Drew McDowall (Performing COIL's "Time Machines")
Drew McDowall was born 28th January 1961 in Paisley, Scotland.
He worked with Coil regularly for several years, becoming an official member of the band in 1995. He worked solo as Screwtape (no relation to the Andrew McIntosh project of the same name) and is now a member of the group Compound Eye and Captain Sons & Daughters. He co-created The Poems (with then wife Rose McDowall) in the late 1970s, was a member of Psychic TV in 1980s and tour-managed The Shamen.
Drew has a daughter, Keri, from his previous marriage to Rose McDowall (Strawberry Switchblade, Sorrow). Drew currently resides in Brooklyn, NY and is active within the modular electronic world.
Drab Majesty is an inter-dimensional platform aimed at channeling aural and visual messages founded by a human being from Los Angeles in 2013. The human communes directly with it's spiritual muse/assumed alter-ego Deb Demure to demonstrate the power in relinquishing ownership to a divine design, thereby handing inspiration over to the spirit world - essentially serving as a contractor in business with the Collective Consciousness.
Relying on those principles, Drab Majesty, from its inception, set out to achieve no specific style, yet over the span of a European tour, several US tours, an LP entitled "Careless" (released and reissued 3 times on DAIS Records), 2 cassette EP's, and a 7-inch on (Weyrd Son/Brussels), Deb has honed in on a pointed aesthetic.
While inherently guitar-driven music in the vain of The Chameleons or Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Drab Majesty's sound is often nuanced by ethereal washes of icy keyboards and arpeggiated synthesizers, backed by heavy mechanized percussion and forked pulsing synth bass, all adorned with reverb-laden vocals reminiscent of a hallowed cathedral.
In the past two years Deb has been invited to support bands such as Psychic TV, Clan of Xymox, The Frozen Autumn, Prayers, and label mates Youth Code and King Dude to name a few. Part alien, part mime, part priestess -- yet all summed up in the feeble form of a human looking body, Deb Demure aims to serve as a musical and visual medium marrying the void and the form.
Electronic band (Greg Vand and Susan Subtract) from Los Angeles, USA.
Body Of Light
BODY OF LIGHT IS: ALEXANDER / ANDREW JARSON.
Confidence isn't always born of experience, as seen by the forceful debut by Los Angeles band Cold Showers. Combining influences of late 1970s post-punk with a sonic exploration closer to something from Neu!, it is the carefully constructed spatiality of the music that gives the somewhat minimal lyrics their weight; distant and atmospheric, it lends the hazy vocals a detached, ghostly cast. Moments of aggression and transcendence transform the songs from mere sound to rich sonic narratives: within the rise of the language lies a vision under restraint, a pent up joy that is like nothing else. The resulting sound is unexpectedly tough, vital, and contemporary.
DJ Remy Marc (VSSL, Restless Nites)
DJs Sara Taylor & Ryan George (Youth Code)