Petronn Sphene, Harrga
Date01 April 2022
The walls of the Glue Factory rattle with intense and overflowing performances from two exciting new UK-based artists.
Harrga means ‘A Burn’ in the Moroccan Darija dialect, and also recalls the term harragas, which refers to migrants who burn their ID papers and seek asylum in Europe. Dedicating their work to those who fall at the hands of borders, Harrga utilise voice and electronics to summon a form of political and sonic radicalism.
Petronn Sphene, also known as Urocerus Gigas of the xenofeminist rock duo Guttersnipe, inhabits a style called no-wave rave. Radically queer in form and content, her performances have been described as “like all of the Rotterdam Gabber records playing at the same time”.