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Cat's Eyes and Suspiria + live Goblin OST for Halloween week at the Howard Assembly Room

Discussion in 'Leeds Events Diary' started by Rowland Thomas, Oct 31, 2016.

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    Rowland Thomas New Member

    Following guerrilla gigs at the Vatican and Buckingham Palace, Cat’s Eyes bring their gloriously sinister baroque pop to Leeds for the first time this Wednesday 2 November as part of Beacons Metro 2016. On their 2011 debut the duo of Faris Badwan (The Horrors) and operatically-trained singer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Zeffira spliced saturnine post-punk with sixties girl group sounds. Their soundtrack for The Duke of Burgundy matched the film’s homage to cult seventies cinema with a lavish concoction of Morriconesque menace and Broadcast’s harpsichord-laden reverie. The first single from their latest critically-acclaimed album, Drag is a pitch-black psychodrama accompanied by its own video nasty, and their fully-fledged live show is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

    Promising an all-out, nerve-shredding audio-visual onslaught, Dario Argento’s lurid Italian horror classic Suspiria is screened with the original soundtrack performed live by Goblin on Friday 4 November. Arriving at a prestigious dance academy in the Black Forest, an American ballet student stumbles on the supernatural background to a series of horrifying murders. Viciously violent and exquisitely shot, with influences as diverse as German Expressionism and Disney, Suspiria is a prime example of the gruesome, operatic ‘giallo’ thriller. Both film and soundtrack were hugely influential, and American horror maestro John Carpenter once admitted to Goblin’s Claudio Simonetti that he “stole” many of the Italians’ tricks. (limited availability)
     
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