Since 2015, Berlin’s Cuntroaches have defiled countless venues across Europe + the UK, playing festivals such as Lausanne Underground Music & Film Festival, Pohoda, Nothing Nice To Say, Wolf City, Fluff Fest and CTM (captured by a 360 degree camera for the 2021 edition). The trio’s influences range widely from metal to punk to hardcore to experimental noise. They aim to create a hybrid sonic experience within a dense wall of sound (often combined with some form of performative mischief—if they’re in the mood). Audiences have been subjected to spewing beer bra harnesses, diaper outfits, empty pet food containers or witnessed band members performing from the inside of a trash bag. They’ve thrown a lot of trash on a lot of people. Cuntoraches have been featured in Maximum Rocknroll, Noisey and CVLT Nation. Cuntroaches self-released a demo on cassette in 2016 and an EP on 7” on the Berlin-based labels, Teratology and Instruments of Discipline, in 2018. They released a 12” split record with UK’s Guttersnipe on Anxious Music (Glasgow) in 2020. In 2023, Cuntroaches directed their first music video for the track, Borborygmus, which was included as part of the compilation Sounds To Make You Shudder put out by SKiN GRAFT Records the same year. The track Borborygmus is part of the upcoming Cuntroaches album, scheduled for release in 2024 on SKiN GRAFT Records.
Leeds (UK) duo Guttersnipe wield guitar, drums, electronics and voice to unleash brutal rainbow abstraction, smothering the Rock idiom in hyperaccelerated bioluminescent hysteria! Formed in 2014 with the initial aim to marry the dislocated rhythms of no-wave and noise rock to the batshit insane solos on "Reek of Putrefaction" by Carcass then churning it out with the intensity of extreme free-jazz and punk. Guttersnipe have slowly developed into a brutalist power duo, hucking absurdist yelping and electro shock riffs across a skree of Moiré-ing patterns with the time dial set to 'loose'. The result is simultaneously uplifting and terrifying.
After ceaselessly desecrating stages across Europe and North America, the Big Pause of 2020 put Guttersnipe into a hibernation/stasis, emerging zombielike for just a handful of appearances, playing only 8 live shows so far this decade! With 2024 marking the ten year anniversary of the band, Guttersnipe will return full power to the ruins of underground rock music with a major, month-long European tour. New compositions and new approaches, augmented with new technologies for exploring ever more far-flung regions of derangement, gesture, joy and multispecies physical phenomena.
Their debut LP 'My Mother The Vent' was released at the end of 2018 on Upset The Rhythm records and was 4th in The Wire magazines top 50 albums of the year and 5th in Rolling Stone's Top 10 avant-garde releases of 2018. They released a split LP with Berlin's CUNTROACHES (Skin Graft Records) in spring 2020