www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk presents sleek minimalist pop band Love Inks from Texas with support from HMS Morris and Oh Peas, at Cardiff's Four Bars, Dempseys on Saturday the 29th of November.
Entry: £5adv / £6 doors
Love Inks is a minimalist pop group making music that harkens back to early 80s UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch’s Roadhouse.
"Somewhere between the sparse feel of Young Marble Giants and the whisper of the xx" TLOBF
The group’s sleek, needle-precise sound comes distinctly from Austin, Texas. It is a combination of guitar, played quietly but as if from a 12-foot deep well, and bass, creating both tension and melodic releas...e when necessary, in conjunction with an electronic drum machine. The triangle is only completed by Sherry LeBlanc’s voice, which leads the listener through every song — whether it be mellow or dark.
These three elements together make up LOVE INKS. Their use of silence and their approach to instrumentation, while sometimes coming across as confrontational, makes their music direct and sincere.
The band releases their new album EXI on 8th September on Republic of Music. It sees them returning to the minimalist aesthetic and sound fans fell in love with on Love Inks' 2011 debut E.S.P.
Album stream on The Quietus: thequietus.com/articles/16144-love-inks-exi-album-stream
Little over a year ago, Heledd Watkins was on finger picking duties as bass player for the much gentler singer songwriter Emmy the Great. She moved on to take the reigns as front woman of this more guitar driven, home grown three piece. With delicious melodies complemented by swirling psych rhythms, dreamy synths and swelling vocal harmonies. HMS Morris been tipped by Huw Stephens, praised by bloggers from their trips to London. Members Sam and Wil Roberts also of Mwsog and Wilma Sands complete the three piece, each bringing his own distinctive style to bear on HMS Morris’s unique twang.Their recent single 'I Grind My Teeth / I Dream of the Diner '' clearly depicts why they are ones to keep your eyes on... https://soundcloud.com/hmsmorris
Opening the show is Oh Peas Oh Peas! is Rosie Smith from Cardiff artpop twosome Totem Terrors, she crafts unique 'bedroom lo-fi sadpop', that has characterised releases such as her album 'Shades of Intolerance and recent EP 'Year of the Horse'. http://ohpeas.bandcamp.com/