MV & Lewes Psychedelic Festival Presents: Death and Vanilla + support

24th August

Swedish duo Death and Vanilla (on legendary Fire Records) create organic sounding electronic pop music, utilising an array of vintage musical equipment to emulate the sounds of 60s/70s soundtracks, library music, German Krautrock, French Ye-ye pop and 60s psych!

After a handful of successful releases in 2015 they signed to Fire Records and released: ‘To Where The Wild Things Are.’ Named after the Maurice Sendak children’s book, the album is comprised of pop music with a wild, dreamy and experimental edge, celebrating imagination and the ability to travel to stranger recesses of the mind.

The band's most recent release comes in the form of 'Vampyr' - a film score to Carl Theodor's 1932 French-German horror movie. Full of eerie haunted ambience, an atmospheric and spaced out 78 minutes that galvanizes Moog, glockenspiel, zither and vibraphonette in a beautiful piece of claustrophobia, a timeless slice of suitably scary sound filled with an unnerving sonic vibe that sticks in the psyche.

After Playing at Liverpool Psych festival in 2015 the cult atmospheric band return for a rare appearance at the very special Rialto theatre.

“Their music variously recalls the eerie, haunted ambience of Angelo Badalamenti/Julee Cruise’s Twin Peaks soundtrack, Stereolab/Broadcast’s experimental vision of 50s lounge muzak/exotica and French 60s pop, or the narcotic country-noir of Mazzy Star.” The Guardian

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