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DO NOT CONFORM presents:
DNC... 005 half-dayer
THE CATHODE RAY SYNDROME*
THE GOOD DIE YOUNG
Saturday 15th April
The Portland Arms
Â£5 / Â£6 on the door
Awkward-rock behemoths from Leeds. Insanely good live.
"These songs will turn ears whenever and wherever theyre aired" - Drowned In Sound
"A hailstorm on a sunny day." - The Big Takeover
"Completely nuts. In a really fucking good way, of course." - Fake DIY
Beautiful/harsh indie-rock in the vein of Bob Tilton, Joan Of Arc, Slint and Karate. Album out on Gringo records.
"Sickeningly good, Polaris should be taught in schools." - Collective
"Cherish this band" - Plan B
the Cathode Ray Syndrome*
Shellac style stop-and-drop-post-rock in shapes from Brighton, London and beyond.
"Dark and brooding, harmonic and engaging." - I Shot The Deputy
Post-hardcore with E-numbers and plenty of saturated fat. Think Fugazi, Ex-Models, Les Savy Fav, Pere Ubu etc. etc.
"Wonderful twists and turns at every opportunity" - Drowned In Sound
"Better than you" - Loose Lips Sink Ships
Post-everything noise from Wisbech signed to Sound Devastation Records. Influenced by Melt Banana, John Coltrane, Dillinger Escape Plan, Sweep The Leg Johnny and Trumans Water. A dirty, enthralling mess.
The Good Die Young
First gig for new Cambridge upstarts. Delay drenched indie-rock taking its cues from Explosions In The Sky, Mogwai and The Get Up Kids. Featuring ex-members of Little Girl With Cherries (Fierce Panda).
Outsider folk sounds. Think Nick Drake, Bonnie Prince Billy, Gravehurst, Elliott Smith, Iron & Wine etc.
Other Upcoming DO NOT CONFORM gigs:
Thursday, May 4th @ The Portland Arms, Â£5
I Had An Inkling
All-over-the-place jazzy post-punk art-rock scrapings. Debut 7" coming out PIAS later this year. Ticking all the boxes in the This Heat, Ex-Models, Talking Heads categories. Listen to them at:
Men Of Unitus
Brutal, noise friendly stoner-rock. Think Kyuss with a serious Thurston Moore fetish.
Electronica/math-rock 2-piece. Worshipping Oxes and Warp Records.
The Tupolev Ghost
First gig for my band. We like rock music.