Wednesday 25th APRIL: ITCH, FIGHT FIRE WITH WATER, HOT PROPHECY.
Free Entry. Dr.Wu's, Leeds!
Tunes: Mogwai, Smashing Pumpkins, 65dos, Battles, Q and Not U, Prefuse73, Jaga Jazzist, Deftones, Arab Strap, Explosions In The Sky...
ITCH: On Big Scary Monsters, Leeds' most intense and emotional outfit bare it all through every muscle spasm. One of the most passionate live bands around, Itch are also outstanding songwriters, bringing some of the finest indie-rock you could hope to hear.
"Itch are quite breathtakingly, pant-twitchingly awesome. Songs stop, start, fall over themselves, kick themselves up the arse, explode into cataclysmic burst of melody before suddenly veering off into seemingly irreconcilable tangents that seamlessly reconcile themselves all in the space of a few minutes." Leeds Music Scene
"Itch are a band as decidedly jittery as their name may imply: this is something like post-rock, albeit forged in fires of purest punk, where blood burns violently and brains crackle with bio-electrical pulses of better-than-you intentions. This is a rock music that knows no time – like battles across the ages, it exists within a day, or some, but could so easily relocate to another." Drowned In Sound
FIGHT FIRE WITH WATER: Ace instrumentals bringing some jagged beats, and dischordant riffs. Think Oceansize and 65dos rubbing each other up the right way.
'They're into physics, apparently' -Drowned in Sound
'This is how clear-cut instrumental rock should be done' -OxfordBands.com
'Insanely energetic and intelligent' -Robot Needs Home
'Loud, distorted, epic and random' -Experimental UK Bands
'Quality stuff' -Huw Stevens
'More than proficient at creating some complex time/physical structures' -Decoy Music
HOT PROPHECY: Leeds lot with a beastly rhythm section being repeatly sat on with 3 fat guitars playing fat riffs, whilst Glassjaw keep jumping in to the already loud mix. Tasty.