http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk and local promoters http://www.myspace.com/onlyalternative team up to present:
Vessels/Stray Borders/ Screaming Eagle/ Joy Of Sex @ Ten Feet Tall Cardiff-28th of May 2008.
Entry : £4
The world famous Twisted by design indie disco in the basement.
Vessels are an experimental rock band (Martin Teff, Tim Mitchell, Tom Evans, Lee J. Malcolm, Peter Wright) from Leeds, who formed in 2005, and have since played at the Leeds and Latitude festivals, released two singles and recorded a full length album due for release in the spring through Cuckundoo records. They manage to show that you CAN have a variety of songs and still maintain your own identity as a band, and you CAN have post-rock with vocals, and you CAN be mellow and ambient one moment, and rocking out with planet sized riffs the next. With a string of dates lined up across the UK, catch them now before things explode and they vanish off around the world to show that the UK still has some life left in it yet.
''Dynamic post rock which stalks around your room before launching itself through a window.''
Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 1
In support are Stray Borders. The Cardiff based four awoke in 2006 as Stray Borders and over the last six months have; appeared on Cardiff Compliation "This Town Ain't Big Enough For The 22 Of Us", been voted demo of the week by Organ magazine, enjoyed air play on BBC Radio One, BBC Radio Wales, and other radio stations. They create beautiful, slow burning, epic, sounscapes. The borders "recall the best elements of Godspeed, Sonic Youth Slint and the Liars whilst maintaining an individual and intelligent sound."
Purveyors of slow-burning, mathematically precise alt-rock experiments that strongly recall the shrill distortion barrages of Sonic Youth...and we await further news from their dark camp with bated breath." BBC EXPOSURE
Artistic guitar work, raging bass lines, forceful beats and powerful lyrics unite Screaming Eagle into an epic power-trio. Forcing themselves vehemently into the awaiting ears of an ever-expanding and eager public and armed with one of the most exciting debuts to come out of South Wales for a long time, they prepare to take their sound to the people.
Emerging in autumn 2005 and comprising of Nikolai Ribnikov, Thomas Jones and Jason Young, Screaming Eagle recently completed their first full-length album at the renowned Mighty Atom Studios. Already garnering critical acclaim before its release, 'Wake Up The Dawn' delivers melodic intensity with an aggressive edge.
"This Welsh trio offers a tasty blend of jazz rhythms and swaggering stoner riffs."
JOY OF SEX
Opening the show are new Cardiff three piece Joy Of Sex, their taught, angular songs are influenced by Wire, PiL and the Swans. They agree on several things. Short songs, rhythm, repetition, noise, form meeting function, newness not novelty, equality, clang, scrape and bang. That is the Joy of Sex.