Legendary 80s post/punks 1919’s first Edinburgh gig in over thirty years with support from Then Comes Silence current darlings of the post gothic scene. In short the best of old and new post/punk and goth.
1919 were formed in late 1980 Bradford, UK, and were one of the band’s championed by Legendary Dj John Peel as early contributor to the emerging Gothic Rock genre.
Having returned more than 30 years after disbanding with 2016’s Death Note EP, Mark Tighe and Mick Reed, the band’s original core members, had enlisted bassist Karl Donner and a new vocalist Rio Goldhammer. The result was their second album Bloodline, which was the long awaited follow-up to 1983’s Machine LP. However the new record’s release in 2017 would come under tragic circumstances, hitting the shelves shortly after losing guitarist Tighe to cancer in January of that year.The band’s third studio album, Futurecide charts the journey of 1919 through this fraught and turbulent period: suffering tragedy, coping with loss, and eventually finding a cautious optimism. Futurecide is set to be released worldwide on Cleopatra Records in spring 2019.
THEN COMES SILENCE BIOGRAPHY:
Then Comes Silence are the Swedish captains of postpunk, making their long awaited UK debut.
The quartet from Stockholm is a fresh breeze of gothic renaissance, kicking darkness around with hammering rhythms and melodies that make hearts melt and blood freeze. The fascination for doom and darkness pervade and influence every tune and word. Their fourth album, “Blood”, released October 20th 2017 on Nuclear Blast was produced and engineered by Tom van Heesch (Rammstein, Entombed A.D., Backyard Babies, Michael Monroe).