On April 2nd New Weird Nottingham and Three Cheers present at The Chameleon...
GIRL'S NAMES (Tough Love/Captured Tracks)
'Girls Names are from Belfast. I can see the sense in that. That sound of outlying indiepop not quite from the centre, a Postcard from the margins, as indiepop should be – once was – evoking Orange Juice and K Records and The Go Betweens and everyone else that didn’t care if the world listened, even though it did anyway, and hard.'
12" on Captured Tracks in the near future.
Tough love: http://toughloverecords.com/2010/01/09/girls-names-graveyard/
LA LA VASQUEZ (Captured Tracks)
'Get on the party train with La La Vasquez. After playing their first show at Upset The Rhythm's Yes Way last year they've run riot in sweaty rooms up (and sometimes down) the UK matching laid-back vocal harmonies with wicked shouts. Now they're moving on from their savage days with a melodic set of fuzzy jams that are a must hear in 2010. Au Pairs, Young Marble Giants, Bikini Kill, K Records. . . whatever, they love that stuff but they're on their own track. 3 Parts girl, 2 Parts beer, 1 Part Cider, all rulin'.
Releases forthcoming on M'lady's, Captured Tracks and Savoury Days
Two people who play 5 instruments live plus voices, loops recorded live, etc. They have played many times in festivals like Sónar or Primavera Sound, and have toured and opened for Lightning Bolt, Yellow Swans, Peter Brötzmann, etc.
Za!'s last album was rated nr.2 in the list of the best spanish albums of 2009 and one of the best albums of the century: http://www.enmediodellimbo.com/2010/01/07/lo-mejor-del-2009-para-rockdelux/
BRUCE 'N' CARL
Brilliantly snotty retarded garage punk from one member of the Hipshakes and one of their biggest fans.
Plus DJ sets from...
NEW WEIRD NOTTINGHAM SOUNDSYSTEM
Chameleon has a 1.30AM curfew this night so let's make this into a late night party show.
Four pounds on the door