Friday April 21st, 2006
The Buffalo Bar, Highbury, London 020 7359 6191
8pm-2am (bands until 11.30)
Â£6 or Â£4 with flyer/NUS/after 11.30 or Â£3 to mailing list members
See www.silverrocket.org for flyers/mailing list/playlist/more info
SILVER ROCKET presents
The Mockingbird Nightmare
Formed by members of Wolves! (of Greece), Reynolds and Twinkie in 2003, Lords (Lord Philippe Jean Welding - Guitass, Triumphant Vocalisations, Lord Elvin Beetham Wallace â€“ Drummage, Lord Christophe Gordon Sumlin â€“ Bassar) belong to a new school of bands that ignore the old rock rulebook. Who says you need a bass player? The secret Lords amps generate enough bass for 3 bands. Your booty will not go unshaken. Neither will your party spirit fail to be roused.
"Occupying the rarely explored middle ground between Thin Lizzy and Captain Beefheart, Nottingham trio Lords are among a new wave of English grunge bands (see also: Part Chimp, Hey Colossus) who apply extreme volume to jazz-like intricacy" - Uncut
This three piece instrumental, instrument swapping band was formed in Spring 2005. The music of Quack Quack isnâ€™t easy to categorize, but take a shared spirit of improvisation and a healthy disregard for well trodden musical paths and youâ€™re moving in the right direction. Like the great rhythm sections of James Brown, Africa 70, Can and Led Zeppelin, Quack Quack operate right next to your heartbeat and your footsteps. They understand the importance of rhythm and use it to get the good chemicals flowing. This is music for dancing and smiling.
"This minimal trio have conjured up sublime trance-like pop songs, chock-full of bubbly and fizzing analogue synths, badass krautpoppin', busting and droning basslines, and smoother-than-smooth cool cat jazz rhythms." Diskant
"It is no exaggeration to say these guys could be the best band in the UK" - Tasty Fanzine
San Francisco hardcore, mathrock, punk and emo trio Lower Forty-Eight are touring the UK promoting their latest album, 'Apertures'; a personal and sometimes harrowing account of human conflict and moral struggle, set to music that is heavy and intense, but also beautiful and melodic; a skilful fusion of metal, hardcore and indie-rock that highlights the band's superb grasp of composition and structure.
"Though it's the frenzy surrounding garage rock that's grabbing the headlines, the stabbing dynamicism of post-rock minted by the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor is recruiting members at an equally fast rate, and mutating even quicker. San Francisco's Lower Forty-Eight are ostensibly the latest additions to the gang... dizzying, aneurysm-inducing guitars and inevitable, exploding drum and vocal attack, hotwired with searing passion that still manages to deliver a sucker punch to the neck" LOGO magazine
The Mockingbird Nightmare
Kent 4-piece "The Mockingbird Nightmare" play emo-tinged post-hardcore that will appeal to fans of Pilot To Gunner and the much-missed Bear Vs Shark, not to mention Fugazi and The Mars Volta.
Definitely, and by far, one of the best of the approximately 8 million bands to ask us for gigs via MySpace.
plus SILVER ROCKET CLUB
something along the lines of sonic youth fugazi breeders interpol le tigre yeah yeah yeahs mudhoney slint dinosaur jr lightning bolt von bondies the smiths the rapture scissor sisters pavement the cure ac/dc shellac peaches blondie bikini kill black sabbath my bloody valentine pixies kaito ride ramones joy division dfa1979 nirvana 80s matchbox beck hot snakes walkmen beastie boys the fall pj harvey buff medways stereolab dead kennedys jesus lizard aphex twin queens of the stoneage buzzcocks gunsâ€™nâ€™roses joeyfat primal scream sleater kinney part chimp bloc party chinese stars public image blues explosion moldy peaches janeâ€™s addiction and whatever else it is we play (look at some playlists on our blog)
and our usual guest DJ Mike Diver (aka The Gink) from Drownedinsound