Damnably Presents 'Walpurgis Night' Alldayer w/ Crumbling Ghost, lazarus Clamp, smallgang, Former Utopia & more TBA May 2, Brixton Windmill.
Damnably Presents 'Walpurgis Night' Alldayer
Traditionally the night the dark forces assemble under the stars, we have resurrected some lesser spotted Monsters of Rock for a super fun alldayer at London's favorite venue.
Stewart Lee, Tom Ravenscroft & Stuart Maconie are big fans of this Doom, Prog, Sludge, English Folk-Metal cult supergroup who perform a very rare live show with rumours a new EP on the way.
'powerful and unsettling... Anybody interested in the uncanny zone of slippage between musical cultures and times occupied by artists as diverse as The Unthanks, Belbury Poly and Rose Kemp will find much to love in this album' - The Quietus
'a brilliant exploration of the menace lurking at the heart of the English pastoral. Forget wickerman folk, say hello to pitchfork prog.' - Classic Rock Presents PROG
English Post Punk long-stays play a rare live set. Their 6th album in 21 years 'The Bird is Not The Metaphor' is released on RSD and looks like this:
3-sided, 2×12″ 150Gram-Vinyl w/ real CD + bonus DL's
Recorded live to 2′ Tape (in an Oasthouse): CHECK
Mastered at Bob Weston’s Chicago mastering Service (by Matthew Barnhart): CHECK
Mad tunings, Baritone guitars and a Travis Bean(70’s metal necked bass): CHECK
Traynor, Selmer & Kelly ancient Valve Amp Heads: CHECK
One quiet member able to forge own FX Pedals: CHECK
Overly complex songs about serious things, sometimes loud: CHECK
21 Years existence & still unknown: CHECK
Stewart Lee is a Fan: CHECK
The Sunday Times “articulate and considered lyrics, softly but precisely intoned, over unexpectedly experimental textures and deconstructed skinny guitar licks, with folksy banjo flourishes and gently lowing strings.”
London's Post-Punk/Art-Rock Trio have a reputation for volcanic live shows. Shonen knife, Bitch Magnet and Geoff farina are fans.
NME ““Second full-length effort ‘san’ pinballs between Pavement, Wire and The Strokes, with a roll-call of special guests including Bitch Magnet’s Jon Fine, Shonen Knife’s Ritsuko Taneda and sometime My Bloody Valentine member Jen Macro”
Popmatters 7/10 “The main discriminant between a bluff and the worthwhile is quality, and smallgang have plenty of it.”
Louder Than War 8/10 “Put it on and just lose yourself in their sound”
East London Post Punk trio who've toured Europe, played Incubate and Handmade festivals and seen BBC6Music/XFm radio play.
The Line Of Best Fit (UK)"a gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee"
John Kennedy XFM Radio (UK)"FANTASTIC!"
Sodapop (IT)".the visibility they deserve is coming."
Americana (UK) 8/10 "mini masterpiece of lo-fi rumblings."
More acts to be announced + DJ's + Merch stalls