The Pop Group – Zipperface (2016)

Zipperface is available as an instant download with pre-orders of Honeymoon On Mars via iTunes.

“An alien encounter scratch video creates a temporary autonomous zone, an illegal Bristol broadcast from St. Paul’s pirate tv channel. Max is a cinematic heretic.”
Mark Stewart

“Working for The Pop Group has been an honour, their early work help set the foundations in Bristol for what would become an incredibly experimental and musically diverse city.” Max Kelan Pearce

The Pop Group have collaborated with one of Bristol’s most forward thinking and distinctive visual artists for the video of their first single Zipperface, taken from their forthcoming new album Honeymoon On Mars

Max Kelan Pearce is known for his use of defunct technology and his low-res, degraded style. Rooted in nonlinear structures and labour intensive processes Kelan’s experiments with VHS players, camcorders and digital manipulation have made him a leading video artist within the contemporary Bristol underground. As well as producing backdrops for New York dubstep institution Reconstrvct, Kelan has collaborated with a wide variety of artists in recent years (Hodge, Karen Gwyer, Creta Kano, Seekers International) and is best known for his affiliation with Bristol’s Young Echo collective, working on projects for the likes of Asda, Giant Swan, Jabu and O$VMV$M.

Mirroring the velocity and tension of Zipperface, as well as its themes of blackmail and thought control, Kelan has visualised a grotesque mindtrip that subverts the mundane with infestation, knife play and a psychedelic onslaught of superimposition and tape damage. It’s a striking audiovisual collaboration that brings together Bristol’s foremost provocateurs with the city’s latest wave of pioneering talent.

Zipperface is taken from the 10-track album, Honeymoon On Mars, produced by dub titan Dennis Bovell, who worked on their seminal Y album, and Hank Shocklee (Public Enemy, The Bomb Squad)

Honeymoon On Mars is set for release through Freaks R Us on Friday 28th October 2016


Monday 14 November 16 – UK Ramsgate Ramsgate Music Hall
Tuesday 15 November 16 – UK Brighton Komedia
Thursday 17 November 16 – UK Cardiff The Globe
Friday 18 November 16 – UK Leeds Wardrobe
Saturday 19 November 16 – UK Manchester Deaf Institute
Sunday 20 November 16 – UK Newcastle Think Tank
Tuesday 22 November 16 – UK Cambridge Portland Arms
Thursday 24 November 16 – UK London The 100 Club
Saturday 26 November 16 – France Boulogne-Billancourt BBmix
Sunday 27 November 16 – Netherlands Amsterdam Paradiso Nord
Tuesday 29 November 16 – Denmark Copenhagen Jazzhouse
Thursday 1 December 16 – Germany Berlin Volksbuhne

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