“The closing applause is superb, and doesn’t want to allow itself to stop. I raise my hands as high as they will reach as the Germans raise theirs in appreciation. It’s a real moment, another to file beside the many that have come my way while enjoying what just might be, for real, the best festival in the country.”
Written by Drowned In Sound Editor Mike Diver
Read the full review on the website
Photos by Lucy Johnston
We are proud to put out our first vinyl release, taken from Supersonic 07. Oxbow Duo performing ‘Loves Holiday’ featuring Justin Broadrick (of Godflesh/Jesu), Stephen O’Malley (Sunn/Khanate/KTL), Dave Cochrane (Transistional/Head Of David) and Chipper.
Its a limited run of 1000
A massive thanks to all those in attendance and those that helped out, performed, carried stuff, painted things, you made it all worth while.
The Created in Birmingham blog has started to gather a Supersonic Collective Memory, so please feel free to post them your links.
We’re off to sleep now for a day or two
Thanks from Lisa & Jenny
A special Supersonic podcast on the Quietus
with a photo gallery by Shot2bits.net
Just so you know you can pick up your tickets and/or purchase tickets for Supersonic:
Friday from 9pm
Saturday from 4pm
Sunday from 2pm
The box office is located at the top of Gibb Street, the entrance to the Custard Factory.
and a little taste of things to come, work by Kipple, who will be screening their work on Saturday + Sunday in the Theatre Space
Just one day now till Supersonic and its a hive of activity at the Custard Factory:
We have just got back our Supersonic T-shirt, this year designed by artist Gunsho and they are looking amazing. They are a limited edition of 100 and are on Fly53 T’s who have kindly sponsored us this year.
So here are some top tips for enjoying Supersonic
1. It just might rain (we’re in England and its summer), and although the venues are covered you still might need to queue to get into the festival, so bring along a raincoat.
2. There are no cash points on site at the Custard Factory or anywhere near, so please come with all the money you need, there’s loads to spend it on – merch, beer and cake.
3. Bring some ear plugs, we don’t want to damage your ears:)
4. Try out a band you’ve not heard of before, you might just like them
5. If you haven’t bought your tickets yet, you’re in luck as we still have a limited amount left which will be on sale on the door.
Italian design company Malleus, whom we met earlier in the year at Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands have produced a series of limited edition screen prints for Supersonic Festival 2008. They will be on sale during the weekend in our ‘Market Place’ which will be held in the Old Library at the Custard Factory, along with a great selection of record stalls and other treats for your buying pleasure.
With only a week to go till Supersonic, things are starting to hot up. Not only is our office a hive of activity but there have been some great articles appearing on the web. Including a piece by James Knight for Vice Magazine Festival Guide
July 11-13, The Custard Factory, Birmingham
The Capsule gang are local Birmingham promoters of good shows who have slowly grown Supersonic from being a well picked all dayer into a raging three day contender for the best festival anywhere ever. Supersonic has the balls to book the kind of bills that the laughably complacent ATP once made their name promoting. This years lineup is no exception. It looks like the kind of bill that a Wire reader would come up with if he was being balled into submission by a burly Terrorizer reader. You get the mathy twiddles of Battles, the komische flourishes of a reformed Harmonia, the lumpen sludge of Erath and Harvey Milk’s first ever UK appearance as well as a whole raft of straight weirdoes like the Fuck Buttons kids, Scotch Egg and Justice Yeldham. All of this before you get to the exclusive screenings our forthcoming Heavy Metal in Baghdad documentary and the fact that you can while away hours in record fairs and lectures when you’re not falling over sideways into that big paddling pool thing from all the cheap Brummie larger and you should basically be getting the message here that Supersonic is not to be missed. Check out capsule.org.uk/Supersonic for tickets which are just £65 for the whole weekend.
and an interview on Channel 4.com
Stuart Fowkes doffs his hat respectfully to Capsule’s Supersonic Festival 2008 and gets math-rock headliners Battles’ and past performers Kling Klang’s take on an extraordinary boutique music festival in Birmingham’s Custard Factory.
and on BBC Birmingham
As Birmingham’s most eclectic music promoters, Capsule continually bring some of the biggest names in alternative and experimental music to Birmingham. For the sixth annual Supersonic festival they have again put together another diverse and adventurous bill, featuring local, national and international acts from a wide span of genres.
Let us know if you’ve found anything else on the web to do with Supersonic.