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Saturday, March 1 • 23:30 - Sunday, March 2 •00:00
Deathcrush (NO)

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In the words of The Quietus, Deathcrush “could certainly teach the pensioners a thing or two: ‘Lesson #13’ (…) oozes the kind of seductive, filthy, primitive sex appeal that makes one feel as ashamed as a man should at a peep show”
Deathcrush goes straight for the top shelf of pop cultural references, recklessly combining their Norse pillage and rape heritage with what the widely acclaimed John Robb describes as a “stunning and effective dissemination of the New York sassy cool trash aesthetic into a new century and with their own vital slant”. This pick ‘n’ mix attitude has made them just as natural an opening act for Battles as Melt-Banana, Vivian Girls and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Surfing the word of mouth wave, no tracks released — Deathcrush have visited ten countries and played more shows in native Norway than the tiny country usually allows for — to great acclaim from publications and websites like Le Monde (FR), The Stool Pigeon (UK), MTV (EU), NME (UK), Drowned in Sound (UK), Eno (NO), ClashMusic (UK), Mojo4music (UK), The Quietus (UK), Album Rock (FR), Hit Music Magazine (CHN), Metal Hammer (NO), Dagsavisen (NO), Dagbladet (NO), VG (NO) and NRK Lydverket (NO).
Now, after managing to shake their severe saying-yes syndrome (you don’t turn down Roskilde. Or Iceland Airwaves. Or Way Out West. Or a personal invitation from Trentemøller. Or when Sleigh Bells open up their nightliner door to Europe. Or trashy apartment gigs. Or SXSW. Oh wait, that last one they did. Twice. For practical reasons), Deathcrush have finally gotten their “pelvic noise sludge” on tape.
After recording with Billy Anderson (Swans, Melvins, Mr. Bungle) and Jørgen Træen (Datarock, Annie, Sondre Lerche) more songs for their much anticipated series of singles are now in the mixing hands of the band’s own Linn Nystadnes. Flick through their flexi disc double poster magazine and have a listen to “Skool’s In” 12" also featuring a James Njie remix (Mau5trap, UK/NO).
“Sweat, battery acid energy and gritty guitars – The trio delivers energy as if all members just ate AA batteries and turn the whole crowd electric. Deathcrush is without a doubt a band you will hear more from in the future.” – MTV (EU)
“Norwegian trio Deathcrush are the day’s greatest thrill (…)” – NME (UK)
“Deathcrush are one of the coolest bands I’ve ever seen… they have created riot music for the 21st century. (…) Watch out South By South West. You are Tokyo. Deathcrush are Godzilla.” – John Doran, The Quietus
“Isn’t this the music David Cameron is attempting to ban, lest it whoop disaffected youth up too greatly? Wow.” – Everett True, Collapse Board (AUS)
Listen to their music on WiMP: http://wimp.no/wweb/artist/?artist=3722624


Saturday March 1, 2014 23:30 - Sunday March 2, 2014 00:00
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