Industrial Music

Music documentary ‘Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay’ to get premiere at BFI, London

World Premiere 8th May 2015 – BFI Southbank, London

Industrial Soundtrack is the first film to trace the origins of industrial music, taking you on a journey through the crumbling industrial cities of Europe to America’s thriving avant-garde scene.

Industrial music emerged in the mid 70’s, providing a vibrant, provocative and artistic soundtrack to the picket lines, economic decline and cultural oppression of the era. Whether factory workers, students or unemployed, industrial music pioneers were all educated, artistically minded and politically aware artists who started with little to no musical background and went on to change musical history.

‘Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay’ Official Trailer

Industrial Soundtrack For The Urban Decay // Official Trailer from Amélie Ravalec on Vimeo.

Discover the personal story of industrial music founders Throbbing Gristle, Sheffield’s prolific Dada inspired band Cabaret Voltaire, award-winning soundtrack composer Graeme Revell of SPK, noise music inventor Boyd Rice of NON and fifteen other of the genre’s most influential figures, exposing their incredible stories for the first time on film.

Featuring Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, SPK, Test Dept, Clock DVA, Re/Search – V Vale, Z’EV, Click Click, Sordide Sentimental, Hula, In The Nursery, Hands, The Klinik / Dive, Ant Zen, Orphx and Prima Linea.

The screening will be followed by Q&A and DJ sets from directors Amélie Ravalec & Travis Collins.

Event details:

Industrial Music
May 8th, 20:45hrs BFI Southbank – NFT1
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT, United Kingdom

DJ sets at BFI’s Benugo bar after the screening.
£12 tickets available 14th April from

Further details available at; BFI event, and the Facebook Event Page.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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