w/ Sailplanes, Casa Bonita, Black International, Sell Crazy, Episode One, Arclight
Only £3 entry. Starts at 6pm, so get there early!
London quartet The Sailplanes celebrated releasing their noisy, Sonic Youth-y debut LP ‘A second, or ten years later’ a few years back by moving to Berlin. They moved back to Blighty after a bit, to start work on another one, but this time around they’re into songs. I reckon they sound like a load of post-punk bands such as Swell Maps, The Raincoat and The Slits, with elements of slightly more recent stuff like Life Without Buildings
Formed from the ashes of southern mathrock types the Illuminati 3 and yellow playdoh; Lightning Bolt, Pixies, Melvins & Future Of The Left-influenced riffage.
Black International are a 3-piece group based in Edinburgh. The group played their debut gig at Edinburgh College of Art, where they had previously studied.
"By shovelling fuzzed-up guitars and clattering drums down an acrid hole of industrialised post-punk, the Edinburgh based trio make for a welcome antithetical thrill compared to the city's gentle folk exterior." - Under the Radar
The finest jerky-indie-pop from Berkshire (and Hackney) you'll hear all year. Three-part harmonies, two-part rhythm section, and plenty of Guitar Clang. Oh, and songs about girls, obviously.
Episode One are a rock and roll band from North West London who play loud, distorted pop songs. It’s all about the DIY and not taking longer than a song to soundcheck. It’s all about coastal explosions, elephants and girls that are dangerous. It’s all about the fall about, the laugh about, the rock about.
Hailing from all corners of London Arclight experiment with mind altering melodies and flowing rhythms. Songs that will drift you off to another place and send you hurtling back to reality with a bump. Lo-fi, indie, shoegaze. This will be their debut gig.