THE DEAD C are a New Zealand based noise rock trio made up of members Bruce Russell, Michael Morley and Robbie Yeats. Most often, Russell plays electric guitar, Morley sings and plays electric guitar or laptop, and Yeats plays drums. Formed in Dunedin in 1986, the group is known for its lo-fi guitar soundscapes and improvisational take on rock music. They became known internationally through their releases on the Philadelphia record label Siltbreeze, especially the 1992 double LP Harsh 70s Reality. Early, pre-Siltbreeze albums like Eusa Kills and DR503 find the group still drifting between song-based work and the experimental free rock found in later albums like The White House and Tusk. Recent albums have seen the group add electronics and samples, yet still maintaining their origins in trademark hazy guitar chaos. Forerunners of post-rock and the modern-day revival of space rock, the Dead C are an improvisational, hugely prolific noise rock trio.
A noise group dedicated to noise art and performance, Torturing Nurse was founded by Isuzu and Junky (both from the Shanghai No Wave/noise band Junkyard) in April 2004, the group's current line-up includes: Youki, Misuzu, Miriam & Junky.In July 2004, The band released their debut album "Junkyisuzu", which featured guitar and bass, and an amount of microphone feedback was employed as noise origin. A variety of styles - no wave, noise and vocal improvisation, etc. - can be found in the band's live performance.
JAN SCHELLINK was born in Utrecht, Holland were he tortured almost every stage available. For example in theatre Kikker where his performances under the name Proeflokaal (tasting room) became legendary. Jan his style is a unique one. An annoyingly expect-what-not-to-expect-vibe and vice versa. He calls his performances Posiment, where daily scenes occur and non-daily scenes pop-up. A one-off performance where Schellink likes to surprise, especially himself in the first place.