Rose Kemp + Underground Railroad + The Physicists + Llan Clan
Saturday 20 January 2007
Chapter, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff CF5 1QE
£5/£4 (conc) in advance
£6/£5 (conc) on the door
Chapter Box Office: 029 2030 4400
A double headliner of One Litle Indian Bands, plus 2 great Welsh acts.
Rose Kemp and band
Solo, she accompanies herself with shimmering electric guitars, or loops her voice into
complex, sumptuous, harmonised hooks, or simply sings unadorned, unamplified and
a’cappella. With her band behind her, brilliant songs become irresistible, monstrous tunes,
and she can rock any room, sway any crowd.
Reviews of Rose's album in the Times, Guardian, Mirror and
Observer this week. also, if you haven't heard it, there was a lovely
preview of the album on Phil Jupitus's BBC 6 Music show. listen again here
(around the 8.30am mark:
Underground Railroad are a gender bending, jaw-dropping, whilrwind of filthy beats, beautiful bass-lines, squalling guitars, male/female vocals and an extremely casual regard for the integrity off their limbs. Having formed in the grey and dirty city of Paris in 2003 and bonded over a shared love of chaotic nervous noisy rock influenced by The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, the Cure, Ride, Black Flag, Deerhoof or Nirvana, they got bored of touring France so decided to move to London. Arriving in 2005 they promptly found themsleves playing with the likes of Melt Banana,
Neil's Children, Adequate 7 and The Long Blondes across the UK.
On stage, Undergroudn Railroad are an explosion of genuine energy and anger, a true storm of music catching up everyone in
Tobi Vail (ex Bikini Kill) and Allison Wolfe (ex Bratmobile) were raving about this band
when they supported them last year.
Invasive riffs, drums on speed, head clattering bass and possessed vocals; what much
respected BBC Radio Wales DJ Adam Walton called:
"One of the finest minute and forty-four seconds of music that it has ever been my
pleasure to play on the radio."
Young Blaenau Ffestiniog multi lingual 5 piece, Llangollen Battle of the Bands 05 and
another Adam Walton favourite.
'Llan Clan-where the women are women,and the men do as they're told...or else!'