Influenced by Ivor Cutler, Pixies, Tom Waits, Daniel Johnston, Dolly Parton, The Pogues, Captain Beefheart, Spike Milligan, Bjork, Nick Cave and Georg Frederich Haas (especially his Concerto for Baritone Saxophone)…we’re grinning to be hosting the clashing kaleidoscopic colours of Gardyloo SPeW…SPeW, WHY DID YOU WRITE THIS SONG? “I met someone who was addicted to online pornography and I did a bit of research into it and then tried to imagine myself being addicted to porn.”…
I first became aware of Gardyloo SPeW in 2011, as I saw her playing in Xanthous, a playful conceptual noise duo, who gave wild performances of impish and intense electronic sounds.
Spew is based in East London and is a regular participant in East London’s experimental music scene. She has often performed with the anarchic improvisational collective, The A band, which has an assorted cast of revolving members and has been described by The Wire as, “occupying a key position in the evolution of the UK underground.” In 2011 she facilitated an Australian based A band gig with Sydney musicians in which she played saxophone and theremin and sang.
She is also a member of I am Meat, a four-piece whose characterful spoken word lyrics and awkward time signatures recall a less high-pitched version of The Tiger Lillies. Her assured saxophone playing is the key melodic feature, providing an improvisational and rhythmic element reminiscent of Beefheart.
ON ‘TEENAGE SLUTS’: The spirit of experimental self expression rages like stormy sea throughout this intense track by Gardyloo SPeW. High pitched, high frequency, high impact vocals challenge the judgements inflicted upon young women whilst the discordant instrumentation tosses the listener around, throwing them into the depths of passion which grip and groan from beneath as a tormented undercurrent. Meanwhile, the drums hammer your head relentlessly counterbalancing the chaos. I can’t wait to experience this live!
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