Thursday 29th May
Big Hair@ The Cellar, Oxford
"...punchy and pop-infected, akin to The Futureheads poising notes at sharper angles. Ditch the doubts at the door: expect to be impressed."
"...the whole thing's held together by some of the jerkiest guitar work this side of a Jade Tree compilation."
"A curious combo of At The Drive-In and Interpol, splashed with a bit of Foals-ian mathletics, tight and adventurous, Wintermute are cool."
“they look like a bunch of very talented tramps..."
- Contact Music
Finally for the band of the moment, These Monsters, I cannot stress how good they were tonight, you must, infact have to see this band live
- Sandman Magazine
Time has frozen as witnesses halt in their tracks, intoxicated by the heady miasma of jizz-post-rock resonance both comforting and devestating
- The Fly Magazine
one of the most interesting and engaging instrumental acts I’ve heard from the UK in a long fucking time – no word of a lie
Over and over These Monsters deliver a crashing landscape of deft intensity and unparalleled creativity. As far as debut releases go, few are as stunning or ambitious as These Monsters. I'm hard pressed to align These Monsters with another UK band, because frankly there aren't any other UK artists I've heard doing anything remotely similar. In that aspect, they join the ranks of 65 Days of Static and Blueneck for outright creativity.
- Decoy Music
"Local boys Hreda dish out some cinematic sonic landscapes, this time
featuring a cellist that thickens up the mix, but at the same time lightens
the weight of the zigzagging dueling guitars. Their songs tend to whirl
about like speedy snails trails with swelling flights of release."
-Drowned in Sound
+ DJ's Playing rock indie 80's and stuff
£1.50 a pint all night
Doors open @ 8:30pm