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Mather – a short film about drums and mums

‘Mather’ is a short film on Brighton post-punk Projector drummer, Demelza Mather. A film told through contrast: 16mm and digital, colour and black and white, drums and mums.

Demelza says:

“A good drummer friend of mine asked me if I’d like to be in a documentary, shot by a London based company called Eyes & Ears about myself and my life as a musician and a Mother. It involved coming up with a three minute drum solo, which was filmed in Brighton Electric studios and makes up a big part of the documentary. The whole process was daunting, challenging, exciting and ultimately incredibly rewarding. My son Felix is a constant inspiration for me, and has made we want to pursue my dreams more than ever despite being a full time Mum. So to have a document that captures this point in myself and my sons life feels very important and special.”

Catch Projector live in support of their new single, ‘Go Ahead’:

April 26th – The Rialto Theatre, Brighton (Single launch w/ Heirloom)
May 9th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton (The Great Escape)
May 17th – The Waiting Room, London (Single launch w/ The Cosmics)
June 1st – The Monarch, London (Camden Rocks Festival)

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Projector: ‘How Does It Feel?’ – EP Review

Review by Zoe Biggs

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‘How Does It Feel?’ is the new EP from Brighton’s finest scuzz noir trio, Projector. Released under the tireless work of the forward thinking Roadkill Records, this is a sharp and punchy record throughout.

Opener ‘Full Circle’ shimmers and lurks with Lucy’s Howling Bells-esque vocals and Demelza’s hypnotising beat lazily drawing you nearer before bursting to life with enough force to pin you right back. Brilliantly crunchy and grungey riffs abound here.

The switch to Edward on vocals for ‘I Am Shamed’ brings an extra dimension. The song itself is a raw explosion of desperation with the vocals and guitars riding that dark wave to its conclusion, backed by pounding, primal drums.

Projector: How Does It Feel?

Building from a brooding bassline and sleepy guitars, ‘Break Your Own Heart’ launches into life with an intense vocal line. Then, almost as soon as it starts, drops you back down to the foot of the rollercoaster you felt like you had just conquered. The highs return thick and fast. An arresting, visceral ride.

Final track, ‘Let Me’ is the instantaneous earworm. It’s Pixies, Sonic Youth, and even The Cranberries’ ‘Zombie’ melded into a glorious unashamed musical release. The perfect song to wrap up such a versatile, dark and enigmatic record. My only question – when can we expect the album?

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