Gesture playing in Szczecin, Poland 2019.
Punk band based between London & Berlin. Handling vocals and writing of the project, as well as design, print and assembly of artwork and merchandise.
Artwork for Gesture self-titled demo tape, collage (hand and digital), risograph printed, 2019.
"What's dignity to you? “Dignified women doing undignified work” is the overarching theme of the introductory release by Berlin’s GESTURE.
Born of a self-reliant enclave of high-output low-info punks nested in the Allee Der Kosmonauten high rise that has given out DELTOIDS, BENZIN, COLD LEATHER, PRETTY HURTS and GILB, here we find a seedier proposition. Taking cues from anarcho after it mentally unravelled and deathrock when it was in the peak throes of that spiritual cramp, this is the real ugly stuff. Dirt gets in the corners, mould grows in the wall, don’t even think about shining a blacklight on it. A vocal claws out the ether, not disaffected, just exhausted. Assimilation becomes nigh-on impossible to avoid. The same red tape trying to kill you starts to unravel in your own home. It’s all so tiresome, isn’t it?
Captured on tape with immaculate ear by Tobias Lill of Dong Xuan Productions (Diät, Orden Mundial, Idiota Civilizzato) and then nuked in the mastering booth by the one and only Daniel Husayn."
"The final petite mort of Allee Der Kosmonauten’s freakiest child. Expanding upon an exemplary demo, GESTURE take their unique brand of anarcho-infused death rock further into the void and deeper into the dirt. No resting on chorus pedal laurels here though, friend - even the slower stuff comes hard and mean and there’s no getting off this ride early. GESTURE beat 6 tracks out like VEX played by UNITED MUTATION, capped off with a truly withering vocal delivered with discomforting restraint. A singular last gasp from one of Berlin’s finest."
Artwork for Gesture II, linocut print, digital collage and risograph printed, 2020.
Lyric sheet for Gesture II, risograph printed, 2020.