THIS SATURDAY IN LEEDS, A WHOLE 8 BANDS WORTH OF EXPERIMENTAL, POST-ROCK, PROG, AMBIENT, ELECTRONICA AND RIFFERY!
Saturday: 14/07/2007 @ The Packhorse, Leeds. £5, 6pm.
Forest of Sound are joining forces with the lovely Brainwash Promotions at the lovely Packhorse to bring you eight top notch bands over two rooms in four hours. It'll be ace, if we do say so ourselves. It'll also be Forest of Sound's first birthday, so come and join us for celebrations!
Doors are at 6pm, and £5 will get you a wristband that allows you entry to both stages and the upstairs bar. You can purchase your wristband either on the night or in advance from The Packhorse, 208 Woodhouse Lane, Leeds (opposite Leeds University, call them on 0113 2453980).
Bands will be playing consecutively across the two rooms, so you'll get to see everybody. For FIVE QUID! Bargain!
Forest of Sound stage:
The Window Right
Utterly gorgeous cerebral instrumental music as endorsed by Four Tet and Damo Suzuki. Other people buy up effects pedals and techno wizadry to conceal the fact that their music is badly lacking... but not The Window Right. This is the music of three overly talented chaps hand crafting amazing music from the very best ingredients.
"What makes The Window Right special is the sense of modesty about their music. It's experimental, and it's a style of their own, but it never sounds fussy, forced or arrogant." - www.leedsmusicscene.net
A delicate mixture of folk, ambient, electronica and the kind of noise you'd expect to hear being made by Low, The Album Leaf, Rachel's or The Cocteau Twins. With extraordinary vocals lashed on top. When they play you can expect the roof of The Packhorse to open up to reveal the beauty of every arctic sunset ever. Possibly.
"...a pulsing, echoing wall of sound,... a lovely pure clear singing voice... sung with great emotion" - www.leedsmusicscene.net
Firm Forest of Sound favourites these guys. Why? Guitars that clear out your brain with a true understanding of how 6 strings can make the hair on the back of your neck stand up... all underpinned with the kind of minimal techno Richie Hawtin would sell his new haircut for. Computer music is boring live? No f**king way!
"... a mash-up of glitchtronica and crescendo... hitting all the right intellectual and emotional buttons" - Sandman
Her Name Is Calla
On tour with Glissando, these guys from Leicester play haunted instruments. Quiet. Melancholy. Stunning. You don't need volume to be intense, and Her Name Is Calls are living proof of that.
"...in one line, lovingly hand-crafted compositions that spiral from your speakers on soft silk ribbons and envelope the receptive." - www.noreally.co.uk
Think Black Floyd and Pink Sabbath playing riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff after riff...
"...in the art of great alternative rock, Wintermute are definitely showing the potential to create their own interpretation on such an art form."
"..a breathtakingly huge musical quarry that, the more you excavate, the more you discover, the better it gets... there's that spine-crawling feeling you get whenever something spectacular - a thunderstorm, the routing of a rabid president, the Big Brother results - is about to happen: a chugging six-bar riff that bespeaks both a cool that surpasseth all cucumberliness and a self-confidence bordering on Latin-dictator-arrogance (which is never a bad thing in a rock band)" - www.noripcord.com
Post rock. But not that dull stuff that everybody churns out these days. Nah, this is melodic inventive stuff. Excellent.