English singer-songwriter Jez and Breton guitarist Ronan got together some time in 2007 as a duo. It soon transpired that they’d need a drummer to make it work. Italian drummer Francesco came bundled with Greek guitarist Vasilis. Élise, also from Brittany, took over the bass duties to allow Jez to stick to singing. And so, Perverted by Language came to be.
Perverted by Language never set out to sound like anything or anyone in particular – just to explore the depths of their own psyche. Jez’s distinct bass-baritone voice and emotion laden lyrics often remind people of T...he Smiths, or Joy Division. The guitars somewhere between The Cure and The Chameleons, or Sonic Youth, and Sigur Rós. This is a band built on people, on diversity, on the very essence of what makes us human.
They have appeared live at the Botanique, the VaartKapoen (Vk*), Soirées Cerise, Kinky Star and Fantastique Nights. They have opened for Nebraskan indie legends For Against, original Belgian new-wavers, Red Zebra, Front 242 spin-off Modern Cubism, and the masters of 80's alternative rock themselves, ChameleonsVox.
Vas left to manage some foreign lot recently, and Guy has come in to keep up the mad axe slaughter.
22h00 - Luxury Stranger (Post-punk/Alternative Rock from UK)
Luxury Stranger is an English band. Drawing on the darkness of post-punk and cold wave, the theatre of 70s glam (Bowie/Eno/Reed/Pop), the commerciality of 80s new wave and the rough edge power of 90s 'grunge', Luxury Stranger are a cross-genre kind of band - creating music that can be appreciated by most music lovers and not easily put into a box. LS are considered 'Jekyll and Hyde' - a methodical architect in the studio and a passionate powerful monster on the stage.