Silver Rocket vs Damnably with BigJoan/Lazarus Clamp/Herzoga/Former Utopia plus Silver Rocket Dj's/DJ Debbie Smith & DJ George gargan
Silver Rocket/Damnably Presents
@The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street 020 7359 6191
Highbury and Islington Tube
Friday April 17th
Entry £6 or £5 with a flyer or £3 with membership
Favourites of the late John Peel and Huw Stephens, this Bristolian four piece Big Joan are a woman fronted bass heavy post punk band who celebrate their 10 birthday and the release of their second album at this rare London show.
Lazarus Clamp 15 year, 5 Album long career has gear-shifted through irascible math-rock, haunting country, quirky pop, ferocious post-punk, and irresistibly purty folky lo-fi. Pioneering a unique wonkilly-elaborate English sound coupled with deep songs of great substance.
Left-handed, upside-down guitar playing North-easterner Michael L. Clamp, has a history of being ahead of the packhaving: played SXSW in 2000 (before it was fashionable), and released an updated cover of a 200-year-old English folk ballad ('Some Rivals') in 2003, a good 3 years before Folk Britannia exploded!
Lazarus Clamp are one of the finest British bands, who have played with, and won the respect of Giant Sand, Cat Power, Chris Brokaw, The Mekons, Songs:Ohia, Richard Buckner, The New Year, Thee More Shallows, Laura Cantrell and Black Heart Procession. Perhaps it is about time they won yours.
Lazarus Clamp are one of the minor, undiscovered, rough-cut gems of British independent music. Drowned In Sound.
"Rather wonderful." The Big Issue.
Lazarus Clamp post-rock triumphantly.” NME.
"Delicate and subtle dynamics." The Guardian.
Cobridge based fuzzy three piece.
Like early Art Brut wrestling with a pub outing of psychiatrists - Steve Lamacq
"Not a second is wasted on this crucial, inventive unit. Think Art Brutish vox over Awful Sparksish quirkiness." Artrocker
Radio 6/Resonance FM featured East London born, X-Lazarus Clamp bassist is a genre defying intelligent edgy song smith that producing the kind of mortally sad, black humoured alt. folk that reminiscent of Lambchop, Mountain Goats and on occasion Shellac. He has gigged with Chris Brokaw, The Thalia Zedek band, Swell, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) P.W Long, David Grubbs and backed Damo Suzuki with Cosmic Shenngy.
"like (smog) on holiday in shellac" Drowned in Sound
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