Short Sharp Shock
Short Sharp Shock is the latest EP to be released by Performance.
Formed in Manchester in 2003, Performance feature a line up of Joe Stretch; vocals, Joe Cross; keyboards and sisters Laura Marsden: guitar and Billie Marsden; keyboards. Inspired by boredom and a mutual love of New Order, Depeche Mode, The Velvet Underground and Abba, Performance played their first gig at Manchester's Big Hands and quickly built up local admiration, including Peter Hook who likens them to early New Order.
Our lyrics reflect the difficulty and indignity of love and life within the context of the end. The end of sex. The end of Information. A society on the brink of indifferent extinction.
Performance have toured the UK with the likes of Bryan Ferry and Pink Grease and last summer saw them play stunning sets at Homelands, Wireless and Reading Festival.
Catch Performance Live:
14th July - Leicester Charlotte
15th July - Bournemouth Opera House ('Sounds Of The Disco' Club Night)
18th July - London Old Blue Last
21st July - Cheltenham The Hub ('Pop Goes The Weasel' Club Night)
22nd July - Hull Welly Club (The Yo Yo Club)
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There's a lot to get through, and that's certainly not the end.