march, 2018

15mar7:00 pm11:00 pmCovenant/Empathy Test - Bristol


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As a name, Covenant — with its biblical overtones — was perhaps a bit ambitious for an upstart band of teenagers from southern Sweden armed with rudimentary electronics, but it ended up being extraordinarily fitting. Whether or not life subsequently imitated art or art subsequently imitated life is debatable, either way the band’s moniker ended up perfectly summing up the vision, grandeur, and brotherhood that is the band itself.

"We live in dark, confusing times and Covenant wrote an album about how that makes us feel. In a world that has stopped making sense, we need to learn how to see in the dark and "The Blinding Dark" is a triumphant embrace of the strength and resilience of the soul. It's the dystopian, unforgiving music of the reflective shadows we all carry within us, but often lack the courage to take a good look at. It's implosive instead of explosive, fuelled by cold fury rather than a roaring fire, as beautiful as a collapsed star." (Joakim Montelius)

"The Blinding Dark", Covenants 9th studio album released November 4 2016, steers like a probing Nautilus through black waters, straight towards the future, never looking back.

London synth pop duo Empathy Test have attained critical appraisal via the launch of their debut albums Losing Touch . Currently alternating between support slots for Covenant and their own headlining shows, an opportunity to see the pioneering electronic outfit in action.

When Curxes first made their presence known several years back, they described themselves as “a decorative set of bones, channeling the ghosts of Discothéques past”. Pulling from a variety of influences, including Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails and The Knife, the result was a unique sound of stark pop through songs such as ‘The Constructor’ and ’Creatures’.


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm


The Fleece

12 St Thomas St, Bristol BS1 6JJ