UPSILON ACRUX OCTOBER UK TOUR
3-Liverpool*/** (All-day fest @ The Kazimier)
7-Leeds* (+ That Fucking Tank + Cowtown @ Brudenell)- http://www.wegottickets.com/event/58045
* With The Laze
** With HEALTH
Upsilon Acrux (Los Angeles) is an instrumental quintet (dual guitars, keyboards, bass and drums). They are one of the most creative and original of the shockingly large number of great post-punk, avant-garde rock bands today and are regulars of the now legendary Smell venue in L.A. This is their sixth album of explosive, intense and surprisingly beautiful intricate, instrumental rock. UA continue to develop their uncompromising sound and intense live shows/tours with such acts as The Boredoms, The Ruins, Mission of Burma, the Locust, Don Caballero, Bad Dudes, the Fucking Champs, Dillinger Escape Plan, Cattle Decapitation, Black Heart Procession, Hella, Lightning Bolt, Marnie Stern, Flying Luttenbachers, Orthrelm, Time of Orchids, Experimental Dental School, Truman's Water and Mick Barr.
"...a stunning example of both virtuosity and clever composition...amazing, and amazingly consistent...." – All Music Guide
"Seldom is music so challenging also so easy to listen to." – Prefix
“The best new band in California” – Bobby Bray (The Locust)
"Mixing instrumental complexity within highly structured mini epics...these guys sweat and spray us with the results." – Modern Drummer
"... [they] have the ability to make instrumental music interesting at any speed. It’s Upsilon Acrux’s songwriting that sets them apart, not flashy instrumentalism or fiery bombast" --Dusted Magazine
"...weird and playful and glowing, a much-needed antidote to the normally sober world of instrumental progressive rock" --Prefix Magazine
Tour Support: THE LAZE
A Wirralien 6-piece with Progressive/Soundtrack & Science Fiction/Psychedelic allusions. Melodic guitar, cosmic synths, screaming sax and pounding rhythms conspire to rewire neural pathways. Enmeshed in Liverpool's avant-garde scene (a.P.A.t.T., Mugstar, Zukanican et al). The Laze have also played with the likes of Acid Mothers Temple, Circulus, Damo Suzuki, Diagonal, Gonga, The Mae Shi, Polar Bear, Pulled Apart By Horses, Rolo Tomassi & Vialka.
The Laze will be promoting their forthcoming LP "Spacetime Fabric Conditioner".
"What begins as John Carpenter ’70s horror-house thumps, soon transmogrifies into medieval prog-rave vs. whimsical melodic alien folk that teases and taunts the artwork from Hawkwind LPs into life" - www.20jazzfunkgreats.co.uk
"Sonny Crocket speeding in his Ferrari after
witnessing his love-interest-du-jour blow up at the hand of some drug cartel." - Steve Moore (Zombi)
"Musically-amorphous prog sextet The Laze confuse and engage in equal measure" - The Fly
"MgCl2 (sea salt) + H2O (steam) = MgO (periclase) + 2HCl (HCl gas)" - www.volcanolive.com