Birthed from Nottingham’s underground queer scene, ARCH FEMMESIS are a Post Punk Art House duo fronted by renowned performance artist and fashionista ZERA TØNIN. Their blend of brooding, chaotic basslines with intense, psychosensual poetry creates an intoxicating mix that horrifies and hypnotises the audience.
Inspired by the aggressiveness of British punk and the eccentricity of New York Club Kids, they evoke a nostalgic nod to Queer dance culture but with a fresh facelift and chemical peel. The duo have been gaining rave reviews around the Midlands for their extrovert performances and DGAF attitude, combining art, fashion and music into an immersive electronic experience.
Their debut single SAPIOSEXUAL was featured on BBC Introducing East Midlands to much critical acclaim. This was followed by the Lockdown video to their ‘Sassy, sonic art piece’, VELVET THUNDER, launched through Soundsphere Magazine, and subsequently reaching the ears of Award Winning Producer, Marta Salogni (Björk, M.I.A), who praised the track during her IWD masterclass.
Louder than War Magazine also featured the band in its Pick of the Best Line up, alongside Do Nothing, Witch of the East and Babe Punch. Journalist Amy Britton States: "Tonin is a born star; holding the crowd captive with a set that shifts into full performance-art mode. The acidic sharpness of their lyrical bite, infused with a gender agenda, is layered over a minimal synth sound in a contrast that works incredibly well [...] their avant-garde stylings make them a major recommendation from me".
They have performed with Gothic Dream Pop artist, Tamaryn during her limited UK appearance on her 2020 European Tour, Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham Pride, as well as other underground festivals across the North and Midlands. This year they will be supporting Lori (of Weekend Recovery) and Tokky Horror (featuring Zee Davine of Queen Zee) on legs of their forthcoming UK tour.
Inspirations include: Peaches, Grace Jones, Anne Clarke, Divine, Deli Girls, IC3PEAK, Suicide, Chicks on Speed
Baby Tap is a self-produced music artist and rapper with sounds from a cyberpunk future. Hailing from Nottingham, this artist fuses hip hop, pop and a whimsical playfulness with the harsh noise of industrial and digital hardcore. Tongue-in-cheek, subversive and hyper-sexual, this music artist creates a chaos that is both guttural and magical.
Baby Tap is ready to unleash a new wave of ultra-warped frequencies from beyond the constellation of Orion. His upcoming album ENKI is a techno uppercut that is going to be hard to dodge.
Beorma are Tom & Ferns, an indie pop/R&B duo based in Birmingham. Tom is Birmingham born & bred whilst Ferns is originally from Portugal. Both Tom & Ferns have been members of separate bands but they found musical love together during lockdown and began to collaborate sending ideas back and forth online, eventually coming up with the seven tracks that make up their debut EP ‘Virtual Emotionality’ which came out the end of January.
Tamara Jenna is a singer, songwriter producer from Balsall Heath, Birmingham.
Tamara began soaring through Birmingham’s Music Scene in 2019 and has since released her debut single ‘Little Me’ alongside David McCabe affiliate of Universal Publishing Group.
With a clear vision, 2020 had seen the release of Tamara Jenna’s first EP project ‘Behind The Mask’, a Contemporary R&B collection as well as capturing a livestream gig for her Live Studio Album titled ‘Live In The Studio 2020’. Both have been removed from distribution for remastering for her debut album Pleasure From Pain.
Tamara has since experimented in her sound through implementing contemporary R&B/Hip-Hop/Grime into a new collection of tracks titled ‘Under Construction’. This release contains credit to top class producers such as Manchester’s ATilly and Amsterdam’s FreekVanWorkum: Grammy Nomintated,5x Multi-Platinum Producer who has top credits in the industry such as Kehlani, 2 Chainz and Wstrn.
Things are a little bit wild and crazy when Gatáki takes to the stage and she will be making her debut performance and playng a couple of her tracks.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Sunflower Lounge, 76 Smallbrook Queensway, B5 4EG Birmingham, UK, Birmingham, United Kingdom