Indie-rock Horror!

2007-07-19 14:30
 
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Broadband High and Broadband Low

Ashtray Electric
Night of the Living Dead, anyone? Mother City indie-rock seldom comes as zombie-friendly as this nicotine-stained quintet’s undead exhumation of Interpol and Bauhaus. Or should that be She Wants Revenge and The Dirty Skirts?

Damn Right
‘Texies’ Chainsaw Massacre? No, seriously whose corpses are Nixx (vocals), Rowl (guitar), Bruizer (guitar), Dagger (bass) and 6 Sixty (drums) cannibalizing? How does a sinfully sleazy re-animation of the scariest cartoon-sleaze-couture bits of Johnny Thunders, Motley Crue, Guns ‘n Roses, Royal Trux and a bit of Boo! grab you?

Dirty Skirts
Autopsying everyone from Bloc Party and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah to The Cure and Morrissey might be the neo-New Wave blueprint, but seeing flamboyant front-man Jeremy belting out “Feeling the Pressure” in vintage 80s joggers and a pedophile-friendly T-shirt is something else. Another blackly comedic exposé of the dark side of Cape Town nightlife.

- Miles Keylock
Ever since Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy fell in love with a dead B-grade Dracula by the name of Bela Lugosi, indie rock has been hell-bent on getting in touch with its dark side. Okay so simultaneously feeding off of David Bowie and T. Rex can mean a devilish bit of b®and-building. But what if your musical vampirism is way more blood-thirsty than giving rotting glam rock cadavers a Gothic horror going over? We went in search of some of the Mother City’s most cannibalistic indie-rock combos. What better

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