and a woman from hell decided to take care of this lonesome child, that still could not even speak.
throughout the years, honig became a schizophrenic moron, either expressing its acute episodes by doing sound collages – abusing turntables, tape decks, etc. – or by playing rock without rock, using drums and guitar only.