Thursday 18th January
Big Hair presents @ The Cellar, Oxford
Underground Railroad provide a live show that sends you spinning. Politely devastating, they produce a storm of energy and anger, which demolishes everything in its way. The band cite their influences as The Velvet Underground, Radiohead, The Cure, Deerhoof, Nirvana, to name but a few, however these guys have carved out an emotionally unique sound. They’re a gang of dirty, French mothers with a magnetism you can’t ignore. They met in the grey city of Paris in 2003 with a common aim; to gig and gig and then to gig some more. In the past two years they’ve played over one hundred shows all over the world. Invited to perform alongside Melt Banana (Japan), Ted Leo and The Pharmacist (USA), the band have just about had time to set up home in London and send shockwaves of anticipation through the city’s gigging circuit. They continue to infiltrate the UK and Europe, executing tight live shows with a subtly which collides beautifully with their torrential sound. Underground Railroad are Marion Andrau, J.B Ganivet, and Raphael Mura. The trio were approached by a number of record labels in 2006 but finally signed to One Little Indian Records. If you haven’t seen them live, then you haven’t seen anything yet. The band’s debut single “Cookies and Milk” is out now on One Little Indian/Idiot and is available for digital download.
"It's not very often that we see a Cumbrian lass lying on the floor singing through a throat microphone. Enter, then, the beautifully odd world of Rose Kemp. An impressive array of guitar pedals provides an impressive arsenal of effects through which to showcase her unique, folk-inflected voice. The highlight emerges when Rose utilises tape delay to loop and intertwine her various vocal hooks into one glorious whole. Stunning stuff." - James Hannam, The Fly
“Dark and sinister yet alluring and beautiful at the same time, how this music manages to combine such pretty and hideous sides is a mystery to me.” - Dan Newman, www.joyzine.co.uk
“Fed through a kaleidoscope of infinite delay, her eerie lines of lament are looped and juxtaposed on the spot from one striking vocal range, and woven into a choral constellation.” Ali S, Sounds XP
“…volcanic electric guitar sounds that perfectly complimented a voice of liquid rock…” Isobel Taylor, Decode
Mosley's singing style took shape: the opening number, 'Morning Chorus' was menacing, bluesy and stylish, with Rebecca sounding rather like Fiona Apple in her glory days. An instant later and her effortless soprano kicks in...Lyrically, she seems to be stronger than most female singer-songwriters around town, covering dark subjects...rather than the ubiquitous lovey dovey stuff, although there were more tender moments elsewhere for the traditionalist."
Live Review - Oxfordbands.com September 2006
+ DJ’s playing indie, rock, pop, 80’s and stuff that they happen to like! Aright?
Fosters, John Smiths and selected Alco pops £1.50 a pint all night
Doors open at 8:30pm till 3am
Bands start at 9pm