Consume, 4ZZZ and Feel are excited to announce the debut Brisbane appearance for righteous punk-funk ’n soul group CHAIN & THE GANG, the brainchild of Washington DC’s most alert citizen, Mr. Ian Svenonious.
Joining them in this double spree of good times provocation are Brisbane’s I HEART HIROSHIMA – swinging sweet from their recent GOMA10 performance and latest EP Spillin’ the Light… all with more new ragged tunes tumbling through the bars soon.
4ZZZ, Feel & Consume presents…
CHAIN & THE GANG (US)
I HEART HIROSHIMA
all happening at
THE FOUNDARY – TUES 14 MAR
Tickets on-sale now via oztix…
“Chain & the Gang are singular, terrifying, unparalleled, the most ferocious live combo ever witnessed …”
Svenonious, the sonic-architect behind socio-political minded groups The Make Up, Nation Of Ulysses, Weird War (and others) and one of the worlds GREAT front men formed Chain and The Gang in 2009. Since that time Chain … have released four (4) must have albums including 2014’s Minimum Rock ’n’ Roll, a 31 minute slab of garage-funk with a punk heart and a social awareness that has aspirations beyond the genre – any genre!
“The first time I saw Ian Svenonious play live was when he jumped onstage with Fugazi and started playing an organ that happened to be onstage. He was amazing. Not only is the man a brilliant musician, having put out records through his many bands, the Nation Of Ulysses, the Make Up, Cupid Car Club, Felt Letters, XYZ, to name a few, his newest incarnation Chain & the Gang is one of the coolest live bands anywhere. The man has more charisma than most. – Henry Rollins
“Chain & the Gang don’t care about grades, likes, traffic or hits. They don’t petition goofy publicists for hype or pander to the corrupt institutions who molest rock ’n’ roll and use it as their plaything. Chain & Co don’t play that game. They want total destruction of the insipid rock ’n’ roll status quo and the foul system it purports to offer relief from but in fact keeps afloat.”
Alongside vocalist and chief provocateur Svenonious, are bassist, synthesist and composer Anna Nasty and guitarist Francy Graham while Svenonius himself, is also a filmmaker, a dancer, a youtube host and a writer with his author credit appearing on the books “The Psychic Soviet” and “Supernatural Strategies”. Individually these members are scintillating but together they’re something greater than the parts. An irresistible combo that provides the best hope for the future and the only answer to the embarrassing slime pit called “culture” nowadays.
Always walking the edge of a chasm of togetherness… I HEART HIROSHIMA break like an intruder into the night with their emergence back playing after an extended time apart inhabiting different worlds. Teasing the possibilities with some jams earlier in 2016 when Sully returned from Berlin… subsequently lead into the more tangible: recording at Red Star with Dubzy from Blank Realm. The chasm since filled with life and experiences a new sensation rides high in the mix… and a new EP preceding a series of eventual such releases over the coming year. A ragged joy of guitars and drums… since their 2005 dawn they’ve strung their self-styled way through two eps – 3 Letter Word for Candy; Cut in Colour – and two albums – Tuff Teeth; The Rip – along with numerous tours and festivals around Australia, Europe and Asia. Guest tours with Conor Oberst, Ratatat, Gang of Four, Shonen Knife, The Rakes, Peaches, Maximo Park, The Mint Chicks, The Grates, Regurgitator and more… Matt, Cameron and Sull set the pace for a new tune of episodes.
SPILLIN” THE LIGHT out now featuring GLOW.
Don’t you dare miss Chain and The Gang live! in their limited Australian appearances this March… hitting Brisbane together with a resurgent I Heart Hiroshima! Happening at THE FOUNDARY on TUES 14 MARCH!