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FACS + School Disco + A Basic Fault

1 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

£12.50
FACS Brighton

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FACS Brighton

FACS live in Brighton at The Hope & Ruin on 1st November 2023!  Get tickets with 50p booking fee above, or from: DICE.

Everything eventually turns to dust. Everyone knows this, but few want to acknowledge that our time on this mortal coil is fleeting, preferring to remain in stasis, in hopes that “the end” will pass them by. Chicago trio FACS (guitarist Brian Case, bassist Alianna Kalaba & drummer Noah Leger) have been perfecting their brand of intense, cathartic post-punk over the course of four ever-evolving albums, beginning with 2017’s “Negative Houses” thru 2021’s landmark “Present Tense’, which saw the trio dig deep into the gaping maw of a black hole & pulling back whatever debris they could grasp onto. Their newest “Still Life In Decay” comes as an addendum to the last album – a “post-event review” if you will.

“Still Life In Decay” starts with a squall of white noise before collapsing into the band already locked into “Constellation”s lumbering groove, with Case’s guitar a ghostly presence, appearing & disappearing in washes of gauzy feedback throughout the track. FACS have never been more locked in as a unit, and “Still Life In Decay” is a decidedly more focused effort. The apocalyptic chaos that defined their previous album “Present Tense” is waved away in favor of an examination of events with cumbrous clarity.

FACS are a heavy band, but they don’t necessarily FEEL like one (see side two’s “Still Life”, where Case’s fluttering, melodic guitar lines are buoyed by the insistent, underlying pulse of the bass & drums). As a rhythm section, Kalaba & Leger dance & twist around each other like a double helix, forming the DNA of what makes FACS special. Collectively they approach rhythm from outside the groove as opposed to inside it, creating a lattice where Case weaves guitar lines like creeping vines, which makes the moments on “Still Life In Decay” where the band DOES lock in even more powerful. When the guitar punctures the lock-step swing of “When You Say”, it hits like a hammer. Case utilizes his lyrics like a person suffering from anterograde amnesia; repeating phrases & holding onto old memories in a desperate attempt to avoid the slide into oblivion. Freeform poetic missives touching on themes of resignation, cynicism, class warfare, and a search for identity & meaning in a crumbling society; A primal desire to hold onto anything in a post-pandemic barrage of sensory overload. https://wearefacs.bandcamp.com/

+ School Disco: School Disco break their release hiatus with gritty new cut ‘Feelings Coming’ ahead of third album ‘Denton Rock’ OUT JULY 14th. FFO: YAK, Joy Division, Minami Deutsch, Drenge

+ A Basic Fault: Experimental rock 3-piece A Basic Fault weaves a performance that threads power trio instrumentation into psychedelia, electronics and noise

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19082023 – Don Letts. Lewes Con Club
30082023 – Deerhoof. Concorde 2
01092023 – Simon Joyner. The Rose Hill
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12092023 – VC Pines. The Hope & Ruin
13092023 – 2nd Grade. The Hope & Ruin
29092023 – The Pleasure Dome. The Hope & Ruin
05102023 – Andy Irvine. Lewes Con Club
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14102023 – Honeyblood. The West Hill Hall
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02112023 – Personal Trainer. Lewes Con Club
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20022024 – Pip Blom. Chalk

Accessibility:
The venue is only accessible via a flight of stairs however they can offer access via a back door at street level to the venue if mobility is an issue or you use a wheelchair. There are 3 large steps via this route so assistance to gain access and to exit the venue would be required. We can arrange this if you contact us in advance of a show. Please bear in mind that they can only allow access in between bands due to sound issues. Two disabled toilets upstairs, both gender neutral. If you require a carer at the venue, please contact us at info@lovethyneighbourmusic.co.uk for guestlist, with evidence such as a blue badge or access card. If strobe lighting is an issue or if standing for long periods of time is an issue, please contact us in advance. They can provide chairs in the venue although if the event is very busy this will impede visibility. If you wish to make use of a chair to view a gig, we advise arriving early to secure a position. They are happy to accommodate assistance dogs.

FACS Brighton

FACS Brighton


Details

Date:
1 November
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
£12.50

Venue

Hope and Ruin
9-12 Queens Road
Brighton, BN1 3WA
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