MENEGUAR (USA, TROUBLEMAN RECORDS)
Previously known as SHERYL’S MAGNETIC AURA this Brooklyn four piece feature Jarvis Taverniere of WOODEN WAND & THE VANISHING VOICE, Jeremy Earl founder of FUCKIT TAPES and one half of free-folk outfit WOODS, Christian DeRoeck the other half of WOODS and Justin Bones Wertz. Meneguar are one of the catchiest, honest, moving, youthful and energetic indie/punk bands to come out of America in years. Often compared to early Modest Mouse, Q and not U and Les Savy Fav their debut mini-album "I Was Born At Night" was released in 2004 on Magic Bullet Records. In the winter of 2005 this debut release was remastered by Nicolas Vernhes (Silver Jews, Fiery Furnaces, Les Savy Fav) and re-released on the awesome Troubleman Records, who've released the likes of Growing, Wolf Eyes, Devendra Banhart, Unwound, Glass Candy etc. Following a 7-inch release on Troubleman in 2006 comes their much anticipated debut full-length LP this summer, once again released on Troubleman in the USA and Release The Bats in Europe.
Puerile spazzed-out punk that hits all the right notes. Lovvers are a firecracker of a band – on stage they erupt, splintering with all limbs flailing, catharsis via controlled chaos. It’s easy to be frightened, but let these demons infect your senses of an evening and you’ll experience one of the rides of your life. Expect a chaotic mixture of fractured guitar and mangled vocals, redolent of The Germs and early 90s US acts such as Scratch Acid and The Monorchid. Awesome stuff.
London based creeping witchcraftery! Brothers Lawrence (guitar/vocals) and Keebie (drums/vocals) are part of prog-regressive party disco band Cleckhuddersfax. Guitarist/vocalist Will is part of bluegrass-prog mash-up artists Man Aubergine. Witches' hats pulled down over the eyes, bare chests, swords, chants, wails, thumps and skree. A bit like Liars second LP but musically more accomplished and a million times more likely to make you dance.
SEPTEMBER 25, THE SOCIAL, NOTTINGHAM, £5 ADVANCE, 8PM
Advance tickets available from the Rockcity Box Office (0115 958 8484), www.gigantic.com (08713 100 000) and Selectadisc.