FRIDAY 29TH MAY 2009
+ guest support
BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB, LEEDS
Tickets £8 adv...
Available from Seetickets - http://www.seetickets.com/S.Asp?A=Chrom … amp;P=5938
Wegottickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/48816
Crash Records - (0113 2436743) - http://crashrecords.co.uk/online/section.php?xSec=25
and Jumbo Records (0113 2455570).
CHROME HOOF were birthed as Brothers and Sisters in the middle eons, shrouded in mystery by billowing smoke, and blinding all bewildered onlookers with piercing shards of silvery light. Amongst the dry deserts of distant space, a 14ft ram with soul-shredding laser eyes made haste untoward the Stool of Time, crushing it with a steaming pile. And thus, time was frozen and many lands and oceans were forgotten. Rats knawed cables and spread disease, unaffected as they are by the powers of any egg-timer. Cloaked in chrome, compressing the synergies of the universe, an unquantifiable orchestra and their entourage liquidised into a molten broth and projected far into the future. As the space-time continuum was gradually stitched together, life began to spring, spawning whispers of the glitter-hoofed apocalypse of doomed euphoria. With dizzying thunder and the strength of the furnace of the cosmos, CHROME HOOF will burn you to ash and sniff you up with the pay cheque, but it's always worth considerable pain and untimely death for the best party in town!
Gubbins and points of reference: Sun Ra, ESG, Goblin, Parliament, Funkadelic, Black Sabbath, Grace Jones, Zappa, Aqsak Maboul, Henry Cow, Rock In Opposition, Spinal Tap. Progressive, Doom, Norwegian Metal, Funk, Psyche, Grind, Jazz, Zeuhl, RIO, Avant, Electro, Techno, Acid House, Post-Punk, Classic Rock, NWBHV, Pop, Freak Disco, Glam, Krautrock, Canterbury Scene. Bass, drums, guitars, bassoon, sax, trumpet, keyboards, violin, percussion, samplers, five or six vocalists tackling sprawling obelisk-like arrangements and stuttering progressive break-downs in un-holy time signatures with consumerate ease and attention. Costumes, dancers, stunts, props, story-telling bards, uncompromising spectacle, mayhem. Rise Above Records, Southern Records. Members and ex-members of Cathedral / Spektrum / Trespass / Kruton / 5 Mic Cluster / Binary Chaffinch / Conmungos / Invasion (etc). Collaborated with Cluster, invited to play with Sunn0))), Jarvis Cocker, Add N To X, personally chosen to support The Klaxons on tour in 2007, headline Tapestry Festival three times, Meltdown Festival curated by Jarvis Cocker, Portishead's A Nightmare Before Xmas, SXSW, Offset, Dot To Dot, (and countless other festivals).
KERRANG - 4/5 K's - A Fractured endlessly interesting collision of disco shine and metallic grind.
UNCUT - 4/5 - A fabulously bizarre mix of parliament sequins 'n' psychedelic pazzaz, seamlessly punctuated with prog-inspired passages of thunderous conceit and delusional grandeur...the album as a whole is magnificently marshalled and digitalised for immaculate 21st Century consumption.