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Birthed from Nottingham’s underground queer scene, ARCH FEMMESIS are a Post Punk Art House duo fronted by renowned performance artist and fashionista ZERA TØNIN. Their blend of brooding, chaotic basslines with intense, psychosensual poetry creates an intoxicating mix that horrifies and hypnotises the audience.

Inspired by the aggressiveness of British punk and the eccentricity of New York Club Kids, they evoke a nostalgic nod to Queer dance culture but with a fresh facelift and chemical peel. The duo have been gaining rave reviews around the Midlands for their extrovert performances and DGAF attitude, combining art, fashion and music into an immersive electronic experience. 

Their debut single SAPIOSEXUAL was featured on

BBC Introducing East Midlands to much critical

acclaim. This was followed by the Lockdown video

to their ‘Sassy, sonic art piece’, VELVET THUNDER,

launched through Soundsphere Magazine, and

subsequently reaching the ears of Award Winning

Producer, Marta Salogni (Björk, M.I.A), who

praised the track during her IWD masterclass.

Louder than War Magazine also featured the band

in its Pick of the Best Line up, alongside

Do Nothing, Witch of the East and Babe Punch.

Journalist Amy Britton States:

"Tonin is a born star; holding the crowd captive

with a set that shifts into full performance-art mode.

The acidic sharpness of their lyrical bite, infused

with a gender agenda, is layered over a minimal

synth sound in a contrast that works incredibly well

[...] their avant-garde stylings make them a major

recommendation from me".

They have performed with Gothic Dream Pop artist, Tamaryn during her limited UK appearance on her 2020 European Tour, Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham Pride, as well as other underground festivals across the North and Midlands. This year they will be Headlining 'The new Adelphi Club' (Hull) and The Sunflower Lounge (Birmingham). They will also be supporting 'Tokky Horror' (featuring Zee Davine of Queen Zee), on legs of their forthcoming UK tour.

Inspirations include:

Peaches, Grace Jones, Anne Clarke, Divine, Deli Girls, IC3PEAK, Suicide, Chicks on Speed

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FUTURE GIGS

06/08/21

26/08/21

06/09/21

26/09/21

01/10/21

24/10/21

12/11/21

14/11/21

17/11/21

20/11/21

HEADLINER

KOTJ FUNDRAISER

LORI- CEREAL KILLER TOUR

DOT 2 DOT FESTIVAL

MATTERS (SUPPORT)

HOCKLEY HUSTLE

TOKKY HORROR UK TOUR

TOKKY HORROR UK TOUR

LIBRALIBRA (SUPPORT)

TOKKY HORROR UK TOUR

 

THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE, BIRMINGHAM

THE GOOD MIXER, CAMDEN

SIDNEY & MATILDA, SHEFFIELD

THE ANGEL, NOTTINGHAM

THE CHAMELEON, NOTTINGHAM

TBA

THE FUTURE YARD, BIRKENHEAD

THE EXCHANGE, BRISTOL

THE WAITING ROOM, LONDON

STUCK ON A NAME, NOTTINGHAM

Live Video

Das Model (Androgynista)//To Hull And Back Festival

Salome//Stuck On A Name Studios

Blue Monday Cover @ Sapiosexual Launch party

//Rough Trade

 

2021

Having released 2 singles and a music video independently, further recording sessions and videography are underway!!!


EXCLUSIVE BEHIND THE SCENES FOOTAGE FOR MADUSA

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With current global uncertainty regarding the future of live performance taken into account, Arch Femmesis are still looking ahead and will accept offers from booking agencies working within the UK, Europe and USA from the second quarter of 2021. 

Their stripped-down, self-contained technical aesthetic makes touring logistics very simple, allowing them to perform in spaces and within time constraints that other live acts might never consider. For larger events and festivals a session drummer can accompany them for a heavier sound.

 

For more information regarding Performance fees, Tech spec, Rider and other aspect of live performance please contact the group directly... archfemmesis@gmail.com

 

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