After 25 years of extensive solo works and collaborations, Sudden Infant is now operating as a three-piece band with Joke Lanz, Christian Weber and Alexandre Babel. The international acclaimed noise project has transformed into a Dada-Punk-Industrial unit produced by Roli Mosimann (ex Swans drummer). In the past Sudden Infant toured with Sleaford Mods and opened for Wolf Eyes, Ben Frost, Merzbow, Derek Bailey, Joan La Barbara, Thurston Moore, Jim O'Rourke and many others. Innumerable releases on some of the most prominent record labels in the underground scene: RRR, Harbinger Sound, Artware, Voodoo Rhythm, Blossoming Noise, Tochnit Aleph, Some Bizarre a.o. Festivals and tours in USA, Japan, Israel, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Africa and all over Europe.
“Fucking awesome band! I was lucky enough to witness the set live at 100 Club earlier this month. Killer!”
Steve Crittall/The Godfathers (ex The Selecter, ex UK Subs)
“The gig was quite a classic too with Sudden Infant blowing my mind. I was not expecting the full on tight post punk no wave sound of Sudden Infant. Loud, violent, personal and exotic, a sound and approach I haven’t experienced since Swans first made it over to the UK in the early 1980’s.”
Steve Cammack/Muh Mur UK
“The idea of Adolf Wölfli sharing his nightmares is alarming enough before you even listen to Sudden Infant’s imaginings of what they might sound like. Joke Lanz, with his Sudden Infant project now into its third decade, is similarly driven to produce, produce, produce – a feverish ongoing obsession with filling the vacuum at the heart of capitalist drudgery and alienation …”
Keith Moliné/The Wire UK
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