SBD Presents: Attrition / Venus Fly Trap
Sunday November 13th
Attrition are pioneers in a darker electronica. Formed in 1980 in Coventry, England, influenced by a mix of punk ideology and experimental art aesthetics, they emerged as part of the early '80's UK Industrial scene alongside contemporaries Coil, Test Department, Legendary Pink Dots, In The Nursery, Portion Control et al.
Founder Martin Bowes has steered the band through a 30 year career, fueled by a succession of critically acclaimed albums. The band has toured much of Europe, North and South America, and even as far as Asia. This is their first London show in many a moon.
VENUS FLY TRAP
Musically they have been compared to a myriad of bands: Joy Division, The Doors, Sisters of Mercy, NIN, Hawkwind...but “post-punk meets dark electronica wearing rose tinted psychedelic shades” seems to fit. The duo of Alex Novak and Andy Denton have been recording since 1989, and the best of “Metamorphosis” was recently released on vinyl to great acclaim.