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Static breaks the sound barrier

Clinic perform world premiere of LP in art installation

Published on November 1st 2012.


Static breaks the sound barrier

DID you know that Roscoe Lane's Static has no planning consent to run as a gallery, nor as a studio and social space? 

Try telling that to those in the know who, for the past few weeks, have been enjoying Friday night Biennial socials (top tip: go down to tonights closing event, after 5pm, for ideas, banter and very good, very reasonably priced liquor). 

Apparently, Static is still deemed a "light industrial factory" by Liverpool City Council’s Planning Enforcement Division. 

Time, therefore, to get the assembly line going. 

Bands haven't played Static since a nearby resident called the noise police and had an abatement notice slapped on it at the end of last year. Flyer_Callout-E1351697056844

Next week, however, the red tape is set to be screwed up and thrown out of the window as the Static Gallery becomes the Static Factory. 

Liverpool analogue-organ-loving noise rockers Clinic are to blaze into Static, the Marshalls cranked up to eleven, for the world première of their new album, Free Reign. 

If that wasn't enough, it's all part of a happening entitled Clinic: The Production Line - a live gig set within an art Installation that utilises the whole of the building. 

In the spirit of The Now, queuing punters will only be able to buy tickets, on the door, an hour before. 

Static GalleryStatic: The thinking drinker's place for an early bevvy on Biennial Fridays 

Clinic have co-designed the piece with artists David Hand and Sam Wiehl and, of course, Static Gallery’s foreman, Paul Sullivan. 

He says: “By selling only 200 tickets to consumers at the entrance of the Static Factory, one hour before the gig, the project presents a public moment of acute desire based on supply and demand rather than relying on the ubiquitous and anonymous digital online ticketing norm. 

Clinic Production Line: The drill

Area 1: Analogue tape machines record the gig. 

Area 2: Clinic play world première of Free Reign. 

Area 3: Assembly Line: Operatives unload and package 20min/40min/1hr cassettes from Area 1 (as the gig continues) into branded cassette cases and deliver to ...

Area 4: SHOP: At the conclusion of the gig at 10pm, operatives sell the only analogue live recordings of the gig and associated merchandise.

“The public threshold of the event therefore begins the analogue versus digital journey through the assembly line of the factory.” 

Clinic say their favourite band are The Residents. Let's hope by the end of next Saturday night the feeling is mutual between them and the other sort around the corner.

*Clinic: The Production Line , Static Gallery, 23 Roscoe Lane, L1 9JD, Saturday, Nov 10, 2012. 8pm doors. Tix: £9.00 on the door ONLY. 

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AnonymousNovember 1st 2012.

My bullschitt antennae are twitching like Billy-oh

2 Responses: Reply To This...
AnonymousNovember 2nd 2012.

Get over yourself!

AnonymousNovember 3rd 2012.

Excellent use of the worn out cliche there, top marks!

Leanne ParksNovember 2nd 2012.

Amazing. Love Clinic!

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