BUMMER IN THE SUMMER
6 & 7 August 2009
Doors: 7.30pm - 1am
TICKET: £5.00 online for either night, or £8.00 for both nights: http://www.wegottickets.com/f/930
£7.00 on the door
PLUS DJ SETS FROM ART ROCKER MAGAZINE AND THE DRAYTONES
6 August 2009
Domino Effect’, was the debut single from the four-piece on Weekender records, it combined the soaring heartfelt vocals of lead singer Alex Ohms with Dean Bate’s punch-the-air guitar melodies.
The driving rhythm section of Chris Titley on bass and Dave O'Connor on drums provides a rigid backbone to their well-crafted songs.
Invitations to support fellow Midlanders the Twang and Editors came rolling in thick and fast. These were then followed by unforgettable gigs with Jack Penate, the Holloways, Little Man Tate, the Maccabees, Babyshambles, Supergrass and The Charlatans.
Robert Plant - Led Zeppelin
"There aren't really many good bands coming out of wolverhampton, just one great band called the Lines"
Denzil Watson - BBC Raw Talent
"With the band chemistry of The Libertines and the grove of The Stone Roses, the future looks bright for this Wolverhampton four-piece"
They depict hopes, fears, secrets and lies, last chances, missed opportunities, Saturday
night highs, Sunday morning lows, big dreams and small towns and the familiar yet eternal
theme of being fenced in and wanting out.
Manchester's Sycamore may just be trio, but don’t let this lull you into any sort of false sense of sonic security. Boom!. There’s just one guitar, but it’s whipped into the loudest, sweetest sounding scuzz of wah and scorched tube driven noise, maybe ever.
Sycamore are a very heavy, quite dark rock band and there’s also a bluesy, broken down rock and roll complexion to their moderately paced, suicide-romantic, explosions of sound.
Friday 7 August 2009
As befits a band who's had a U.K. hit dueting with Peter Doherty (on the sublime single "Their Way"), Littl'ans is no stranger to chaos. Its last British tour saw gigs canceled thanks to, amongst other things, an exploding gas canister and a double booking with 80s legend Echo and the Bunnymen. When it supported Babyshambles, it was subjected to the indignities of the rubber glove treatment after the bus it was travelling on was raided for drugs by the police. (The band was later released without charges.) Yet, Littl'ans, whose name is Cockney vernacular meaning "Little Ones," soldiers on gallantly. After all, in rock and roll the chaos is part of the deal. Four in number - singer and guitarist Andrew Aveling, drummer Ben Clarke, guitarist Alex Mahood and bassist Ryan Blagrove.
These days, Littl'ans erractically traverses the country playing doo-wop-influenced pop with the dazed, dark charm of a Syd Barrett or a Nick Drake. It's suprisingly delicate music for such a hard-living band - but then romance often exists in squalor."
ME TARZAN, YOU JANE:
A new project / performance from Archie Bronson Outfits Kristian Craig Robinson.
In Celebration of .. CUMBIA ..
WITH MAXIMUM RESPECT to
Mexican Cumbia Sound System Music,
and Argentina's Cumbia Nuevo
add a litlle LDN a bit of Tropicalism a splash of Acid Rave ..
Take it easy ..
we're taking this to the dance floor ...
Your Players for the evening
"Kristian Craig Robinson" aka Capitol K
expert Knob Twidelling
"Cibelle" // The Agitator FX and retro Juno Keys
Fast-paced and feisty, with hooks to impress serious musos and the melodies to keep the floating fans happy. Honeycube clearly have a lot of talent and ideas they want to show off. 'Rocky stompers with a dirty fuzzy garage sound. Filled with experimental sounds, excellent anthemic choruses and energy, I dare you not to sing along to.