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/Gig/London/Black Volition + Lara Smiles + Support

May 21, 2022 @ 19:00 - 23:00 BST

Black Volition

Black Volition play a rare Full band line up show in London!

Take a trip through the Sleepy towns, Lonesome woods and Dark Cabaret of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.. then transport yourself to the back streets and gloomy swamps of a Vampire ridden Louisiana in True Blood via a desert valley of Spaghetti Westerns. Combine these Worlds and you will reach the perfect soundtrack to this Melancholy Universe BLACK VOLITION.
BLACK VOLITION is a musical project from Reza Udhin from Inertia / Killing Joke, creating the first album “Sea of Velvet Rays” together with Guitarist Will Crewdson from Rachel Stamp / Adam Ant / Flesh For Lulu / The Selector / Scant Regard.

The ever revolving line up also includes Ollie Cater (Inertia), Spike T Smith (ex The Damned, ex Morrissey, Conflict), Gary Day (ex Morrissey), and Bob Malkowski (Inertia, The Modern), Andrew Lowlife (Inertia, Swarf), Blue Jigsaw (Inertia). Think Dirgy Blues, Dark Cabaret, Twisted Electronics, Dusty Jazz, Spaghetti Westerns and a sorrowful song and you are on track to creating the sound of BLACK VOLITION in your imagination. Black Volition have grown very rapidly in the UK since their inception in 2014 and have attracted a very healthy widespread audience within the Dark Alternative genre and Twin Peaks communities.

The Music video for their single “Rivers” was shown at The UK Twin Peaks convention at Genesis Cinema, Mile End, London.

The band have performed several eclectic shows including main support slots for The Fields of Nephilm, Voltaire (USA) and Jace Everett (Bad Things / True Blood).
Also playing at Whitby Goth Weekend (UK), The Bearded Theory festival (UK), Lumous Festival (Finland) and Darkland Fire Festival in Estonia. In 014, the year of the band’s inception, Black Volition performed a special Christmas sold out show at the legendary St Pancras Old Church in London’s King’s Cross.

The band’s very first shows were playing main support in London for two shows (The Garage and Surya) to original Nirvana drummer, Chad Channing’s band Before Cars.
A new EP “Maison Boulevard” was released in 2020, written by Reza & Ollie, following a US Tour with their other band Inertia and a few days roaming the dead quarters of New Orleans.
A new EP is planned for 2022 and live shows with a new full band line up.

“industro-pop alchemist” NME Fusing an avant-garde mix of indie and electro, Lara’s music is guitar-driven, synth-inspired and brimming with colourful layers of alt-pop.
Influenced by a diversity of music, Lara started out writing punk and soul tunes on her guitar – but discovering underground raves in her teens led to a love of dance music and experimenting with samples.

Having caught the eye of BBC, XFM and international DJs, Lara’s music has received extensive airplay on radio stations in the UK and globally.
She’s performed at some the worlds largest venues and music festivals and already has four Glastonbury performances under her belt. She has supported and shared the stage with many legendary artists such as Yungblud, Pete Doherty and Richard Ashcroft.

Lara has recently featured as guest vocalist on several albums for established artists and bands, including Shed Seven, The Orb and Jah Wobble. She is also writing and giging with The Egg.

Lara and Tom Findlay of Groove Armada are currently working on a single together – it’s a dark techno track that she wrote in her tour bus bunk – Tom loved the tune and a collaboration was born.

Lara’s songs are available to buy on iTunes and Amazon. Her recent singles are co-produced by Lara and legendary producer Youth (Primal Scream, The Verve, Paul McCartney).


May 21, 2022
19:00 - 23:00 BST
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