Secret Knowledge presents
Love Is All + Ill Ease + Black Time
Guest DJ : Helen Shrag
Advance: £9 from We Got Tickets
LOVE IS ALL
Swedish scatty and fizzily energetic, sax-toting, punk-pop starlets formed from the ashes of Girlfrendo, playing from their terrific, intoxicating debut album, 'Nine Times That Same Song' and the newly released follow-up “A Hundred Things Keep Me Up At Night”, a danceable blend of C86-styled pop, Bow Wow Wow, The Slits and Arcade Fire.
“an ebullient burst of noise and confusion, the base elements of twee – lo-fi aesthetic, lovelorn confusion, self-depreciation – spun into something utterly berserk.” (Drowned In Sound)
Ill Ease is one-woman band Elisabeth Sharp, born as a recording project when an old 8-track, a haunted piano and a guitar amp with no off-switch for the vibrato were left in an abandoned auto shop in Brooklyn. Since then, Ill Ease has gone live and toured across the States and Europe several times in "a flurry of intoxication". The live show is Rolling Stones 45s all scratched and skipping to a noisy New York beat. Dancey dissonance that won't stumble home. A one-piece that sounds like a 5 piece. Spazzy drum grooves with krazy guitar and bass riffs looped on top like sugar smacks.
“Like a Moldy Peach playing patty-cake with Can. Bad times never seemed so good” - Spin
Featuring former members of The Action Time (Southern Records) and The Hotwires (ArtRocker), Black Time indulge their love for LA underground punk legends Crime and obscure, forgotten classic punk 45s. Signed to the ultra-hip In The Red imprint they mix punk sneer and J. Spencer/Pussy Galore trash in a maelstrom to white noise rock'n'roll that makes those early Fall and Cramps albums sound over-produced (AND tame).
“Genius… the band on everyone's lips, whispering comparisons to Crime, Pussy Galore, The Fall, The Real Losers, and more.” (Terminal Boredom)