FREDDY THE DYKE / BATALJ / DJ GIORGIO GABBBER
FREDDY THE DYKE
Freddy The Dyke is Bendik Andersson and Gaute Granli, both also members of electro-prog band Skadne Krek. The duo has released a split tape on the norwegian Drid Machine label, and their debut LP on Skussmaal. Freddy The Dyke’s sound consists of agonizing chanting, noisy, synth infested guitar and heavy, danceable tribal rythms.
BATALJ is an experimental noise/auditory mayhem outfit currently based in Berlin. With distorted analog synthesizers accompanied by frantic drum assaults, effect-drenched guitar arrangements and shrieking vocals the four-piece concocts a barely comprehensible soundscape of deformed rythms, riffs, blasts, bleeps and more or less controlled chaos. Taking their cues from diverse musical damaged goods hailing from hardcore punk all the way through to harsh experimental noise BATALJ creates a truly furious and highly inventive sonic assault.
The past three years the band has extensively toured Europe and the UK, played shows alongside bands such as Melt Banana, Child Abuse, Staer, Retox and Divorce and released two 7-inch splits, a self-titled 7-inch EP (Et Mon Cul C’est Du Tofu? and Twintoe Records) as well as appeared on various compilations. Their most recent creation, a limited cassette release is out now on London-based label SixSixSixties Records.
DJ GIORGIO GABBBER