WHEN: Thursday 4 November 2010
WHERE: Cargo, London, Rimington Street, Shoreditch
HOW MUCH: £10.00 (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/87861) or £12.00 on the door (may well sell out before reaching door)
...Indeed, it's been a long strange trip for Warlocks leader Bobby Hecksher since his band played their first gig on July 4th, 1998. Hecksher, who moved to California from Florida in the late '80s, formed his first group shortly after arriving. Charles Brown Superstar issued two singles and two full-length albums before calling it a day. Hecksher was later invited to play on Beck's Stereo Pathetic Soul Manure (Flipside), then -- along with James Ambrose -- formed Magic Pacer, who waxed two albums for Win Records before Hecksher splintered off to do his own thing. Over the course of several years and many personnel changes, Hecksher eventually formed his eight-piece band, calling them the Warlocks, a moniker that had been previously used by early incarnations of both the Velvet Underground and the Grateful Dead. While no one will mistake them for a Deadhead band, the Warlocks' earliest recordings do often sound like they're channeling a fever-soaked Velvet Underground (circa White Light, White Heat), while drawing further influence from space rock, prog, and Krautrock bands (including Neu! and Hawkwind). The Warlocks subsequently emerged as leading lights on the Los Angeles music scene in 1999-2000, and in October 2000 Hecksher signed a two-album production deal with America's oldest indie label, the Burbank-based Bomp!, who issued their self-titled debut EP in early 2001. Hecksher has also produced a 16mm short for "Cocaine Blues," which features cameo appearances by Hecksher and friends (including Rivers Cuomo of Weezer).
THE TAMBORINES are a fuzz rock band raised on a diet of underground indie, Bergman movies and distorted guitars, which came to being when the duo Lulu Grave and Henrique Laurindo started recording some songs on a 4 track in their own bedroom in West London. Their live shows have been described as a scalding blast of sculptured noise that best resembles the sweet kiss-punch of the Velvet Underground. The band is releasing their debut album 'Camera & Tremor' on 2 August, which follows from critically acclaimed Sally O'Gannon/Be Around released on Sonic Cathedral and 31st Floor/Come Together on the bands own imprint Beat-Mo records.
"There is an alarming beauty to The Tamborines. A beauty that I really can't put my finger on, but probably lies in the simple way The Tamborines musically glow, and then disarm you with their obvious greed for pop ambition."
"Sounds like the Byrds on very bad acid. Amazing."
"You see, what The Tamborines have mastered here could be summed up as the art of simple arithmetic; White Noise + Immobile Drone x Pop Sensibility = The Most Exciting Tune since heroin was considered _so_ passe"
Drowned In Sound
"Insanely catchy chorus + INCREDIBLY LOUD GUITARS = perfect pop music"
The Koolaid Electric Company
The Koolaid Electric Company: The Bedfordshire psychedelic rock collective are a wall of sound but one that can be enjoyed not endured. Every part complementing the other.These songs are beautifully simple but yet full of hooks, haunting vocals and soaring guitars the entire soundscape conducted by the guitar wielding 6ft 3 front man.
Reminiscent of Ride, Hawkwind and The Jesus And Mary Chain. However, they are breaking new ground here. This is more intense. Serious