WAVVES (San Diego, CA)
Super lo-fi garage-pop from San Diego that’s full of sun-kissed melodies on top of trash can guitars and blown out drums.
Based out of San Diego, Nathan Williams-who goes by the name Wavves-exemplifies every pastiche anyone in their mid 20’s has been through musically. Whether it be hearing your dad play that early Beach Boys tape one too many times or wearing out your older brothers copy of Nevermind in 5th grade before discovering the Pixies, Wavves isn’t afraid to shy away from throwing it all into his distorted blender of sound. Releases via Woodsist, Tic Tac Totally, Young Turks and De Stijl.
THE HIPSHAKES (Sheffield)
Sheffield 3-piece who make awesome raucous snotty punk in the vein of The Gories, the Oblivians and Black Lips. Releases via Tic Tac Totally and Goner Records.
All girl lo-fi punk which leans heavily to the pop-side. think early gg allin 'don't talk to me' era mixed with a total noh mercy meets mika miko vibe - look out for 2009 long-player on u.s. label De Stijl.
BROKEN ARM (Leeds)
A meeting of punk, post punk, and garage, along the lines of Pissed Jeans/Wrangler Brutes/Dead Kennedys/Electric Eels/Flipper. From Leeds and featuring members of Woman and Sailors.
LOVVERS (DJ SET)
At the Chameleon Arts Cafe
8pm Start, £5 on the Door