We Vs Death, smallgang, head of programmes, mordros @ Bardens this thursday! a cool night of deathly post rock, smoggy post punk, sonic youthy distorto pop and lovelyness
The Next Damnably GIG Is:
Damnably Presents… ‘We Vs Death’
w/ smallgang, Head of Programmes and Mordros
29th October – Barden’s Boudoir
8pm – £5.00 Advance £6.00 on the Door
We Vs Death (BEEP! BEEP! BACK UP THE TRUCK)
Formed in Utrecht Netherlands in 2000, the 5 piece originally called themselves Dylman’s Disco Method, but they quickly dropped this for We vs. Death when they discovered their talent for an intense and majestic form of post rock. Now, as the band release their second album A Black House, A Coloured Home, they have even stuck on a bit of singing! What will the post-rock scene make of it! Glorious!
“like a ghost story with a happy ending” Decoy Music
smallgang (Hooked Up)
North London art rockers have just finished their debut album ‘Labours’. The band are made up of half Japanese rock siblings Simon and Toshi, and married rhythm section Ruth and Matt. As you would expect from such close relationships, the band are tight and seem like almost one hive-minded on stage . They mine a smooth baritone voiced Smog-meets-Dinosaur Jr via the Go-Betweens distorto-pop sound and are set to break into your hearts this year and steal important bits.
“Smallgang have pop sensibilities with a forlorn twist. If you’re a regular All Tomorrows Parties punter then this slice of melancholy pop is for you” Artrocker
“… odd mash up of Pavement, Kings Of Leon and Smog esque vocals. Sounds crazy but it does work.” Norman Records
Head Of Programmes
…is essentially the alias of James MacGregor, a singer/songwriter based in South West England, who writes simple songs that wander the same paths of love, joy and failure profered by Smog or Sun Kill Moon, producing a beautiful sad alt-country meets indie rock sound. He has played shows with Mount Eerie/The Microphones, The Low Lows and Alisdair Roberts amongst others. Head Of Programmes debut release, The Magnetic South was released in Dec 2008 on FoundObjective.
“Magnificent…a timeless melancholy masterpiece” The Fly
“This band oozes the kind of stark, understated melancholy that the likes of Leonard Cohen, Smog and Red House Painters have turned into an art-form” 24/7 Magazine
“Better than Bon Iver” Tasty Fanzine
North London’s Sonic Youth-meets-Swirlies via Robert Wyatt. Ultra arty, no-waver, postslacker, Anglo/Swede boy-girl-boy-girl four piece. Beautiful music made by members of XFM/Radio One favorites Fantaplastic.
Plus! Damnably DJs!
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Damnably has forged the 44th episode of our NetRadio Podcast Show.You can download or stream it @ www.damnably.com We added in a special rarity at the end of the Podcast to celebrate the recent World International John Peel Day. Hope you like it!
Here are the tracklistings:
Damnably Radio 44
Built To Spill Pat There Is No Enemy(Warner Bros 2009) www.myspace.com/builttospill
The Glorytellers Blue Flag Atone (Southern 2009) www.myspace.com/glorytellers
The Mountain Goats Philippians 320-21 The Life Of The World to Come (4AD 2009) www.myspace.com/themountaingoats
MI-GU Emerging Pulling From Above (Commons 2009) www.myspace.com/migumusic
Construction and Destruction Signal Video Et Taceo (The Quarantine 2009)www.myspace.com/davidtrenaman.
Lazarus Clamp I Am The Police Against Entitlement (Little Red Rabbit 2009) www.littleredrabbit.co.uk/releases.html
Firehose Slackmotherfucker Live totem pole EP (Columbia 1992)
Built To Spill Aisle 13 There is no enemy (Warner Bros 2009)
The Glorytellers Hawaiian Sunshine Atone (Southern 2009)
Joel R L Phelps Always Glide The Downer Trio:3 (My Pal God Records 1998) www.myspace.com/joelrlphelps
The Wingdale Community Singers My Les Paul Spirit Duplicator (Scarlet Shame Records 2009) www.myspace.com/thewingdalecommunitysingers
Airport Girl Love goes on (The Go-betweens Cover)www.myspace.com/shamboliclofiindiepop
The Mountain Goats Mathew 2521 The Life Of The World To Come (4AD 2009)
Built To Spill Planting Seeds There Is No Enemy (Warner Bros 2009)
Special SECRET rarity to celebrate the World International John Peel Day 2009