All posts by Fest23

The Loveburns


Spawned from space, microbes sprayed to earth from starry dark unfathomed. An instant of light , brutally consumed void, thus appeared the Loveburns, particular, obeying rules man was not meant to know. Flesh and blood evolved, proof spectacular re animation is possible. shelley be praised. Soul sonic justice. Channelled live and direct to all our flesh.  Such gloried radiation bathes our brains in the saints of vibration, basie ellington davis all manner of devo velvet strangled ants disco configured for arse shakery, play that funky music till you die.

See a track from their live session at Clark Kent’s Rock & Roll Revue here:

Space Blaster

Space Blaster

Space Blaster is the musical alias of brothers Jamie (23) and Tom Grashion (26), practicing and playing together for well over a decade and both with years of engineering experience for top UK producers, the duo have a honed in vision and ear for live rock music. Inspired by the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys, The Dead Weather and Royal Blood, Space Blaster take you on a journey through their unique blend of heavy blues riffs, ear licking hooks and razor sharp synths over a sea of thundering rhythms. Having headlined well established London venues such as Camden’s Barfly and Dublin Castle and the years of hard graft already worked on the music scene supporting Killing Joke, playing Glastonbury, Heaven, The Fleece, Clapham Grand etc. Space Blaster are looking to up the anti on the live circuit.

Paulie C

Paulie C

Paulie C is an enthusiastic participant in the utterly inexplicable experiment whereupon matter really attempts to know itself. He has been writing poetry for the majority of his 38 years and gibbers it infrequently to anyone who cares to listen. His influences include Philip K Dick, woozy psychedelia, the sneezing panda video and various beatnik types.​

Human Robber

Human Robber

Human Robber (aka Brother Gush, Frater Null, Uncle Big Balls, Pope Margaret Minge XXIII etc) is a 53 year old work in progress………word mangler, wand maker, definite wizard or warlock but unsure witch. Former teacher he now attempts to explain this humans condition via the medium of poems, silly songs and impossibly true stories…..rumoured to actually be an alien from the star system sirius c……maybe….

In telling gents their agency..MI5, MI6 MI joking?

Now we hide in the open
Pop-up black ops
Immutable shogun
Mutated cyclops
Intelligence agents
Semiotic transhuman
Cast by dice that
know not who threw them.

The Gasman

The Gasman

Portsmouth resident Christopher Reeves is the man behind the eerie, playful electronica of the Gasman. A teenage fan of breakbeat rave music, early Aphex Twin, and the output of the Rephlex label, Reeves began creating music using a programmable Yamaha keyboard as well as samples from records, tapes, and the radio. Some of his music was built from reel-to-reel tapes of classical music run through a computer. In 1998, he began using programs Soundforge and Acid to create tracks. Gradually, he developed a style which blended sophisticated, Baroque-influenced melodies with chopped-up breakbeats, all covered in an ethereal, glowing echo.

Since then, he has released material on Planet Mu, Sublight Records, Terminal Dusk, Warp, The Centrifuge and Believers Roast as well as his own GasmanMusic, with his most recent album, 2016’s Aeriform, being released on Onomatopoeia. He has a number of other alter-egos including Synthia, Wiggy, and Meatman.

The Gasman will be bringing a show reel of his brain wobbling videos for your late night delectation. Such as the video to Museum from 2014’s Hiding Place #2:

Read more about The Gasman on his website:
Listen and buy Gasman music at



James Lightfoot is an electronica/dance/drum&bass artist based in North West England. He often goes under the alias of ‘TNJX’ and ‘Deep Technology’. His latest album features the high-flying sounds of old alongside more mystical explorations, ‘Exo Crystallis’ is a adventure through melody and magic

TNJX have made hyper-melodic technicolour tunes to lift the spirit since 2005.

Check out for more info.

2016 (What The Fuck Is Going On?)

Forever Justifed and Ancient

2016 (What The Fuck Is Going On?). Last year on the eve of Harpo Marx’s assassination the Cube Cinema in Bristol made a time-stretched and burnt sample offering to one of the all time best pop bands in the world. Forever Justified & Ancient.

Along with the burning of 1K that night, an hour long mysterious mix of K related footage flickered onto the cinema’s screen. The 3rd Eye space now & for eternity presents a rare chance to reView.

The Cube is a Microplex Cinema, Arts venue, adult creche and progressive social wellbeing enterprise in Central Bristol, England. It was formed in 1998 by 4 artists who had no idea what they were getting into. Idealists, amateurs, fools, material positivists, stilt walkers, film directors, screen writers, occultists. But not even running illegal cinema speakeasy events in Bristol (Club Rombus) could prepare them for the monster they gave birth to one cold and rainy October evening in 1998.

Dave Pepper

Dave Pepper

Dave Pepper has been performing his own style of performance poetry since 2002. It began with a slot at Moksha Medicine. A cabaret night at The 491 Gallery in Leytonstone, that was, in part, the heart of the incredibly bright and beautifuly bonkers community that had produced ‘The Warp’ only a few years before.
Since then a whole universe has opened up with performances up and down the UK, suporting many community events.
From the Galactic Federation to receiving a Bardship and apearing at Stone Henge and Glastonbury many times. Performing to thousands at demonstrations or working one to one in communication training with Marie Curie.

He has appeared with some of the country’s finest: Salena Godden, Kate Tempest, Yap,
Daisy Eris Campbell… At many fine and reputable establishments: BBC R4, Resonance FM, ILL FM, NTS Radio, Reel Rebel Radio, Reprezent Radio. Bimble Bandada, Secret Garden Party, Sunrise, Small World, Buddha Fields, Hackney Wicked, Magic Garden Pub, The Others.. As a solo artist, and with his band Vibe Machine.

Salena Godden

Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists and poets. A regular performer at
literary festivals in a career that is now entering its third decade, Salena tops the bill at literary
events both nationally and internationally. She’s appeared as a guest and writer for many BBC
Radio programmes including The Verb, Saturday Live, Loose Ends and Fact To Fiction and she
has written and presented several arts documentaries and a play for the BBC too. Burning Eye
Books published her first full collection ‘Fishing In The Aftermath: Poems 1994 ­ 2014’ marking
twenty years of poetry and performance, with the majority of the work included previously
unpublished in book form. Her literary childhood memoir ‘Springfield Road’ was successfully
crowd funded and published with Unbound Books in 2014. Widely recognised as a trailblazer for
fellow performers, Salena has also dedicated herself to mentoring newcomers to the scene. Her
voice is distinctive and unique, her performances are electrifying, hilarious, intensely powerful and full of warmth.

Waiting For Godden:
Poetry here >> ‘Fishing In The Aftermath poems 1994­2014’ published by Burning Eye Books
Memoir here >> ‘Springfield Road’ published by Unbound Books
Poems and songs >>­godden
BBC Radio and audio archives >>

Salena Godden 2

Redbus Noface

One crisp morning at the “Toy Haven”, the Sun fighting its way through begrimed windows, the telephone rings. The owner and manager of Worcester Park’s premier toy shop answers. Somehow he does not infer from the cod German accent on the line that he is being made a fool of, or worse. The voice is demanding directions and is intent on buying a plastic sit-upon, “The bus with the face”. For little Wolfgang, of course. Amid smirks and giggles from the party at the other end of the line, and many calls later, our brave Mr. Hall, (for it is he), finally is moved to weary exasperation. He suggests our friends from Europe board the bus, a 213 to Kingston Garage and head back towards the shop; they would appear to have disembarked in North Cheam. “We are in Beam!” they squeal. “You must get on the bus”, He says, starting to shout just a little. The party who claim they are from Dusseldorf are confused. “The bus with the face?” they ask. “No!” he blurts. “RED BUS, NO FACE”! The legend is born, and the whole sorry episode is captured on quarter inch tape. It will be listened to many, many times. Many, many times. Notwithstanding the impious treatment meted out to Mr. Hall and his minions at the “Toy Haven”, the music springing from this pointless but gladdening episode is certainly not intended to amuse, but rather to divert your attention from the adorable little miseries you would rather not confront, today or any day. Never was so little precedent engaged for so little reason; damaged music from who knows where created for reasons we should never wish to know. Be like little Wolfgang. Enjoy.

Watch their super wonderful collaboration with Jo Spratley and Bic Hayes covering Tim Smith’s Ocean Shipwreck at the Alphabet Business Convention in 2015 or this sweet little rehearsal clip.

Redbus Nofacebook