Fields Of The Nephilim Announce Support Act for their Summer Solstice Show
Louise Swift 15 June 2016Press ReleaseComments Off on Fields Of The Nephilim Announce Support Act for their Summer Solstice Show984 Views
WITH SUPPORT FROM
O2 FORUM KENTISH TOWN, LONDON 20th JUNE
Iconic gothic-rock legends Fields Of The Nephilim have announced steampunk stalwarts The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing as support for their forthcoming Summer Solstice show at the O2 Kentish Town Forum, London next Monday.
Fresh from a rollicking performance at Download Festival, The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing promise a mix of Anarchy and Anachrony in equal measure. Expect a robot Sid Vicious covering Slayer in an 1877 East End Music Hall; a murky mix of Doctor Who, Doctor Watson and Doctored History. Not for the faint-hearted or those of a delicate disposition.
As previously announced the Solstice celebration will feature a very rare live performance from The Nephilim playing songs from their hugely acclaimed masterpiece Elizium.
Released in 1990, it saw the band’s sonic template expand into some of the most atmospheric material of their career. Recorded and produced by Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson, it was a celebration of the light and features rarely performed songs of occult empowerment.
With the longest day of the year upon us, invoking the transcendent nature of Midsummer, the time has come for Fields Of The Nephilim to revisit their most renowned album for the first time since its release – a moment that many fans have yearned for but lead singer Carl McCoy prophesised would only happen when the time was right. He intends to bring the most ethereal, dreamlike set the band has performed in decades.
This set has been themed purposely to reflect the Summer Solstice and will offer an entirely different feel to the Winter Solstice show on Dec 21st at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire.
These concerts follow the release this spring of ‘Prophecy’, the first single from Fields of the Nephilim for more than a decade. ‘Prophecy’ is available on iTunes and can be heard in full HERE.
Tickets available from ticketweb.co.uk. £30.00 adv + booking fee. Limited VIP packages available.
I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot!
My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!'
The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;)
Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!