oh the excitement!
A lovely gig upstairs at the library, leeds!
A four piece from Leeds on Cuckundoo Records. Have played with The Appleseed Cast, iLiKETRAiNS, Oceansize, Youthmovies, Red Jetson and Jeniferever amongst others, as well as performing on the Unsigned stage at Leeds festival 2006.
"Dynamic post rock which stalks around your room before launching itself through a window." - Steve Lamacq, http://www.myspace.com/lamacqunsigned
"A soaring, vast expanse of chiming glacial guitars, electronic squelches and turbulent rhythms that incorporates exhilarating bursts of sound with gorgeously sedate introspective moments." - Nick Kearns, Leedsmusicscene.co.uk
Pencil toes are from hereford, england. they met at the end of 2006, played their first local show at the start of 2007, and by august had a personal invite from the gossip to open 2 UK shows in front of 2000+ sell-out crowds (their first shows outside of hereford). by the end of the year steve lamacq, huw stephens and colin murray had all played demo tracks by the band on bbc radio one, artrocker magazine featured another demo track on their december covermount CD, and drummer alex became the first member of the band to turn 18. a publishing deal with domino records has kicked off what should be a very exciting 2008.
We rock the place. We rock the party real nice real nice. We play real smooth! We got SPACECAPES! We got pancakes. We got Proto SPACE-AGE equipment!!!!!! All that and more baby......x"
Currently have a superstar releases out on chincilla, golden lab and on the bone. Nuff said.
Occupying ground somewhere between The Cure and yourcodenameis:milo, and fronted by a man who inexplicably wears an army helmet onstage, Itch deliver an enthralling and exciting performance. Screeched vocals over largely clean guitars, energetically showcased by a group of obviously talented musicians, is the name of the game here. It works incredibly well, and despite its alternative nature the whole thing is entirely catchy and memorable. One of the most refreshing local bands around at the moment.
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