Hallowe’en is approaching... and what better way to get into the spooky spirit than attending a Zombie Party this weekend, especially one which promises music guaranteed to revive even the living dead?
Of course zombies are big business nowadays, not least in this area.
In the movie world the last few weeks have seen the premiere of and praise for The Eschatrilogy, written and produced by Barnsley-based husband and wife team Damian and Nicola Morter, while another company, City Of Sheffield Films, is currently working on The Zombies That Ate Sheffield.
But this particular night is named after Zombie Party, a track released by event organisers Hiem, the locally-based techno duo, who can be seen in our picture, left, in suitably scary make-up.
And they would urge other partygoers to do their best (or worst) to look as evil as possible to give the venue a spooktacular look, although ‘normals’ turning up won’t be turned away at the door or eaten alive once they get inside. Hopefully.
As well as Hiem (who will be doing a live PA) entertainers on the night will include techno veterans and former Warp Records artists The Black Dog, comparative youngster Morgan Hammer, who will apparently provide ‘a thoughtful story from trippy discoïd elements to darker funkiness’, The Countach, a ‘mysterious Mancunian’ whose DJ sets have an acid house tinge, and half of Hiem will also be hogging the limelight for a second time in the shape of Bozzwell, who in this solo electronic music guise has worked with the likes of All Seeing I and Phil Oakey, and who was recently described by a national newspaper as an ‘unsung musical hero’ and ‘a prophet unrecognised in his own land.’ So if you see him down there say hello and make his night.
The first 50 paying customers through the door will get a free exclusive Zombie Party Mix CD, which include tracks from Clik Box, Rework, Remain, Red Axes, Hiem, Morgan Hammer and The Black Dog
It takes place on Saturday night – starting at 9pm and going on well past the witching hour – at the Creative Arts Development Space (CADS) which is on Smithfield, just off Shalesmoor. There are some tickets still left for a fiver from Golden Harvest in the Forum, or it’s £7 on the door.