[b]the gentle invasion presents
with The Oates Field & Fuzzystar
Wee Red Bar
(74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DF)
Golden Grrrls are Ruari, Eilidh and Lorna. They are from Glasgow. Not all of them are girls. They make an awesomely infectious racket - noisy, fuzzy, and messy, but with closer attention to pop sensibilities than their Riot Grrrl-inspired monicker suggests. (It really is a fantastic name.)
Already catching the attention of Vice magazine, having released a 7" on Night School records, and - true to the C86 vibe - a split tape on Suplex Cassettes.
"So into this mega fuzzy pop, equal parts Scottish twee and grunge and full of a DIY zest that seems super Glaswegian... a little bit of grid paper for healthy measure and also that C86 weak DIY lilt to the riffs and vocals that gets covered up by awesome guitar/vocal harmonies and melodies." - Rose Quartz
[b]The Oates Field[/b]
The Oates Field is the current guise for the seemingly limitless output of songwriter and all round good egg Alan Oates (Come In Tokyo, Road to Tokyo, Little Pebble). He's a a long-time luminary of the Fence Collective, and with has an affection for the DIY music culture all of his own - founding the Leith Tape Club (where shows are recorded and archived onto cassette tape), and recording and releasing the bulk of his rather expansive back catalogue himself. This latest incarnation combines the brutal honesty of some of Little Pebble's lyrics, with the sheer abrasive force of Come In Tokyo.
Opening, we have a welcome return to Edinburgh for Fuzzystar, who has been whoring his ramshackle indie-pop wares round London these last few years. Edinburgh certainly is a sunnier place to be since he got back.