We’re so sorry. Usurper are long overdue a main stage appearance at TUSK and somehow its taken us til our 6th edition to arrange it. To us, Usurper are undeniable legends, genii, savants. Imagine if Pete n’ Dud had eschewed tripping the light fantastic of swinging London in favour of shameless DIY geekery and a Pot Noodle lunch. Or if Vic n’ Bob had tried to be a lot more like Les (you know, the bald one in the lab coat) but with added verbosity and derring-do. Well neither of those scenarios would be anything like Usurper because, as we’re proving here, they’re oeuvre just can’t be summed up in a pithy two paragraph write-up.
Like all the finer creations and tastes, they need your full attention and need to be consumed slowly, savoured. There are words and there are sounds, preparations and improvisations and a certain indefinable state of mind. You also need to watch them at length on the brilliant Peak Signal 2 Noise series on Vimeo. Surrender and, before you know it, you’ve been usurped.