One of Citizen Zombie’s most emphatic moments visualised
Billed as a ‘local band’ in a noise-accented incarnation, Mark Stewart and Gareth Sager made a surprise appearance at Banksy’s Bemusement Park Dismaland in September. Mark shared his reflections on the park and The Pop Group’s performance (as well as his ‘holiday photos’) with the Rolling Stone. In full HERE.
“It was around 1980 when Bristol post-punk band The Pop Group were touring in New York, proving their worth as No Wave pioneers. The group’s frontman Mark Stewart tuned into Kiss FM (yes, even white kids from Bristol were well up on their hip-hop back then), and the DJ at the time, Red Alert, was
“Both Mark Stewart & The Maffia albums, Learning to Cope With Cowardice and As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade are visceral, evil-sounding records. Sonically they’re innovative, groundbreaking. The message is so important, what Mark was talking about, it’s happening now. All of his fears, his paranoia, have come to light. I didn’t
Mark joins an impeccable line up, including Bill Orcutt, Ossia, and Gnod, for an ‘evening of artfully engineered chaos’ billed as ‘a lo-fi, hi-jinks meta-gig in which a plethora of quick fire, energising music and audio-visual interventions take over the Arnolfini auditorium in a blur of ever-shifting performance dynamics.’ Details & Tickets HERE
The Pop Group will play Japan in December including two nights in Tokyo at the duo Music Exchange and one night in Osaka at the Umeda Club Quattro. Those dates in full: 7/12 – duo MUSIC EXCHANGE, Tokyo 8/12 – duo MUSIC EXCHANGE, Tokyo 9/12 – Umeda Club Quattro, Osaka Tickets on sale October 3rd