THURSDAY JULY 9TH @ MAD FERRET
We welcome BILGE PUMP (from Leeds) to headline this one!
The band are signed to 'Gringo Records'.
"Brace yourselves, lock up the liquor cabinet, and throw logic out the window, because Bilge Pump is comin' atcha with a hardcore ear-assaulting noisy punk rock free-for-all. Indecipherable shouted vocals -- sort of like David Yow from The Jesus Lizard singing through a sweaty Army vest -- a rambling, almost free-jazz bass line, shrieking guitars, and racing apoplectic drums come together for... cacophony. Fierce!"
Imagine a boiling-over bastard concoction of all the best bits of The Jesus Lizard, Led Zeppelin, The Fall, Blue Cheer, Funkadelic and King Crimson. A thick broth of art-punk fractured progressive noise, condensed into atonal pop songs free of power chords. Nitro-fuelled avant-jazz rhythms create enough structural form amongst the twisted guitar and off-the-cuff witticisms to provide an uncanny ability to incite dancing! It doesn't matter how wired or weird Bilge Pump get; behind the progressive noise there are clear, distinctive, memorable songs: a rare and winning combination!
They have probably played with, dismayed and blown away all your favourite bands (take your pick from Lightning Bolt, Erase Errata, Part Chimp, Trans Am, The Mars Volta, Hella, Foals, Get Hustle, Les Savy Fav, Enon). They will probably make you want to quit playing music, but you'll get over it. They may not have done an interview in a magazine for you to read. But they probably are the best thing you've ever heard, and if you haven't heard them, they probably are the best thing you've never heard, and if you've never heard them, you probably should, and here's your chance!
Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt admitted he's a one-trick-drum-pony compared to Bilge's Neil Turpin in a Pitchfork interview after they played together in 2006.
Main support on the night now comes from COWTOWN! (from Leeds).
"Cowtown will not only make you smile but they will riotously pace around your bedroom at the same time. Combining down tuned chords with acres of gargantuan razor sharp electronics their contagious spaz rock grips tight like a vice. Perfectly at home with extroverted spiky instrumentals as they are with outrageous punk vocals and Casio keyboards" - Subba Cultcha
"One minute we are blasted with a lo-fi soundalike of (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction, the next, the earlobes take a battering with skronky keyboards. The real secret, though, is that underneath the matching knitwear and fuck-fi recording techniques, these skronky keyboards contain the catchiest, danceable-est 30-second anthems this side of Kraftwerk." - Contact Music
Plus we have the delights of PTERODACTYLS.
“Spaghetti western punk, twisted humour, black suits, played out with aplomb.”
... and also 1.21 GIGAWATTS.
“Fun, pop-infused, guitar laden, scatological, unhinged, alt-indie architecture”
First band on stage at 8.30pm precisely.
Entry is a peachy £4.
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