The DSM IV (ex The 80’s Matchbox B-Line Disaster) + ELLiS * D + Calboa

  • Date: 18/10/2023
  • Time:2023/10/18 20:00
  • Location: 89 De Grey Street Hull HU5 2RU
  • Venue: The DSM IV + ELLiS * DThe New Adelphi Club
  •  £7.50 Advance

+ ELLiS * D

+ Calboa

Wednesday 18th October
The New Adelphi Club
Tickets £7.50 at the foot of this page >
Doors 8.00pm

THE DSM IV are one of the most electrifying live bands of the moment! Supporting both Sleaford Mods & The Libertines across their French & European tours respectively, offered them a chance to hone their craft, spread their wings & bring their mesmeric performances to audiences, that responded with rabid enthusiasm.

Spring 2023 saw the release of their much anticipated debut album.

NEW AGE PARANOIA is an album that seamlessly brings together stories, beats, guitars & noise in an inspiring collection of kaleidoscopic reflections about right & wrong, dark & light, joy & pain, sin & shame – at once sobering & dream filled these tunes bear witness to how our collective minds eyes are being projected upon by the mass media, as they portray a frightening world to scare & divide us, & entertainment industries that capitalise on our morbid curiosities by indulging & fetishising our obsession with violence & death, romanticising depravity to the point of near canonisation, as well as social media’s ever encroaching presence which continues to influence our relationships with ourselves & others & our desire for adoration.

Begging the question, what’s fuelling the normalisation of a narcissistic culture, which values the pursuit of personal desires over altruism & contributive living? Big brother is in your pocket.

But why be paranoid? THE DSM IV make music for the people. Poetry in motion. Nasty & nice. Tunes. “…with lashings of magic & a spoonful of spite.” (Curt Corbyn) CATCH THEM LIVE ON THEIR HIGH ON LIFE TOUR!

Playing incendiary shows in 2022 with the likes of WOOZE, Archfemmesis, Decius, Warm Duscher et al has proven a welcome opportunity for their own unique & inimitable cocktail of visceral music – electro beats, poetic rock n roll guitars, uncompromising storytelling & performance- woven into new anthems for those who love the real thing. If New Order, Pulp, Nick Cave & David Cronenberg formed a band whilst on Ecstasy at a Primal Scream show! Will appeal to fanz of Walt Disco, Priestgate, Depeche Mode, Grace Jones, Amyl n the sniffers, Viagra Boys, Nova Twins, Happy Mondays, Yard Act & the like.

ELliS * D

Best known as the manic drummer behind the garage-psych outfit Strange Cages, and more recently Jealous Nostril, ELLiS·D spent ten years flailing his limbs across the tattered kits of UK and Europe’s basement scene before starting out his solo project in 2021. After signing with DIY label Crafting Room Recordings at the turn of the 2022, the ensuing 15 months has seen him in a state of near consistent gigging and touring throughout the sweaty dives of the continent, bringing his raw, mercurial live performance to stages from London to Luxembourg, Bristol to Brussels, Kendal to Kusel.

Backed by a near-continuously shifting set of session musicians on his tours, in the studio ELLiS·D channels the workhorse-like energy of fellow multi-instrumentalists Ty Segall, Prince and Kevin Parker to mould a sound that at once feels familiar but also completely his own, embodying the extravagance and glam-pop sensibilities of the likes of Marc Bolan and New York Dolls with the lyrical sensitivity and intensity of The Smiths and Jehnny Beth, to create something almost uniquely contradictory. Jangly, threadbare guitar riffs weave their way through CAN inspired rhythmic pulses as hook-smeared repetitions and explosive, abstract vocal acrobatics flow and fight their way into psych-driven instrumentals.

After two self-produced EP’s recorded on a shoestring in his mysterious Brighton studio space (known only to its inhabitants as ‘The Carwash’) sold out separate limited cassette runs, February 2023 single ‘Straitjacket Blues’ signified a marked shift as ELLiS·D began exploring new territory with tinges of new wave and disco infused kraut rock weaving its way into his music, gaining consistent radio play from Tom Robinson at BBC Radio 6 alongside support slots for Razorlight at Brighton Dome and Hammersmith Apollo in April 2023.

If you’re into twisted, psychosomatic art-rock, ELLiS·D is right up your alley. It’s like they’ve hacked into the matrix of music-making and come up with something entirely new. But the real magic happens during his live shows where every performance is a wild ride, like a game of musical roulette.” – Still Listening


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