Glitchpuke performed in The Waterhouse last weekend – a nifty art space in Amsterdam-Noord. This was the first time we played a party or played at night. I was surprised to find that the context of an open-minded, hip party felt more restrictive than the music-school or art-school situations we’ve played before. I guess there were two reasons for this:
1) Anything weird we did was easily interpreted as a showbiz gimmick rather than a social interaction (lighting and smoke machines added to this).
2) People wanted to dance and have fun.
Similarly to the last gig, it’s hard not to act like musicians when we’ve been trained that way! Anyway, people dug what we did and we were able to explore more grooving, techno-ish sounds than usual.