Thursday 27th August
Big Hair Presents @ The Cellar
"Anyone who’s missed out on Einstellung’s
previous visits to town and has a love for all
things noisy and hypnotic should make
room for tonight in their diaries forthwith,
the Brummie quartet, featuring assorted exmembers
of Godflesh and Katastrophy
Wife, having utterly captivated us at 2007’s
Audioscope, followed by a show of serious
strength at the Wheatsheaf last year. Like
Kraftwerk’s ‘Autobahn’ re-imagined by
Smashing Pumpkins in their early grungepop
prime, Einstellung are a tightlyorchestrated
oppressive and delicate, from the twinkling
Neu! subtleties to the all-out pressure
cooker panzer rock crescendos. Theirs is a
monolithic, slow-building storm of the sort
that finds you enveloped and consumed by
the end so you end up nodding involuntarily
along as the ante is gradually raised." Nightshift August 09
One Unique Signal
inding myself up close and personal, I’m still impressed with their wall of sound, power and projection. People keep telling me to wear ear plugs at gigs and One Unique Signal are a band who could do some serious damage to your hearing.
One Unique Signal play with the ferocious detachment of men so far gone in possession that everything else has become irrelevant.
DROWNED IN SOUND
From Here We Run
Innocent and impossible not to love too are FROM HERE, WE RUN! If Young Marble Giants or Orange Juice came from Oxford and were brought up on Don Caballero rather than The Velvet Underground they couldn’t have sounded any better than this. Singer Pieteke’s mature voice and unconventional phrasing keeps the math element in check and hints at a band of greatness emerging.
Nightshift June '09
With young bands like From Here, We Run! around, the town’s music future is bright. Stylistically, they’ve been compared elsewhere with math rock, and at their best they are crisp and intricate, but without the dispassionate introversion which the moniker implies. The key is that all the tapping and complexities are treated as features in a smooth, brooding underlying landscape, rather than the be-all-and-end-all, making the music immediately approachable, without compromising its more jagged elements.
"OxfordBands Live Review (Punt 09)"
£2 a pint (fosters and John smiths
£5 B4 11pm £2 after
11pm - Big Hair Disco
DJ's playing Pop, Rock, Indie, 80’s & what not