WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
What better way to underscore conservative economic policy than with the sound of PURE EVIL? Part gig, part metal-recital, part exorcism, #TORYCORE combines sludge and doom metal with the Budget speech 2014; a pounding subverbal deathgrowl with text samples from the blue suits at Tory HQ. Chris Thorpe and Steve Lawson on guitar, Lucy Ellinson on vocals with lyrics by George Osborne and the Architects of Austerity. #TORYCORE is twisted avant-garde metal and a guttural vocal that plays like a verbatim record of a government ripping society's guts out.
First performed in a suburban living room in 2012 as part of Forest Fringe's Paper Stages launch the Torycore trio, Lucy Ellinson, Chris Thorpe and Steve Lawson, went on to win the Arches Brick Award in the same year. Since then, they've brought this intensely provocative experience to Mayfest, Latitude, Pulse Festival, Camden Peoples Theatre and The Gate.
Part of the And Now What season