Hope & Ruin
The Rebel is Ben Wallers, the brainbox behind Country Teasers and semi-hero of a very particular niche of the British musical underground for over 20 years. Rebel shows outside of the Capitol are rare and not to be missed. Rabbit-in-headlights interlocutions, twisted refractions of hateful discourse repurposed and reframed for yr entertainment.
Most of the Rebel’s recordings, which are largely abridged musical interpretations of arcane and proper historical text, have not seen official release (several for the reason that they are “not masterpieces”). Before 1998 The Rebel was not known as The Walrus, but was named Walrus after the Wallers family name. The name ‘The Rebel’ is a reference and homage to the film starring Tony Hancock. Ben Wallers represents himself by a symbol called a Spakenkreuz, which is a Swastika (Hakenkreuz) with a broken (or ‘spastic’) arm, bent backwards to cross over the previous arm in the circularity of the swastika. As far as he is aware, he invented this symbol.
plus support from KING ALFRED, MAN OF LEISURE
FREE SHOW – HOPE AND RUIN (DOWNSTAIRS BAR)
WEDS 19TH SEPTEMBER 2016 8PM