Saturday 11 September
Duma from Kenya have power-drilled themselves into uncharted musical territory with their ferocious, shell-shocking alchemy of noise, black metal, grindcore, power electronics and industrial. Behold the haunting ghost-in-the-machine screeches and growls, polyrhythmic beats and percussion firing with machine-gun efficiency as bursts of feverish, radioactive static splits the neurons to smithereens. All these discordant elements contribute to the duo’s constantly shifting, spooky sound. Duma never let the listener settle into contentment: their music is always on the prowl, on the cusp of another hazardous transition or rude awakening.