Slow Attack Ensemble
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 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!
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.
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.
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Feature photo by Megan Arnold