18th July 2017
Fighting Boredom return to Supersonic Festival 2017 for the last day, wondering how on Earth it will live up to Friday and Saturday. Read what we thought andtaek a look at the pictures below.
By Sunday usually we are a tad weary, a tad delicate and it’s a bit of an effort to move around as much as the last two days. Not so this weekend. The sunshine has come out again and the festival is even hotter. The draught lager in Boxxed is the most refreshing thing you have ever tasted which is unfortunate as I’m driving so have to ration myself.
Tomaga and Pierre Bastien are playing their alien strange sounds in the Crossing. Tomaga are creating their slow building music as Pierre plays his mechanical boxes alongside. The music is cold and hard as the box makes clockwork ticks, paper rattles and bowed music around it. The music is small and I feel could be bigger. As an experiment it works well, the small box is obviously lovingly cherished and Tomaga merge well with it.
Lone Taxidermist is presenting to us her latest piece, Trifle. She is singing and chanting with any number of inflated yellow rubber gloves on her costume, the poetry is delivered in a Newcastle accent and feels all the more vibrant for that. She talks about her vibrator and the music is joined by panting and moaning ecstatically as she talks and ends with the word Cunt echoing around the room over and over. There is someone dressed as a chicken spraying shaving foam around at the front of the crowd too, which matches the over the top electronic madness coming from the stage.
She has red raw paint across her face and the musicians are in yellow boiler suits with boxing helmets. It’s very weird and strange but it’s weird and strange in a ‘can’t look away it’s so good’ kind of way
Lone Taxidermist is on Facebook.
Pierre Bastion’s website is pierrebastien.com.
All words by Adrian Bloxham, all photographs by Martin Ward.