Lars Club and Damn You! present...
Sunday 15th October, 8pm start
Rose of England, Nottingham
£5 adv / £6 door
When you think of music being "catchy," you usually think of melodic stuff like choruses and hooks, but this talented all-female San Francisco trio changes things around you by more or less dispensing with melody and drawing you in with some seriously kick-ass rhythms. Taking a page from seminal British post-punk outfits like The Fall and The Au Pairs and their American no wave counterparts DNA and The Contortions, Erase Errata sets off spastic, clattering rhythmic explosions with stridently barked vocals, wonderfully thin razor-edged guitar, a nervous low-end, rattling machine-gun percussion, and occasional keyboard flourishes and trumpet blasts. Sudden time changes and not-quite-linear song structures help make this abrasive din all the more intriguing. All the twitchy rhythmic force is not without lyrical teeth, as vocalist Jenny Hoysten offers declamatory commentary on the relationship between the personal and political from a decidedly feminist, anti-capitalist perspective. That said, the music comes first with this band, and the pleasure Erase Errata takes in creating these strange skeletal sounds is a big part of what makes those sounds so fun to listen to.
‘It's primitive, punky, dirty post-punk rock that's perhaps equal parts Suicide, Teenage Jesus, DNA, and generally a large portion of late '70's/early '80's angles and grooves. Park Attack mesh guitar, drums, and synthesizer with the peculiar sort of yelped vocals that can be heard nowadays from bands like the Rapture and Deerhoof.’ - Artrocker.
Just when you thought 'punk rock' was gonna keep on being divided and subdivided by 'punk rockers' until it existed only as atoms, Sailors come along and remind you why you ever listened to it in the first place. Sailors absolutely, 101% DO NOT FUCK ABOUT. Their songs are examples of economy of rhythm and purpose seen too rarely and singer Nick spits forth snottily in a manner that'll make all you Sam McPheeters and Chris Thomson fans wonder why the hell you didn't do it first.
"For fans of Monorchid, Circus Lupus, Born Against and Sweep The Leg Johnny" is what I'd write on the record in the record shop if I owned one and I was into all that microscopic genre breakdowns. Which I'm not. - Chris Summerlin
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