London based noisists Shit and Shine
are stubborn purveyors of sludgebass and massive percussion. Ever uncompromising, they often refusing to leave the stage, defiantly standing their ground despite having been unplugged. Shit and Shine, a band that refuses to subscribe to any formula of is the side project of Craig Clouse
(TODD). Two bass players, one toy keyboard and between ten and twenty drummers make for an extraordinary noise rampage. Hyper drum hammering, the screaming vocals, and bludgeoning bass riffs evoke PiL, Melvins, Merzbow and the Boredoms in a deranged din of Wolf Eyes-style cacophony. Their legendary mantric one riff/multi-drummer live shows have gained them a cult following. If the band refuses to stop playing even when the lights of the venue get switched on, so be it. If security has to carry band-members out while they’re still hitting the drums under thunderous applause of the audience, so be it. If the audience gets so excited that they start rhythmically destroying anything within reach. So be it. Shit and Shine shows are absolutely unpredictable – and absolutely gorgeous
Shit and Shine, comprised of London and US musicians, have released four albums two singles to date. You're Lucky To Have Friends Like Us
(Riot Season, 2004); Ladybird
(Latitudes, 2005) – the first recording of the present, multi drummer incarnation of the band, a 42 minute improvisation; Jealous Of Shit And Shine
, double album (Riot Season, 2006); Toilet Door Tits/ The Biggest Cock In Christendom
(Conspiracy Records, 2006); Charm And Counter-Charm
, 7" (For Us, 2007) and Cunts With Roses
, 12" (Noisestar, 2007) – documentation of a live improvisation.
Shit and Shine have performed with Sunn O))), Acid Mothers Temple, Lightning Bolt, Prefuse 73 and Coachwhips. They caused a sensation at Sonar 2006.
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