Raw Power announce second line-up featuring Kulk and Minami Deutch

The festival will take place in London at The Dome & Boston Music Room at the end of August.

London’s Raw Power festival have announced the second line-up of acts for their event, which will take place on Friday August 26 to Sunday August 28 at The Dome & Boston Music Room, North London.

On the back of their fantastic 2021 LP, We Spare Nothing, Norwich doom revellers, Kulk spearhead Raw Power’s second announcement, which already includes headliners, Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs, Belgium’s Cocaine Piss, and Box Records alumni, Luminous Bodies and Thank who recently released their excellent LP, Thoughtless Cruelty.

After their 2020 debut LP, Here Lies Kulk, Tom Longdin and Jade Ashleigh Squires quickly followed it up in October last year with the brilliant We Spare Nothing via London label, Hominid Sounds. An album which made our Top 50 Albums of 2021.

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Joining Kulk will be Japanese krautrock purveyors, Minami Deutch, Bristol four-piece, Lice, Alison Cotton, noise agitators, Benefits, Black Shape, and the ever reliable south London two-piece, John

Capping off the announcement is Islington Mill, Manchester’s Water – the art collective and DIY promoters of Fat Out, who are responsible for unearthing some of the finest DIY treasures the country has to offer.

Raw Power founder, Anthony Chalmers, comments on the second announcement:

“Very excited to announce the next round of bands for the 2022 edition of London’s Raw Power Festival. Joining Pigs x 7, Cocaine Piss, Thank, and a London debut for Poland’s Siska, we have a rare show for Japanese psych band Minami Deutch, one of the most talked about bands of 2022 so far.

“Added to the roster is Middlesbourgh’s spoken word / noise Benefits, plus fresh off their new album Nocturnal Manoeuvres South London’s, John. Joining them is Rocket Recordings recent drone folk signing Alison Cotton, from the Islington Mill in Manchester Water will be doing a tribute to their recently departed band leader Lousie Bolla. Plus Lice from Bristol and Baba Yaga’s Hut favourites Black Shape and Kulk.”

Raw Power 2022

It’s shaping up as a celebration of the finest underground and DIY communities from the U.K. and beyond.

Early bird tickets are £67 (inclusive of fees) while full price tickets will be £80 (inclusive of fees) and can be purchased here.

By Simon Kirk

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