This lively night featured the superb MORTON VALENCE debuting songs off their forthcoming second album, plus shimmering electronica outfit KONTAKTE backed by three new exclusive new video promos, as well as the usual gang of DJs keeping folks
entertained all night
The night started with the screening of three excellent short films/animations, with each one being backed by a multi-layered soundtrack composed by Kontakte.
The welcome return of the absolutely fantastic Morton Valence, one of Offline's very favourite bands!
There's always an entertaining and sometimes somewhat eccentric crowd at the Albert. This fella stood on his head for a bit before falling over.
Sambuca shots time!
OFFLINE ELECTRO-INDIE SPECIAL!
Friday 11th March
Top notch night - for free! Prince Albert, 418 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton SW9 8LF
Tel: 020 7274 3771. 9pm - 3am. FREE ADMISSION plus CHEAP BAR!
Transport: 2 mins from Brixton tube/BR/buses. Map and venue info Permalink to this event
This night promises to be a musical treat, with the fantastic MORTON VALENCE debuting songs off their forthcoming second album, plus shimmering electronica outfit KONTAKTE backed by three new exclusive new video promos, as well as the usual gang of DJs keeping you entertained all night.
Serving up full-fat slices of hook-rich electro-pop soaked in Cabaret-era decadence with a sensational live show to match, we're delighted to host the mighty Morton Valence before they embark on their European tour.
The band's debut album, 'Bob and Veronica Ride Again' has picked up rave reviews, so make sure you get down to Brixton for this one!
"A rich treasure trove of songs" **** Q Magazine
"...released possibly the best single of the past decade, Sailors" BBC
"alluring and seductive" **** Uncut
"Spectacular" Drowned in Sound
"a full fat slice of hook rich electro-pop" BBC
"One of the year's loveliest albums" Artrocker
KONTAKTE - EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PROMO SHOW
On the eve of the release of their much anticipated second album 'We Move Through Negative Spaces' KONTAKTE are set to slam down a blistering wall of guitar noise with shimmering electronics and ethereal melodies. Inspired by GY!BE, Mogwai, Brian Eno and the reverb drenched sounds of the early 90's shoegaze scene, the London-based outfit have toured the UK, headlined the Feedback Fever Festival in Hamburg and picked up glowing reviews.
"Hypnotic, ethereal and beautiful. Kontakte expertly build the atmosphere of each track, often reaching a crescendo of massive, orchestral proportions - but with guitars !" iTunes
"Surging forth on a throb of sleek drum machine, Kontakte glide along a shimmering autobahn where audio technology drifts across the spectrum of retro-futurism – roaring into overdrive, pistons heaving and churning with mechanical glee." Plan B
To coincide with the release, tonight see's the airing of 3 exclusive KONTAKTE Promo Films made by local contemporary filmmakers.
This is the first time these films will be shown to an audience before being released on DVD as part of a Limited Edition version of the new album.
Original photos, old footage, pop 45 sleeves, and more.
We'll also have a full crew of hard-drinking Offline regulars throwing down a top selection of tunes, including:
An ale-fuelled onslaught of ska, punk, rock'n'roll, big band, rockabilly, Mrs Mills & Liberace in a floor stomping package proving that drinking'n'DJing can be a perilous trade.
NIPSLA (Falling over studios)
Packing more pop than a Rice Krispies factory, Nipsla's DJ bag is a veritable jumble sale of joy, overflowing with indie, dance, electro and party tunes.
BARON BOBBY BAUHAUS (charcoal soul)
More mysterious than Robert Smith's eyeliner bag, Bobby gets dancefloors rocking with quirky, darkside indie-pop and kohl-smudging breakbeats.