Friday 7th November 2008 - Forest of Sound present:
James Yates [www.myspace.com/jamesplaysthedrumsbadly]
This young man's solo show is something to behold - organic electronics, perfect drums, spot on percussion and mad-as-a-hatter inventiveness. James has perfected the kind of music made famous by Four Tet, Battles and Mice Parade... but the difference is that he plays it all live, on his own, with no computers involved. Trust us - live, he is jaw-droppingly good.
Super tight, angular, super catchy, inventive, super fun... Moleck are a mighty fine band - hugely poweful guitar + guitar + bass + drums combinations throw themselves around with reckless abandon, but somehow manage to be as tight and insistently fun as it's possible to be. And they definitely don't forget the melodies and the songs either.
Simple - two people - drums, guitar, two voices. Together they make brilliantly catchy, angular pop rythyms that splice in to that "what just happened there?!?" moments of change. They're huge amounts of fun, and you should come and watch them.
Cigars of the Pharoah [www.myspace.com/cigarsofthepharoah]
Long, gorgeous melancholy soundscapes... scattering beats... the inspiration of late nights listening Boards of Canada, GY!BE, and tape hiss... it's all here, given just the right time to breath, and lovingly created by one man.
208 Woodhouse Lane
£4 on the door
Tel: (0113) 2453980 / e-mail: email@example.com