This past Thursday April 6, at the East Village Arts Collective (EVAC): Slow Attack Ensemble and Century Egg graced the stage with two very different sets.

Slow Attack Ensemble

Slow Attack Ensemble
Photo by Megan Arnold

Slow Attack Ensemble is a solo project by Chuck Blakevic of local dreampop duo You’ll Never Get to Heaven. This set was gentle and contemplative. Ambient Frippertronic looping was accompanied by Stan Brakhage’s 1974 experimental film Star Garden, which was projected on 16mm by Sebastian DeTrolio.

Century Egg

Century Egg
Photo by Megan Arnold

Century Egg are a Halifax-based quartet featuring Shane Keyu Song on vocals, Robert Drisdelle on guitar, Nick Dourado on bass, and Tri Le on drums. Their set was fun and energetic, almost making some people break London’s unspoken rule of “no dancing at shows.” With complimentary snacks provided by the venue, it felt a bit like a birthday party and I for one was very happy about that!

Century Egg
Photo by Megan Arnold

One of my favourite things about Century Egg is that lyrics are in a mix of English and Mandarin. It’s beautiful and engaging, and really is unlike anything else you’ll hear.

Photo by Megan Arnold

A little bit into the performance, even fried guitar amp couldn’t stop the fun. Run that bad boy straight through the PA! And that they did.

Photo by Megan Arnold

Feeling a deep sense of regret for missing this show? Beat the FOMO and stay up to date with what’s going on at EVAC by checking out their online calendar!

Feature photo by Megan Arnold

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