The raw 1970’s punk energy and the sophisticated gloom of 1980’s post-punk, combined in a thrilling fresh sound – Sextile, the raging and ruthless successors to the throne of the Los Angeles underground, are stopping in Slovenia during their first tour of Europe. Don’t miss out on this hot new band that released one of the best albums of the year according to Louder Than War! We’ll warm up with Croatian duo Plastic Knives, who combine the diversity of acts such as The Mars Volta, Queens of the Stone Age and Foals with the harsh edge of modern electronic acts such as Justice and Crystal Castles.
Since forming in 2015, Sextile have been a fixture on the Los Angeles scene, with their debut album’s intense vocals, piercingly distorted guitars, primal drum beat and hypnotic synth lines gaining them a rabid fan base, including The Soft Moon. After returning from a wild tour together, the foursome shut themselves in a basement again and wrote this year’s razor-sharp second album, the politically charged Albeit Living, with influences ranging from The Jesus and Mary Chain, Cabaret Voltaire and Public Image Ltd. to D.A.F., Suicide and Section 25.
With this dark yet optimistic battle cry for the uncertain times we’re living in, the band are heading overseas for the first time, crashing into Šiška in February with their “primitive post-punk from outer space”.
Croatian electro rock duo Plastic Knives marries layered experimental rock with the sonic ferociousness of electroclash synths, tied together with big fat drums. The pair puts on an energetic live show, and has released three well-received EPs so far.
Organisation: Kino Šiška.