Great news – 10+ piece doom disco ensemble Chrome Hoof that released it’s new album Crush Depth on May 17 on Southern Lord Records is to perform at Skaņu Mežs’2010 festival in Riga, Latvia on September 11.
Cathedral bassist Leo Smee started a bass and drums duo under the moniker Chrome Hoof with his brother Milo at the turn of the millennium to celebrate their shared love of mid-seventies funk and disco. Like sequined pied pipers, they recruited everywhere they played, building an army of multi-instrumentalists, including a full horn and string section, generating a devoted cult following with their legendary live shows. A veritable orchestra of musicians perform, decked out in futuristic monks’ robes, kicking it like some unholy hybrid of Sun Ra, ESG, Goblin, Parliament-Funkadelic and Black Sabbath, complete with choreographed dancers, actors taking vaudeville interludes, and a twelve-foot tall metallic ram dominating the dancefloor. Information:
Rest of the artists and ticket sales are going to be announced soon.