Some kind of Crushing Death & grief event
EUX AUTRES + BETTY AND THE WEREWOLVES
Mar 3rd @ The Corner House, Newmarket Rd, Cambridge
8:00 pm, £5 adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/108051
Eux Autres are makers of exuberant, perky tunes with an alkaline heart. The band was formed by dislocated Nebraskan brother and sister Heather and Nicholas Larimer in San Francisco, and more recently they were joined by drummer Yoshi Nakamoto from The Aislers Set and Still Flyin’. Eux Autres write compact songs with sparse instrumentation. Their music has been unfairly described as “fun.” But while the surface of the songs might seem nonchalant, the lyrics offer skewed observations and fierce barbs. Most of their songs are about a) military history b) being “done wrong” or c) sports. The band sounds like the unrequited love song Doug Martsch would have penned for Francoise Hardy. Their latest collection of downer-pop, ‘Broken Bow’, has just been released by WIAIWYA.
BETTY AND THE WEREWOLVES
Fuzzed-up Grrrl pop racing straight at you like Talulah Gosh on an careering night bus. BATW sing songs about getting dumped at tube stations and falling in love with proper pop stars and put them out on glittery vinyl – pretty twee, right? Yet is also no word of a lie that they are Fucked Up’s favourite band. Thinking about it, loads of punk bands seem to love them along with all the indie kids, it’s like the perfect storm. Whooping, howling, thrashy guitars, garage rhythms, moreish tunes and boozy party fun are all present, plus a few highbrow literary allusions.