Rective Poster (jpg)‘The Great And Glorious World Of Fuck’ is two nights of noisy mayhem in London centred around one act, Hercules II, who just so happen to feature Louder Than War’s Keith Goldhanger. On account of this fact – and not all the other fact that the bloody Cravats and Cindytalk are headlining – we thought we’d tell you all about it and try to persuade you to get your ears down there, either if you happen to be in the capital (THAT London) next week or if travelling there aint outside the realm of possibility.

The dates for your diaries are: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th April 2015.

The lowdown:

THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS WORLD OF FUCK is a two night festival of glorious noise, experimental musics, visuals and inharmonious aural antics at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club.

Infamous, cult noise club RECTIVE (“…devoted to all things amped to the max and designed to reduce your cochlea to rubble.” – Time Out) teams up with Ashley Davies (Project Dark, Headbutt, London Dirthole Company) and Richo (Fourth Dimension Records, Splintered, Playground) for a one-off two-day festival of noise, aural oddity and information overload.

Sprawling across these two days will be a dizzying, diverse and jarring collection of all that is, and should be, wrong, with the term ‘music’; some things old, some things new, some things borrowed and everything beaten black and blue.

The breakdown of acts / night is as follows…

Thursday 23rd:

CINDYTALK – Long-running and forever changing live improvisational unit operating amidst a sea of gnarled digital electronics.

HERCULES II – (Headbutt, Pulkas, 18th Dye, Silverfish, Midnight Mines, Atomic Suplex): schizophrenic pulsar noise, bastard heavy, maximalist dirge, steamroller relaxation hangover. First ever show in London.

THEME – (Splintered, Heroin, The Fields Of Hay, Sarcasm):
Textural gush beamed in from the far reaches of the universe, pulverised rhythms and a crushing sense of self-defeat at odds with a manic defiance.

HASSNI & NL – (The Vitamin B12): Brighton-based duo taking time out from the B12 collective to create molten abstract electronic forms from a variety of tabletop devices and gizmos.

ANTIVALIUM – (Knifeladder) digital noise, dark ambience and jagged rhythm, a mixture of obsessions, from post cold war number stations to occultism and perversion.

UNSONG – (In-house / In-basement Rective gimpnoise act) disconcerting drone, sound-collage, chance and cacophony.

Friday 24th:

THE CRAVATS – (The Very Things, Grimetime, DCL Locomotive, The Babymen): Dionysian avant-punk disturbance from the 20th Century blasted into the ever paranormal reality of today.

SPLINTERED – (Playground, Husk): ’90s melding of hypnotic rock blasting, industrial textures and tormented non-vocals here for the first time since 1997 and with the original lineup.

CONTRASTATE – Electronic, dark ritual ambient, surrealist, industrial, experimental shot through with a vein of experimental noise and stentorian vocals.

BLOOD TUB ORCHESTRA – (Transglobal Underground, NONE, Curve, London Dirthole Company): a discombobulation and disintegration of music hall, parlour music and related Victorian and Edwardian filth and obscurity.

ANDREW LILES – (Nurse With Wound, Current 93): perverse and deviant sound from this prolific master of the vertiginous.

DIGITARIAT – (Spastic Burn Victim, Hell From Above): para-noise, digital glitch, analog filth in pursuit of absolute joy against negative influences.


Advanced tickets: £12.50 per night (+ booking fee)

OR £22.50 two day ticket (+ booking fee)

On the door £15.00 per night.


Event Page on Facebook.

Find the bands online here:

blood tub


hercules II


the cravats

the digitariat

andrew liles

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