Osaka Records’ Good Fridays returns to Block T on 30th May for a night of ‘soulful post-industrial sounds’ with Dave.i.d., The Last Sound & the School Tour DJs
Dave.i.d. The mysterious Dave.i.d began playing around with computers, guitars, drums and synths in his bedroom in South East London. His first release was the explosive 7″ ‘Why Weren’t The Message Sent’ in 2009, earning it Rough Trades single of the week.
His Gangs EP swiftly followed, with a critically acclaimed debut album ‘Response’ in 2011, which saw his sound compared to Liars, HEALTH and Einstürzende Neubauten.
His new body of work still retains Dave.i.d’s instantly recognisable combination of industrial textures, soulful vocals, haunting synths, and metallic electronic beats combined with his singular melodic touches. In truth, there is no one really around right now that sounds like Dave.i.d. A metallic funk both future and past, think Prince meets Throbbing Gristle.
The Last Sound With a dark electronic/psychedelic sound, The Last Sound (aka Barry Murphy) made their live debut as a machines/live drums one-off two-piece at the legendary Lazybird night in Dublin. Ever since, a sizable and diverse catalogue of output has been building up including four albums, three EPs and a slew of compilation tracks, remixes, live mp3s etc. spread across various labels both in Ireland and abroad.
Outside of The Last Sound, Barry has performed a number of times on stage as part of ex-Can vocalist Damo Suzuki’s never ending tour band, also appearing on his 2009 live album One More Universe. He is also one half of elusive psyche-drone merchants Whirling Hall Of Knives. They have appeared on The Wire magazine’s influential Wire Tapper compilation series.
School Tour DJs Ger Duffy will be spinning eclectic tunes from his vast record collection and beyond…
GOOD FRIDAYS with BLOCK T Curated by OSAKA Records. Dave.i.d. The Last Sound School Tour DJs 8pm, Friday 30th May