Wednesday 16th July
Brew Records Presents
The Brudenell Social Club - £5adv, £6 doors. Tickets here:
Alternatively you can get them from our myspace
Jumbo & Crash will be in this weekend
Poster Design by the fantastic Gareth Brew - http://www.garethbrew.com (complete coincidence his surname is brew....)
I missed these the last time they we round supporting iliketrains, twas in the big smoke so very much looking forward to this show!
"Unashamedly epic and unrelentingly beautiful" NME
"debut single 'Planet' resembles the slow building sonic explosions of Mew" The Fly
"It's positively hymnal, like Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation played in a church"
"An absolutely amazing band making amazing music" 4MUSIC
"soon it won’t just be the casual MySpace user who knows about Kyte’s ethereal majesty." Ameliasmagazine.com
"Not since the Arcade Fire have we felt in the presence of such a spooky, eerie, enigmatic band." thisisfakediy
"epic math-rock guitars with looped synths and odd beats to goosebump-inducing effect" Krugermagazine
"Epic, glacial soundscapes tempered by warm, wonky electronica" Time Out
"A great debut." Mixmag
Her Name Is Calla
This band need no introduction really, they are sheer blood passion, they melted my face off at the concur single launch in march and i'm over the moon to have to on the Brudenell stage once again!
Here's some heritage reviews...buy buy buy!
"The Heritage takes a step back into much darker, more harrowing territory and is all the more interesting a record for it. What it is is a brooding masterpiece of gothic post rock."
Die Shellsuit, Die!
"This extremely talented band, fundamentally experimental in nature, defies any attempt to describe them using only one set of adjectives.....I guess what I’m saying is this: Her Name Is Calla is a brilliant band with an even more brilliant future ahead of them. This album comes extremely recommended."
The Silent Ballet
"The Heritage is a monumental effort which needs to be absorbed in its entirety......Truly Staggering"
"Suffice to say, there had to be a step forward at some point, and clearly this is it."
Born in 1982 to an English father and a French mother, Fran Rodgers was raised with her twin sister in an old mining town in Nottinghamshire. Hours spent listening to her parents records inspired a love of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and, later, the likes of Nick Drake, Nick Cave and Jeff Buckley. Following a move to Leeds in 2000 Fran discovered a passion for singing and, self-taught on the guitar, she began to write. Like many of her influences she performs alone, transporting the listener into the fragile world she paints of love, loss and hope.
Fran Rodgers is a breath of fresh air in a world dominated by Rock and Pop. Her music is timeless, her lyrics engaging, her voice pure and graceful. She is a rare talent, whose music will pull at the heart strings and leave its mark on the listener long after the final notes have faded away.
The basis of Glissando has always been built around Elly May Irving and Richard Knox. Previous years have been spent adding and subtracting members, playing shows here and there; some improvised, some not so. The duo have released a number of very limited edition CDR's on Gizeh and Loom, and last year gathered together a body of previous work to release 'Loves Are Like Empires', a wonderfully packaged CDR of old recordings, demos and live performances.
The path of Glissando to this point has often been a rocky one. Last year Elly and Richard's long term relationship broke down and Glissando's future was thrown into huge doubt. There was a lot of soul-searching to be done around that time but some light was found as a support slot to the wonderful Stars of the Lid was offered at the beautiful Holy Trinity Church in Leeds. This moment was too good to pass and the show was probably the best of the band's career to date. A corner was turned and Glissando's future suddenly looked a damn sight brighter. Plans were made to go and record in Leicester with Tom Morris (Her Name is Calla) and this period of enlightenment turned out to be 'With Our Arms Wide Open We March Towards the Burning Sea'. With help from some beautiful friends, what once seemed destined for failure now has limitless ambitions.