SAD NIGHT DYNAMITE
Wednesday, 16 February
7pm // £11 // 14+ (U16's with an adult)
SAD NIGHT DYNAMITE
A brilliant new band… a darkened cellar of delights” Observer, Ones To Watch
“A nightmarish alt-reality” NME
“Points to a career that should be long, fruitful and full of game-changing experimentation” Complex
“Impressive…soundtracking our not-so-dystopian future” The Face
“A heady fusion of hip-hop, electronica, punk, Britpop and more…meaningful and full of depth” Wonderland
Sad Night Dynamite’s first headline tour, sold out immediately, in the wake of their self-titled mixtape: with a wave of festivals and more to follow in 2022, they have also been confirmed to join Glass Animals on their huge run of US shows next spring.
Danceable, dystopian but ultimately empowering, new single ‘Demon’ is about the exorcism of dark influences in your life. Recorded remotely over lockdown alongside South African pop star Moonchild Sanelly, it has quickly seen Sad Night Dynamite confirm their promise as the UK’s most unusual and exciting new band. They are currently finishing up their second body of work, expected to see a release early next year, following the trippy collaboration ‘Psychedelic Views’ with US rap kingpin IDK.
Equal parts light and shade, dystopia and fantasy, Sad Night Dynamite invite listeners to accept and celebrate that sense of not knowing quite where they are (in their records, or amidst the uncertainties of the world at large). But there are a few acts it’s easier to pin down. Archie and Josh are a duo whose formative, somewhat feral upbringing near Glastonbury saw them first meet at school, but start Sad Night Dynamite whilst separated at university. Cut and pasting Logic files over email, something stuck with the experimental epic ‘Icy Violence’, which introduced the boys’ incredible way with production: today, influences range from Tyler, The Creator, The Specials and Outkast to lyrics laced with a distorted, fairground-mirror way with storytelling. “Sad Night Dynamite,” Archie concludes, “is a bizarre fantasy built on real experiences.” Wherever the truth lies, embracing modern chaos has catapulted Sad Night Dynamite into the UK’s most essential new duo. “Our music is a hybrid of the best and worst parts of each of us,” Josh decides. “Which is a shame, really,” Archie adds, “because if you just took good parts of each of us you might come up with one quite decent person.”