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Rock for Rimbaud

The Forge - 3-7 Delancey Street, London NW1 7NL

The Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation is delighted to present Rock for Rimbaud, a live concert inspired by the poet Arthur Rimbaud and featuring Colour Me Wednesday, Matagot and Daniel vs the World.

Colour Me Wednesday is a feminist DIY punk / indie pop band based in West London. Inspired by early 90s indie, riot grrrl, and punk, their songs touch on politics, feminism, growing up, relationships, and being vegan. Their debut album I Thought It Was Morning was released in July 2013, followed by a 10 song split record with Spoonboy in June 2014 and a US tour.

Matagot are a riot-pop band from South East London. They met studying music at Goldsmiths and have played together under various guises ever since vocalist/guitarist/cellist Rose Asprey, bassist Joe Reed and vocalist/keyboardist/lyricist Katie Dove-Dixon started playing together in their bedrooms in 2010. When Myles McCabe joined as a drummer in 2014, Matagot was born. Taking the ethos of riot grrrl bands and feminist musicians such as Juliana Hatfield and Liz Phair - artists who formed the soundtrack to Katie and Rose’s teenage years - and combining them with brutal lyrics and tangled harmonies, Matagot sing songs about girls, bodies, and things that make them angry.

Daniel Versus the World sings queer piano pop / punk songs, which are by turn angry, funny and sad. Hailing from the north east and now based in London, Daniel started performing his songs with a full band in 2014, and is currently working on a new album.

The event will launch the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation’s new Rock for Rimbaud initiative, which aims to provide a platform for new and up-and-coming musicians, encourage them to champion the arts, and connect them with wider audiences, promoting noise, energy, tolerance and diversity. Bringing people together to hear great music, the aim is also to create a new community of support for music, poetry and the arts.

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