Prolapse originally formed in Leicester in the early 1990s and earned a cult following for their chaotic live sets, and tense and repetitious songs like ‘Flex’ and ‘Tina This Is Matthew Stone’. They feature duelling vocalists Mick Derrick and Linda Steelyard, who play out an intense soap opera over a ferocious triple guitar assault and pummelling rhythm section. Their music is a heady brew of hacking guitars, Krautrock references, non sequitur lyrics and caustic narrative; messy and shambolic for sure, but a self-professed mess! The band released four albums between ’94 and ’99 (Pointless Walks To Dismal Places; backsaturday; The Italian Flag; The Ghost of Dead Aeroplanes), and each still manages to sound not only fresh and relevant, but also urgent, and very, very necessary. The band has received much critical acclaim, recorded four Peel sessions and toured with the likes of Stereolab and Sebadoh.
It has been said that no Prolapse experience can be deemed complete without having seen them live, when every gig felt as if it had been scripted by a quorum involving Samuel Beckett, Hunter S Thompson, Marjorie Proops and Mark E Smith. After a long hiatus, following a request from Mogwai, they reformed in 2015 to play live UK dates and have since begun work on new material. This rare outing will be Prolapse’s first live performance in over three years.
FIVEHEAD formed from necessity in mid-2017 Leicester. Since then they haven't wasted a second painting their world as they see it, operating incessantly, gaining a reputation for fanatic, confrontational and sometimes destructive live performances, in tow with an incessant output before unleashing "the first pages of the cosmonaut manifesto" in the form of their cataclysmic debut EP: How to Bombproof Your Horse. The band's "Post-Space" music draws from a plethora of influences - claw at your heart as they orbit from mind-bending psychedelia, dizzying grandiose post-rock heights, tragic post-punk, hypnotic Kosmische Musik, electronica or punishing walls-of-noise, or whatever else they were listening to as they ingested their vegan nails for breakfast. Their fanatic live shows are renowned for being a cathartic sonic rollercoaster of excessive volume levels, dazzling energy and glorious mayhem.