Alternative TV (ATV)

ALTERNATIVE TV (ATV) at Crofters Rights Sat 1 June 2019 from 07:30 pm

ALTERNATIVE TV: Seminal Punk band formed in 1977 by Mark Perry, editor of 'Sniffin Glue' fanzine. Support from The Flux Capacitors and Otalgia

Alternative TV
Where to start with Alternative TV? Most know that Mark Perry, founder of Sniffin’ Glue fanzine, formed the group either due to or as a response to punk in 1977. Since the debut ‘How Much Longer’ 7” released that very same year, however, Mark has remained the sole surviving original member and driving force. Not one to stand still, he has taken the group through a succession of lineup changes embarking on a wide spectrum of styles since then; including the blend of igneous rock bludgeon and amalgamation of stripped electronics that informs the ‘Dark Places’ 12” e.p. on Fourth Dimension and released in April 2018.

ATV will be making a very rare live appearance in Bristol, doubtlessly playing new songs as well as several from their considerable back catalogue.

Support from The Flux Capacitors
The Flux Capacitors are a three piece vegan rock band from Bristol. Lead guitarist Hazel Winter has headlined Reading Festival, toured Europe, and played the Glastonbury pyramid stage during her time with 80s Art Rock group The Blue Aeroplanes. These are moments she tries to hang on and hug to herself while pushing an amp through the streets of Berlin in a supermarket shopping trolley at bastard o clock in order to play a gig with a couple of 20 year old lads who have basically got her into the band because she’s Got A Car.

Formed in 1985 as The Mist, became Black Mist and finally Otalgia (the medical term for earache), the 2 headed pop noise merchants from Wales are noise meets C86 twee in a buzzsaw of twisted tunes!

Tickets: £9.50  


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