playing tomorrow in london - whoop!
Tuesday 6 November
93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, E1 6QL
8pm | £7 | www.wegottickets.com
Formed in the fertile IDM-meets-post-punk training ground that was late 90s San Francisco, Numbers were once the premier dance-rock outfit with whom we found our salvation from the curse that was the coming of a new century. Now, however, Numbers are at the pinnacle of a new era of self realization and enlightenment. Previously three individuals - Dave Broekema, Indra Dunis and Eric Landmark - taking turns at yelping, buzzerk-ing, pushing, shoving and coming together occasionally to make fight music for pyjama parties, now the trio are producers of one, immense, singular sound - an epic, mind-driving sound, that appeals as much to the pop-trained ear as the aching heart or frazzled mind. 'Now You Are This' - their fourth album - will be released via Kill Rock Stars and UTR in October. It's a worry-stained record of minimal, bluntly entrancing riffs, insistent drum pound and tense, reverberant synths, like the futuristic propulsion of Kraftwerk filtered through the raw-knuckled roughness of Suicide.
www.numbersmusic.com | www.myspace.com/numbersmusic
Yacht is Jona Bechtolt - formerly one half of The Blow. Reknowned as much for his effeminate, wildly sexual "dancing" as he is for creating damaging beats and weird visuals, Bechtolt owns the room and invites everyone to kill it with him. This isn't some karaoke-glam-glitch-electro aesthete with a microphone, this is straight-up grunge for the 2-step kids. Jona's latest LP 'I believe in you, your magic is real' is out now on Marriage Records and the man is currently on tour across the US with Dirty Projectors and Vampire Weekend!
www.teamyacht.com | www.myspace.com/yacht
A quartet from New Zealand, Batrider are a furious, contrary and slightly bitter group of misanthropes currently screaming and beating their way around Australia. None could deny the strength and beauty of both their song writing and violent stage presence - swirling, cataclysmic art-rock full of youth and introverted wondering, a touch of nostalgia, a smirking optimism that dares you to enjoy it, and hidden below the fuzzy guitars and threatening darkness, a joy at being alive. A new album entitled "Tara" is out now on the bands own NoPromo imprint.