THE PLAYGROUND presents…GARY NUMAN/DRUMS OF DEATH+++
XOYO, 32-37 COWPER STREET London EC2A 4AP
On July 2nd, THE PLAYGROUND will play host to a night of high octane electro-punk, headlined with a DJ set from Gary Numan and Ade Fenton. The jam-packed line up also features the likes of Drums of Death, Cyberpunkers, Without My Medicine, Kites, Neurotic Mass Movement, The Coolness, Fish Don’t Dance, Punx Soundcheck and The Dirty Toyz.
►GARY NUMAN & ADE FENTON The electro pioneer Gary Numan alongside Ade Fenton proves why he’s still the best after over 30 years in music headlining at The Playground prior to the release of their New album, ‘Dead Son Rising’.
►DRUMS OF DEATH Scotland-born Colin Bailey emerged from the London club scene after being snapped up by Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Alex Waldron to join their record label and party crew, Greco-Roman Records and has since remixed artists such as Hot Chip, Tricky, Franz Ferdinand, Mando Diao, James Yuill, Steve Mason, Alphabeat and Mika.
►CYBERPUNKERS The Cyberpunkers project is the brain child of Italian born Massi Arena and Fabio Liuzzi, who sought out to merge aspects of music, fashion, design and photography to give their rapidly growing fan base a complete package to enjoy. Now after performing at sold out shows through-out the rest of world, the Electro-Punk duo come to you for a Debut UK performance that you’ll never forget.
“Turn your speakers up and prepare for epic levels of ‘winning’.” Trashbags
►WITHOUT MY MEDICINE Without My Medicine make raucous Stadium Electro-Punk and are known for their energetic and lively shows, fusing the punk energy of the Sex Pistols with the futuristic synths and beats of Depeche Mode – Think massive choruses, ripping guitar solos and searing synths.
►KITES After forming over a mere 6 months ago, this London-based Indie/Electro band have already been hailed as one of the ‘Hottest Unsigned Bands’ in the UK as well as receiving comparisons to the likes of musical pioneers Talking Heads and New Order.
“Intensely physical and energetic live performances coupled with tightly constructed tracks have won the band an adoring fanbase, a wave of industry attention!” MusicWeek
►NEUROTIC MASS MOVEMENT Part electronic rock band, part experimental performance art project fronted by the eccentric Yin Neurotic and David Neurotic, create ominous soundscapes with their drum machines and dark electronics. With none other than part of Einstürzende Neubauten producing their upcoming works it is clear that here is a cult band in the making.
►THE COOLNESS Drawing influence from their heroes Jimi Hendrix and New Order, THE COOLNESS strive to maintain the psychedelic ‘Summer of Love’ spirit that these Legends portrayed through their infusion of classic rock and raving electronic dance music that has developed into a truly full-on, No-Holds-Barred, Sex-Fuelled and impassioned live performance – guaranteed to leave you with an experience to remember and rejoice.
►FISH DON’T DANCE Kicking up a storm as usual, the Fish Don’t Dance DJs will be bringing you the best of the electro and techno scene.
►PUNX SOUNDCHECK The partnership of John Taylor and Arif Salih brings together the music that shaped them and the music that’s shaping their future, traversing disco and house, reggae and dub-step, electro and (old) rave, all the while sounding effortlessly and elegantly modern.
►THE DIRTY TOYZ Fusing electro house and dub step, The Dirty Toyz have branded their own style on a growing sound, drawing on their unique and individual musical backgrounds to conjure up ear bending, mind blowing, dirty music that will leave you craving more.