Sunday, 19 September 2010
Oh FUCK YEAH! We've only gone and booked some amazing shows. Here's an update of what's coming up...
TUESDAY SEPT. 21ST
Big Scary Monsters' finest make a stop in Cardiff...
SHOES AND SOCKS OFF
After singing in a tricky rock band called Meet Me In St. Louis, December 2008 saw the release of 'From The Muddy Banks Of Melitzer' Toby Socks Off's first solo album. It was recorded in a bedroom with two mics in one day and released on BSM. Now several records in Toby is a delight to watch, listen, and fall in love with.
HOLD YOUR HORSE IS
Post-hardcore alt indie killer 3 piece coincidentally from my home town. Their tracks have the kind of bass and kick combination that makes headphones crackle. Forthcoming EP on BSM and free music here http://www.hyhi.co.uk/
Plus the brilliant SAMOANS as opening support.
Tickets £3 on the door
TUESDAY SEPT. 28TH
Killer co-headline tour...
After they tore our ears to shreds in January we're delighted to welcome Simon and Akiko (Pre/The Big Pink) back. Their debut album Crime of Love received both critical acclaim and all round applause, while their live shows have been known to end in blood, sweat and screaming.
Glasgow's finest DIY garage punks. Divorce will rip your heart out, chew it up, and spit it back out in a gnarled mess of bass driven riffs, jagged drums, and throaty screeching. They've got a forthcoming split 7" with Comanechi on the ever brilliant Merok (Klaxons, Titus Andronicus, Blondes).
New Cardiff three piece who played their first gig in Jen's kitchen last weekend and instantly got offered this slot.
£5 advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86581
WEDNESDAY OCT. 13TH
WE'VE ONLY GONE AND FUCKING BOOKED HEALTH!
SWN and flux=rad presents
Wednesday 13th October
...Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
£8 adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/92944
Formed in 2005, HEALTH self-recorded their debut album over the course of 9 months at Los Angeles D.I.Y. venue The Smell, birthing an urgent and extraordinary album which seethed with ghostly, epic pop and spurts of chaotic noise. Their shows grew wilder, kids danced & moshed, blogs freaked out, critics raved, and everyone wondered how in God's name HEALTH was going to follow it up. While the anticipation continued to build, HEALTH released their critically-acclaimed remix record HEALTH//DISCO, toured with the likes of Crystal Castles and Nine Inch Nails, and played over 420 shows!
In April of 2009, HEALTH emerged with their second album GET COLOR on CIT YSLANG records. The Single "DIE SLOW" received immediate accolades from Pitchfork & NME, with the effects rippling across their DIE SLOW THROUGH EUROPE tour, resulting in a near-riot in Eastern Europe. The song's infectious fusion of noise and dance was the most fully-formed and undeniably rad piece of music from HEALTH yet. And it only served to rile up their fans more.
In 2010 HEALTH returned to the remix realm with DISCO2. Curated and produced by HEALTH, DISCO2 features the epic noise jams of GET COLOR remixed by electronic luminaries Tobacco, Crystal Castles, Salem, Javelin, and Gold Panda (among others). DISCO2 morphed 2009's GET COLOR into an electronic masterpiece. Leading off with the killer new HEALTH single "USA BOYS", mixed by legendary producer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode).
On stage it is where it all comes together for HEALTH. They’ve just finished playing a wide variety of Festivals including Primavera Sound, Loolapalooza, Eurockeennes, Roskilde as well as Reading and Leeds.
Also, flux=rad will have a stage at SWN festival on SATURDAY OCT. 23RD. More details to follow...
AND Abe Vigoda will play Buffalo Bar on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18TH
Tickets are £6 adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/91971