Thing of the Day
BLACK AND WHITE NOISE PUNK OR BLACK AND WHITE NO NOISE ART…
January 14th 2011
Two things of the day today, why? Because we want there to be two things, you know our rule about rules and flower of flesh and blood and throwing colour everywhere and…
FLOWERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD – War Party (Tuneless)
- Raging against pretty much anything you have for them to rage and
rant about – the system, television, drugs companies, future systems,
future futures, you name it, these Flowers have got a beef about it.
And the answer? Fight it all of course, don’t just sit there and die
while you watch your TV, get out and smash the system, rage against the
supermarkets, the government, the people who punch the holes in the
middle of polo mints – well I might have made the last bit up but you
get the idea and hey, a bit of mindless angry raging against every
machine you got never harmed anyone did it? Well, maybe those close to
the kid who threw that fire extinguisher off the roof the other day may
want to argue that point, but you know what I mean, come on, time for
‘us’ to riot against ‘them’, fight fight, don’t just sit there and take
all this crap, who are these drug companies with their intellectual
rights anyway… How can you not like War Party?
An angry ranting bluster of pus-filled punk rock rawness with a bit of
a thrash metal spatter-riffing in there with the raw noise, the
shouting, the blasting and the positively destructive hardcore anger..
They’re from North London, they're a non-stop storm of DIY attitude, of riffs, shouts and all round wholesome apathy-poking old-school heard-it-all-before thrashing hardcore punk rock energy. Damn fine stuff, smash everything…They may not be the most original band in the world and some of their arguments may not have that much depth to them but hey, anger is an energy and this is a fine question-throwing what did you do today statement of intent. Excellent slice of positive homemade hardcore punk rock energy and attitude, we need more of it…
And once again the only link is a My Space link - come on bands, surely that’s the first thing to smash! www.myspace.com/flowersoffleshandblood
The album is out on January 29th on the band’s own label Timeless Records. There’s a launch gig in London, at the Unicorn in Camden on the same day, January 29th. It's free to get in, and Flowers will be sharing the bill with Damnas, Meinhof and Bin Raiders
Alternatively, if black and white no messing old school hardcore punk rock isn’t what you want today (or even if it is) then how about some black and white no noise art?
NO NOISE is a show presented by South London gallery The Agency…
Agency is pleased to present No Noise, a group exhibition of three
international artists with three different conceptual approaches,
brought together by the imposed scheme of Black and White. It is a
response to strands within the artists’ work, which reference
minimalism, deconstruction and textual approaches as a method of
By removing the element of colour from all their usual practices the show becomes a grid and the work within it a cipher. No Noise is the white noise of the analogue broadcast or the digital scramble, in which information is embedded and can be found if sought”.
The show features the work of three artists,
Are Blytt, Kevin Hunt, Dan Miller
night is tonight, Friday 14th Jan from 6pm until 9pm, then the show
runs at the Agency Gallery, in Deptford, from 15th Jan until 12th Feb
66 Evelyn Street