On the 28th October 2008 The British Expeditionary Force (ex YCNI:M and My Architects) are playing a show at the Water Rats Theatre in Kings Cross headlining the 3rd Erased Tapes Record night!
This show coinsides with a sweep of UK shows throughout the end of October/November that The BEF are playing.
'It's something of a relief when The British Expeditionary Force arrive. After just a couple of practices, yourcodenameis:milo's guitarist Justin Lockey and his band already sound superb, splicing together electronic and organic music to create gripping, shape-shifting indie.' (8/10) – Rock Sound Live
'Roll on Chapter Two!' (8/10) - Top 5 Album Of The Month, NME
'Chapter One: A Long Way From Home is both accessible and absorbing; there's little need to repeatedly return to the record to discover its truest treasures.' (8/10) - Drowned In Sound
'A plausible triumph. The BEF have set the building blocks for a long-lived future!' (8/10) - Future Music '
Other acts on the bill are Codes In The Clouds, Kyte and Rival Consoles!
Codes In The Clouds
'Kent based 5-piece Codes In The Clouds drift effortlessly between experimental, instrumental and post-rock, with their harmonious and blissed-out sound. It's very pretty music which is liable to explode any minute. If you still can’t imagine intense music without vocals then you will be surprised how easily these boys will let you forget this prejudice.'
'With an average age of only 20, Kyte have crafted a collection of epic pop songs with a mastery beyond their years. Recalling the glacial soundscapes of Sigur Rós, the bombast of Mew and the melodic sensibility of Death Cab For Cutie, Kyte’s songs will resonate with all fans of beautiful and ambitious pop music.'
'The sound of a drum machine smacked by a serial killer invades these harrowing instrumentals making your every waking moment like walking down a darkened street to the sound of rustling bushes. An impressive selection!' - New Noise
'Ryan Lee West crafts here a splendid example of modern electronic music at its most interesting and yet, he manages to keep his work accessible and enjoyable.' – The Milk Factory
'Another impressive feather in the Leicester boffin’s cap.' (7/10) – Rock Sound