160dB / The Fascists:
160dB (first known as Villidge Id!ot, then 190dB) formed in 2001 and was the result
of the sometime comings-together of guitarist Alex Katz, drummer 'Swiss' Kris Figgis and
bassist Rik Sachs, three disaffected youths from the suburbs of Bristol, UK.
Never organised enough to form a band in any conventional sense of the word and with
their purpose initially only self-fulfilling, their released material is a haphazard collection
of musical obscenities and punk pastiche; on one hand roughly recorded, badly played and out of tune
and on the other a prodigous embryo of talent culled (almost unfairly) before birth.
Notable for obscure concept albums, perpetual spontaneity and their almost typical
British humour, they are a group that stopped before they ever really started, yet despite having no real place
to practise, little money, cheap equipment and armed only with their foul mouths, dirty lyrics
and some musical knowledge, they resilliently attempted to stain history's pages with
their insidious brand of bizarre rock n roll.