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Sat 23 May 2009, 9:00pm

Where: Subculture, 13-14 Church St, Queenstown

Restrictions: R18

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Listed by: NzManagement

After months of work bolting together mongreloid bass lines, drum breaks and synthesised melodies in a manner not too dissimilar to Dr Victor Frankenstein in Mary Shelley’s novel of the same name, drum and bass occultists The Upbeats prepare to reanimate the dead with ‘Ghost Radio/1968’, the third release on their Non Vogue Record label.

An accompanying national tour turned sonic descent into the nefarious world of those who live beyond the grave will follow in May.

The first of many breakbeat-jointed monsters constructed by hand, then resuscitated from the nether realms, ‘Ghost Radio/1968’ represents a rare preview of the mad alchemy driving The Upbeats third album release –Big Skeleton.

Part day of the dead tribute, part haunted house story and all indestructible Brazilian death tank homage, Big Skeleton finds The Upbeats working within their musical butcher house with a new degree of surgical precision to the extent that the album’s original release date has been rescheduled to August. This will allow The Upbeats to take maximum advantage of their newly heightened prowess with the hacksaw and tweezers.

Dare you cross that hallowed graveyard line this May, and join The Upbeats for a night with the undead?