Suggestions for 2010

Thanks to Pete Ashton for sending us the Sesame Street video

Some of you may remember our blog post calling for suggestions to be made for Supersonic 2009, well now is your chance to let us know who you’d like to see perform at Supersonic 2010. You never know your dream just may come true – after all many of you asked for Corrupted, and so they came!


Beat13 latest film

Beat13 / Lucy McLauchlan – Fame Festival 2009. from Beat13 on Vimeo.

Check out this this video of our good friend Lucy McLauchlan painting an electricity tower in the Italian countryside, for Fame Festival 2009. Shot on DSLR, edited and soundtracked by Matt Watkins. Lucy and Matt produced the cover for our limited edition release of Einstellungs album ‘Wings Of Desire’, they are indeed a very talented duo.

Limited Edition 1/500 heavy weight double vinyl gatefold sleeve
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Harvey Milk – live at Supersonic 08

harvey_webWe have just released a limited edition clear vinyl recording of Harvey Milk live at Supersonic 2008,  it can be purchased exclusively from our shop – get them while you can!

This follows on from our OXBOW DUO performing Loves Holiday feat. Stephen O’Malley, Justin Broadrick , Dave Cochrane + Chipper live release from Supersonic 2007.

Recorded at Supersonic 2008, this was Harvey Milk’s first ever UK performance.

After much persuasion Capsule managed to coax Harvey Milk out of America to play in the UK for the first time. Saturday night on the outside stage at Supersonic 08 became a memorable occasion with this long awaited performance providing a suitably raucous climax to the festival’s proceedings…they certainly didn’t disappoint then and we’re equally excited to have been able to record and package up this little piece of Supersonic memorabilia as a special souvenir, whether reliving the experience or wishing you’d be there, we’re sure you’ll cherish it.

Tracklist: Side 1: 1. Crush Them All 2. Plastic Eggs 3. War 4. A Maelstrom of Bad Decisions 5. We Destroy The Family Side 2: 6. Shame 7. Probolkoc 8. Lay My Head Down Down 9. What I Want


Supersonic Festival 2009 collective memory

by meisai lee

An ongoing collation of mentions of Supersonic 2009 across the internet. Please feel free to let us know if you’ve taken photos, written a review or blog post or generally want to share your experience of the festival. We’ll be adding to this over the next couple of weeks. (the first incarnation of the Supersonic Memory was created by the rather wonderful mr Pete Ashton ( who was this year responsible for pulling together the Supersonic Twitter feed) – you can check out what folks thought from 2007 + 2008 both sit on the Created In Birmingham blog)

* Vice Magazine – Festival Guide Interview with Earthless + The Accused + Growing + Skullflower
* The Line Of The Best + Interview with Supersonic
* Drowned In Sound
* Terrorizer Magazine interview Iron Lung + Thorrs Hammer + Johnny Doom
* The Quietus interview with Goblin
* The Guardian : Festival preview + Goblin Interview
* Strange Glue
* Alex Fitch
* Jazz Breakfast
* Electric Sheep
* The Stirrer
* The Skinny
* Birmingham PostCreative Industries
* Birmingham Post – Brum Cast pod cast no1
* Birmingham Post – Helga Henry column
* I want your Skull
* Time Out Magazine
* blablaismo
* Dazed Digital – interview with Goblin
* Alt Sound
* Clash Magazine
* Fused Magazine
* Fact Magazine
* Jazzwise
* Sup Magazine
* Soundshock
* Russ L

Rhubarb Radio Friday/Saturday/Sunday

Reviews websites/mags
* Bearded Magazine
* Drowned In Sound
* Liverpool Echo
* Muso’s Guide + Interview with Chris Herbert
* Guardian – Goblin show
* Dazed Digital – Goblin show
* Loud Vision (Italian review)
* MTV 2
* Birmingham Live!
* The Quietus review + podcast interviews with The Accused
* Strange Glue review + Flower/Corsano Duo + Monotonix + Tartufi + Pontiak + Arbouretum + Thorr’s Hammer + MMOB + Skullflower
* Londoners
* Terrorizer
* Freq
* Flashlight Music
* MTV News
* Heathen Harvest
* Birmingham Mail
* The Line Of The Best

* Roadburn Festival
* Steve Gerrard Photographer
* Peapods
* NTU 07-10
* Build & Destroy
* A Man Walks Into A Bar
* Pete Ashton – There Are No Others, There Is Only Us
* Cthonian
*The Wirewool
* Invada Records
* Honey Is Funny
* Cows Are Just Food
* Phantom Circuit
* Bunny Bissoux + pet show
Outcrowd Collective
* Logulogu
* Vibes4life
* Birmingham Jazz
* Brum Blog

* Thee Claw
* Mark Titchner
* Golden Hands
* Digbeth Is Good
* Folking Cool
* Unsleeping Eyes
* Chris Hathway
* University Of Central Lancashire
* God Damn The Sun
* Metal
* Simon Peplow
* Collected Stories
* Mr Elephant
* Untiedknot
* Make Your City
* Ash-10 – Twitter use at Supersonic report
* Marmite Clock
* Glatze
* Data & Stuff
* Unsleeping Eyes
* Alright Pal
* Southern Lord
* Golden Hands
* White Blank Page
* Mass Movement Magazine
* Russ L

* Flickr Supersonic Pool
* Katja Ogrin
* JwRobinson
* Crimson Glow
* Make Your City
* Katchooo
* The Sleeping Shamen : Atomized + Thorr’s Hammer + Scorn + MMOB + Skullflower + Iron Lung + Diagonal + Rose Kemp
* Shot2bits

* Staf Magazine ( Spain) photo gallery review to follow

*Pete Ashton 1200 photos in 6 min animation
* Monotonix 1 2 3
* Glatze 1 2
* Venetian Snares 1
* Sunn 0))) 1 2
* Head Of David 1 2
* Earthless 1
* Thorr’s Hammer 1 2
* Master Musicians Of Bukkake 1 2
* Goblin 1 2
* Iron Lung
1 2
* Memory Band 1
* Caribou 1
* Pontiak 1 2
* Theo 1
* Army of Flying Robots 1
* Rose Kemp 1
* Jarboe 1

* Marnie Stern  1
* Esoteric 1 2
* Khyam Allami 1
* Nancy Wallace 1
* Zu 1 2 3
* Bobby Previte 1

Social networks
* Facebook Group
* Twitter feed

* Doom Forever Forever Doomed + London Thorr’s Hammer Show 1 + 2
* Five Eight


Supersonic Festival – its all over now!

Thanks to everyone that came along to this years Supersonic Festival, particularly a huge amount of gratitude to our volunteers, crew & to all the artists that were involved and of course our wonderful audience – it was a truly special weekend, with a great atmosphere.
Due to a lack of sleep over the last few days – we are officially off line – back soon.

In the meantime please feel free to upload your photos to our Flickr group

We also have an online questionnaire for post festival feedback. Supersonic Questionnaire

We know that people who come to SUPERSONIC are a knowledgeable and opinionated lot so we’d like to ask for your assistance to develop and improve the next festival by answering a few questions about you and your experience. This should take no more than 6 minutes of your time, and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Your answers here will aid us in keeping costs down and in making sure new and interesting artists will keep coming to the festival – so your input really does matter in making SUPERSONIC work.

Thank you from Capsule.


Supersonic Saturday


A sunny Supersonic Saturday kicked off with the amazing Rose Kemp. Beautiful folky vocals with dirgy, dark overtones. Haunting and mesmerising. Nisennemondai were a great hit, drawing in the crowds and getting everyone boogieing to their energetic layered math rock. Their sound lured many a resting volunteer out of the production office to watch.

From early Saturday morning festival goers were beavering away with soldering irons and circuits at VIVID under the guidance of John Richards making a DIY electronic instrument. Last night the group performed with the instruments they made performing under the name of John Richards & The Dirty Electronic Ensemble. John Richards conducting the twenty-five strong ensemble.

Monotonix ended the night in spectacular fashion, being held aloft by the crowd.

And now onto Sunday! Head of David, Caribou, Earthless, Arbouretum, The Memory Band and more! The whole team are very excited about Goblin playing tonight. We heard them sound checking this morning and they sounded amazing!

Tickets are still available from 2pm on the door. For the latest news check out the festival twitter account here.


Supersonic Friday


Last night Supersonic started with the Custard Factory packed to the rafters, the evening was sold out with a crowd waiting to check out Sunn O))), Kylie Minoise, Scorn, PCM, Taint and Venetian Snares amongst others.

PCM got everyone dancing, their dark brand of drum n bass drawing in the crowds.

Kylie Minoise startled the crowd by writhing around on the floor generally causing mayhem.

The whole of the Custard Factory’s inner sanctum was enveloped in dry ice for a spectacular performance from Sunn O))). The set featured Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson only and music exclusively from GrimmRobe demos.

Finishing the night, Venetian Snares intense set sent everyone into a frenzy of dancing,‘a liquidiser of limbs’. The perfect end to the first night of the festival and there are two more days to go!


Supersonic tickets


Folks there are still tickets available for Supersonic Festival – day tickets can be purchased on the door

Sat from 4pm

Sun from 2pm