Supersonic Festival catalogue

The very talented and at times extremely patient Heavy Object along with Ben Javens have over the past few years created and designed the Supersonic catalogue. Often they have recieved briefs which looking back on it seem slightly silly ie “must include mini goats” and “an industrial landscape”. Many a good designer would be put off but such a challenge but not these guys, they always come up trumps, creating not only an informative guide to the weekend but also producing a beautifully crafted item which we hope people will cherish as a momento of their time at Supersonic.

They have now digitised the last 3 years worth of catalogues and you can check them out here:


Suggestions for Supersonic Festival 09

MARS plays Theremin

Combines the beauty of both a small dog and ‘beautiful’ music.
Please feel free to add your suggestions

Just found a cat playing theramin.


Time off…

Jenny and I will be taking a bit of time off from Capsule now, hopfully able to enjoy a little of our British summer. (its hard to say which is which in this highly accurate depiction of the Capsule Grannies at leisure enjoying a glass or three of bubberly)
capsule holiday

However do not fear we never rest for too long and have already got in place some awesome shows for the coming months including some Japanese psychedelia in the form of ACID MOTHERS TEMPLE who will be playing a 2hr set at the Hare & Hounds on Friday 1st August. Advanced tickets from or from Polar Bear in Kings Heath or Swordfish in Birmingham city centre.
Poster designed by Ben Javens

Acid Mothers Temple poster

Following in September with old friends of Capsule, the mighty TORCHE (ex Cavity whom I might add are one of my all time favourite bands and Floor), these guys are not to be missed and will be joined by PELICAN. Tickets will be on sale soon. In the meantime check out this film footage of Torche from a Chunklet show we had the pleasure of being at in Austen, Texas, it was a truely moving and sweaty experience and reminded us of why live music is so darn exciting! 200 kids squeezed into a 50 capacity warehouse space in 35 degree heat in the middle of no mans land.

and footage of the mighty Cavity RIP


Drowned In Sound name Supersonic “Best festival in the country”

“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
Efterklang at SupersonicOxbow at Supersonic FestivalHarmonia at Supersonic festivalAlexander tucker at Supersonic


Supersonic live recording – Oxbow Duo perform ‘Loves Holiday’

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

The sleeve art has been designed by Ben Javens with photographs by Mei
You can purchase the record from our shop for just £10 (heavy weight vinyl) These babies are flying out so don’t miss out!


Supersonic collective memory

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


Supersonic on the Quietus

Doors and ticket collection

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