AdvertisementThe Pink Diamond Revue similarly are a battle between humanity and something
more synthetic. Even the trademark ongoing onstage conflict-come-love-affair between guitarist Tim Lane and the mannequin Acid Dol takes on a sinister edge as he nudges
her askew with his guitar or adjusts her shades between tracks. Musically and visually too The Pink Diamond Revue are a constant war between a golden age of American rock’n’roll and a dark, dystopian future. “We’re not a rock and roll band” intones the narrative over the duo’s signature tune. No, they’re something far more potent: a simply magnificent spectacle – all militant, monolithic beats, serrated acid-surf guitars, snatches of arcane narrative and sirens. Lane himself often resembles a Teddy Boy re-imagined by a malevolent future AI and you can imagine this music acting as the perfect backdrop to apocalyptic cinema.
So, while half of humanity is tucked up at home celebrating the cream cheese of Europop, we select few are immersed in the battlefront of mankind and machinery’s glorious battle of music’s soul. And that’s our kind of party.
“Wholly instrumental, wonderfully disconcerting, completely effective” - David Stubbs
" Curious drumbeats, psych-syncopations’ that mesmerise, slow lobotomies, cauterizing with a 1950s’ undertow of rock ‘n’ roll guitar riffs. It’s a strange mix of Talking Heads, David Byrne, Mick Green guitar, with an angular, Bowie androgynous imagery. ‘Tis a great live show, mixing some superb film imagery projections
Low Red Moon Imagine, if you can, a blend of enigmatic Texas desert pop and swirly psychedelia, shot through with the clang and echo of surfy guitars."
"I always think they'd make a rocking 'Twin Peaks' house band!
Dirty Hound bring their swamp dog rock, The Bad Moon is rising...
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
The Victoria, Birmingham, United Kingdom