It's time again for the annual chemical imbalance. event ... our label showcase! #4, twentynineteen. - which has crept up very quickly and will be happening THIS coming Friday, the 22nd of February :O
**FYI for those unfamiliar chemical imbalance. is a local bedroom/DIY label that has existed since late '15 ... releasing roughly 100 often overlooked titles to date 'n pumping 'em out at speedy rates.. focusing on obscure OZ+NZ acts, & come in the form of limited editions detailed hand-made somewhat strangely packaged items, such as cassettes, CDRs, occasionally vinyl & other near obsolete physical formats**
....with a super line-up as always, of the weird, wonderful, and genre-defining! including;
~BORDER MENACE [Berlin/Melbourne] - A belated tape launch for the solo project of Alex J. Lee from synth-punk 4-piece on extended-hiatus REPAIRS, previously of Subterranean Rain, and also records solo as Heavy Birthday, whilst on his v brief visit back to Australia, for the 'In Sepia' EP released late last year... Late night ambient techno beats w/ sampled elements of traditional world music [eg. Celtic bagpipes] as well as moments of very dark emotive sounds thrown in the mix. Don't miss this rare chance to catch him play in Aus!
~POWER STEERING [Sydney 4-piece "super-group"] - Newish band led by talented/prolific local artists Fortune Bullen (of "Angie" fame, & previously of many punk acts such as Circle Pit, Kiosk, Ruined Fortune, Straight Arrows, Southern Comfort.. & Ruin Press publishing) & Anthony Guerra (of Love Chants, Mysteries Of Love, Antipan, Vavenge, Galah Galah Galah, Vodka Sparrows, etc.. & Black Petal record label) .. debut P.S cassette coming out on chem imbal in the near future!
~DFFDL [Melbourne] - Anthony Ynohtna aka Anthony Cooley, a key figure in the Melb. noise scene & beyond, will be venturing all the way up here to perform as his drone-tastic solo act DFFDL! He released a top notch split tape late '18 w/ fellow Melbournite+drone act Scenic Recovery.. and a CDR on Frustration Jazz prior to that!
~BATTLE-AX [Vienna/Sydney] - Brilliant, acclaimed world/experimental/neo-classical solo project of Beatrix Curran , the Viola fiddlin' instrumentalist back in her home town atm also, & we're lucky enough to have her joining the bill to perform her 1st live show here in Syd since playing the NowNow a couple of years ago, I believe! so don't miss this one!
~EVIL HEAT [Sydney town!] - 2 local legends, involved in Sydney's underground/warehouse DIY scene for a couple of decades roughly, Stev Spectre [sys.frank, etc.] & Swerve Harris [previously co-ran DualPLover] and the pair have been killin' it w/ this project ..playing regularly around Syd. with their brand of bangin' industrial/coldwave toonez, eg. 'Edge of the Night' from their debut 7" released last year [+plus a chem imbal tape release is in the works, look out for it in the coming in the next few months or so..!]
~....perhaps another act will sneak onto the line-up as well?
& no doubt there will be the "famous" chem imbal merch desk featuring loads of old+new label releases at discounted prices and a bunch of cool distro stock also. tapes/cds/12"+7" vinyl/flexi discs/zines/dvds/books.. INCL.. NEW/1ST EVER BATCH OF CHEM IMBAL TEES!!
-Entry is $10 [no one refused. pay as you can afford./ But no bigots/abusive arseholes plz.]
- "Alexandria warehouse" from 7ish 'til midnight / same location as last year's / exact address will be released about 24 hours prior to the event .. contact via FB or email if you have any enquires/concerns, etc. / BYO / +some change $ to pick up some c.i merch, yerrr.... ;)
-Free copy of the brand new label sampler #11 CDR (feat. ten tracks/excerpts/demos from forthcoming releases) / gold coin donation is always appreciated though! if you can spare it
Hope to see you there?!
Address: 82A Henderson Rd, Alexandria NSW 2015
Hear more at: chemical-imbalance.bandcamp.com
~ Special thanks to Jack & Aemon ~