Decagram are delighted to present a very special Warm Up show for their friends Doune The Rabbit Hole festival in their 10th Anniversary Year! They’re pretty excited about this one, not least because The Cosmic Dead, one of Scotland’s most visceral sonic phenomena and Doune festival’s strongest supporters over the years, are playing their first unadulterated Edinburgh show with their ‘obliterating’ new line-up, on one of the city’s best soundsystems!!
The Cosmic Dead (A short history in quotes)
2011 ‘For a certain type of expanded mind, these Glasgow rockers are going to be just blown out enough to fit perfectly’ The Obelisk
2012 ‘This is extreme music. The Exalted King puts the Scottish outfit at the fore of a still-rising movement of heavy psych jammers’ The Obelisk
2013 ’74 minutes will pass by in a bong-shaped blur as the band plunder the back passages of the cosmic psyche wastelands’ 8/10 Norman Records
2014 ‘A mind-manifesting blast of authentic psych-rock from some of its modern day masters – essential’ The Skinny
2016 ‘bonkers and highly renowned live sets’ The Quietus
2017 This is possibly the most chilled track I have ever heard The Cosmic D….holy fuck…just about the five minute mark and all fucking holy hell breaks loose. This is The Cosmic Dead at their heaviest and most visceral. This is the Cosmic Dead unexpurgated and live!!!! This is The Cosmic Dead on fucking speed…turn this fucker up loud and wait for the environmental health to come round.’ Psych Insight Music
2018 The Cosmic Dead certainly don’t do things by halves…[new members]
Tommy Duffin looks like Robert Peston if he discovered Sleep, while man mountain Russel Gray is dressed like someone who’s forgotten his PE kit and been forced to wear whatever could be salvaged from the lost property bin. Both fit in seamlessly, though, as the self-proclaimed “psychonautal cosmodelic buckfaustian quartet” set about living up to their billing by obliterating anything and everything in their path
‘occupying the space between alien-revisited exotica, classic jacking house workouts and a BoC ‘Chromakey Dreamcoat’ kinda vibe’ Firecracker Recordings
‘…crunching and grinding infusion of electronic beats, via eerie scrapes and clangs on his cage-like waterphone instrument. Its delights are subtle, but keenly felt for a long time’ The Quietus.
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Mixing Mark E Smith’s gruff English surrealism with a dash of Mary Margaret O’Hara’s playful invention. ‘Money Found In Tortoise Shell’ finds the group cheerfully chanting and jabbering, like a barbershop quartet channelling Gilbert & Sullivan libretto and the sound poetry of Bob Cobbing’ – Stewart Smith (The List – Going Underground: Best of Scotland’s underground, DIY and self-released music scene).
Advance ticket allocation sold out. Tickets available on the door, unless otherwise indicated (see above).
The Bongo Club