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Kill The Pain

23 February @ 19:30 - 21:30

The new collaborative project of Phoebe Killdeer & Melanie Pain – will be coming to the UK in 2024.

Kill The Pain is the meeting of minds between Phoebe Killdeer (Australian singer and songwriter of the international #1 hit “Fade Out Lines”), and French counterpart Melanie Pain (the unmistakable voice behind Nouvelle Vague).

Striking gold with an alchemic partnership, Kill The Pain’s work flits between futuristic antagonism and nostalgic hedonism. Chopping and splicing angular post-punk with elastic synth-pop, off-kilter funk and far-flung genres, listeners will hear reference points in Le Tigre to the Slits, the raw energy of ESG to the poetic musicality of Peggy Lee, the pent-up force of Patti Smith to the sardonic lyricism of Kim Gordon.

Releasing their self-titled album in 2023, ‘Kill The Pain’ made for a delirious sonic mess of a debut. Whirling through a kaleidoscope of sounds and styles, its joyful helter-skelter of Latin percussion, funky bass, fraught electric guitars, uninhibited vocals, Afrobeat drums, and 80’s indebted keyboards all added up to a record that would win over press and public hearts alike. Featuring the singles “I Do What I Do” and “Zig Zag” amongst its many highlights, ‘Kill The Pain’ scrawled the duo’s name onto that long list of outlandish women prepared to push pop culture to its limits.

Currently working on their eagerly awaited second album, which they hope will include a litany of post-punk female singers, standby for further news on new music very soon…

Spending 2023 igniting dancefloors across France, Switzerland, Kosovo, Spain, and Portugal; in 2024 they will perform in Australia, Belgium and the UK.

Book Kill The Pain at Band on the Wall



23 February
19:30 - 21:30
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Band On The Wall
25 Swan Street
Manchester, M4 5JZ United Kingdom
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