This September Incubate is back with a banging blend of acts. Four days of heartrending & mind blowing music, old and new, from near and far, to satisfy each and everyone’s needs. These three Subbacultcha favourites are not to be missed.
Leeds punks Eagulls clearly don’t give a fuck. They’re a band who live together, have worked together in the past, and never tire of exhibiting that us-against-the-world togetherness that all the best gangs have. But don’t let their antics fool you. Despite the controversies – a video of a rotting brain that prompted a police raid, or dressing up as the Yorkshire Ripper – their rambunctious, punk din has drawn deserved comparisons to the likes of The Clash and Killing Joke.
Described as “the hardest working scumbags in New York City,” industrial punk group Pop. 1280 got started in 2009 in Brooklyn; by 2010 the band was signed onto the unceasingly rewarding Sacred Bones label. It seems only natural that a band whose sound is furnished with dark electronics and punk influences finds its’ name after Jim Thompson’s crime novel, a nod of acknowledgement to a small Texas county under the control of a murderous sheriff.
Let’s take it back to 2012, and the streets of Tokyo: A free collective of musicians are busking in the summer months. In their midst is a broad spectrum of influences – think classical Indian music, Krautrock, Traditional Folk, and 70s Rock, but don’t limit it to that – and quickly the tight knit group of talented multi-instrumentalists become Kikagaku Moyo. Of real importance to the band is improvisation, and freedom of the mind and body, building a bridge between the supernatural and the now. The five-piece have been making waves through the international psych scene, with their gentle beckoning of soft bells and sitar playing which slowly fuzz through the audience.
Incubate takes place at Tilburg between 8 and 11 September. Info and tickets here.