Massive Attack's Meltdown, Southbank Centre, London

13th June 2008 at 01:00
Back in the days before stripped wood floors, free range chickens and David Cameron became a permanent feature of the landscape, there was a band called Massive Attack
Back in the days before stripped wood floors, free range chickens and David Cameron became a permanent feature of the landscape, there was a band called Massive Attack.

Throughout the Nineties this motley bunch of Bristolians seduced the music-loving public with a series of gloomy and hypnotic albums, highlights being 1991's Blue Lines and 1994's Protection.

Now Robert Del Naja (3D) and Grant Marshall (Daddy G) are back, curating the Southbank Centre's annual Meltdown (June 14-22), a series of gigs, films and "happenings" to celebrate their artistic influences.

Here, you'll find Nineties staples such as Primal Scream, Andrew Weatherall and James Lavelle rubbing shoulders with an eclectic bunch of odd bods such as Grace Jones, punk band Stiff Little Fingers and the ever-rackety Peaches.

To top it off, the British Film Institute is running a series of films to coincide, including a screening of BUG, a collection of Massive Attack's striking videos.

www.bfi.org.ukwhatsonmeltdown.

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