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Music - Bands, Fri 26 May 2017, £6-£7

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre


A project heavily inspired by William Bennett's fascination for Haitian vaudou, deploying Central African percussion in radical new ways, generating an intense sound unrivalled in its physical and emotional intensity. The name was derived from the song Cut Hands Has The Solution by his original Whitehouse project. 2011 marked the Cut Hands debut release, the critically acclaimed and best-selling Afro Noise I album, since followed by Black Mamba on Blackest Ever Black in 2012, and 2013's incredible Madwoman on Downwards.

The distinctive Cut Hands art aesthetic and design is provided by vévé artist Mimsy DeBlois, whose amazing paintings feature on several Cut Hands covers and live posters. Cut Hands music has also featured in many films including Siberia: Krokodil Tears (2011), Inside Syria (2011), Kings Of Cannabis (2013), Snoop Dogg's movie
Reincarnated (2012), and Julien Temple's Glastonbury (2012).

Support: Possession Trance
Ryan Jordan's Possession Trance superimposes a fluorescent grid clamping onto the mind like thousands of fingers sinking deep inside the brain, pulling out neural pathways in all directions. The pathways split into two rotating cylinders folding in opposite directions revealing a doorway into some kind of psychedelic reality matrix. Far more potent than those Burroughsian opiate dreaming machines. These are the dank back alleys of the Core clans; turbo charged amphet-psycho-tryptamine splittercore; highly potent chemical potions releasing anxiety ridden, fraudulent time-travel. We live on the peripheries of our own being. The holoflux is engaged.

Support: The Fez!
Love Love Records founder Sam Fez will be teaming up with James Webber on didgeridoo and Vince Wager on drums to play a live apocalyptic rave PA.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 26 May 2017 19:30


Colchester Arts Centre

01206 500900


Church Street,



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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality