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Present A God Is In The CD launch night.
23rd of April- Chapter Arts Cardiff.
Tickets on sale now at;
029 2030 4400
8 - 10.20pm
The Swear, are a grrrl-fronted four-piece from South London, they mesh Dischord-style D.I.Y punk and scratchy new wave pop to create an energetic and sharp live experience. They appeared upon the NMEâ€™s compilation of the year in 2005 alongside the likes of Art brut and Bloc Party. A track from their highly acclaimed â€œRepeat It Repeat itâ€? EP is slated to appear on â€œGodIsInTheCdâ€? a charity compilation of bands. They are a thrilling live prospect!Come and see for yourself!
"Hailing from trendy New Cross, The Swear play the sort of post punk art rock that sits somewhere between the Slits and the Roger Sisters. 'Ch Ch Eh!' is a chanting shout-along that's backed by an urgent angular guitar and has token handclaps. It's a slight evolution from Bloc Party and Art Brut. 'Retail Therapy' is about going shopping for cds and going on holiday and 'Disco Bitch' is an urgent and energetic swipe at someone on a dance floor and is shambolically delightful. This is mucis to hold your luminous 80s handbag to." (Art Rocker) Lee Puddefoot
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTELMEN'S CLUB
One of Cardiff's most exciting bands, this brilliantly twisted angular, three piece bring with them a sound that has been compared to Sonic Youth, The White Stripes and the Pixies. Last year they signed to Fantastic plastic records and are set to release their second single "Amatuer Man/Ban the Gin" on 7" and Cd on the 3rd of April. Catch this highly exposive beat combo who have received praised from the likes of the independent and the NME.
"Very Perculiar, Angular weirdness, shot through with a Beefheart-esque square pegs in round holes approach to structure and some truely bizarre lyrical imagery, all giants and alcoholic killers. For all that inexplicably terrific in a "Horribly Drunk Pixies" Stylee."(NME)
"This is The Victorian English Gentlemen's Club. Their sound has the stark gritty nature of Wire and A Certain Ratio and it demands attention, in a slightly inside out way. They remind me of the fantastic Mclusky, especially on impressive new single The Tales of Mark Hermit. The audience are a little reticent but are knocked over, lyrically, when TVEGC rip into set closer and
soon-to-be-a-hit-if-there's-any-justice-in-the-world Cannon Ball which is a magnificent 80s synth pop-punk gem."(Sounds XP)
Gemma Ray Ritual
London-based six-piece are led by the enigma that is Gemma Ray (vox, guitar), and featuring ex-Ten Bensons Andrew Zammit (drums) and Johnny Wood (violin), Sarah Peacock of January/SeeFeel infamy (keyboards), Mark Rabies (bass) and Charles-Campbell Jones (vox/keyboards).Theyâ€™re brand of bluesy indie rock is often compared to the likes of PJ Harvey, Nick Cave and even a grittier Loretta Lynn. The Gemma Ray Ritual are not to be missed.
â€œThe uncouthly ace Gemma Ray leads her Ritual down the same dark paths as The Duke Spirit, PJ Harvey and Nick Cave. They're a brilliantly brooding prospect. 8/10.â€? â€“ NME
â€œA new sound has come. This is truly excellent music. Drawing everything from Bjork to Pink Floyd to Sam Brown to The Mars Volta. This is essential listening. 4/5 stars.â€? - Spill Magazine