Come to this tomorrow at Old Blue Last:
Concentration Face presents the only free London show of the EYES & SKITANJA UK tour:
EYES Haling from Chicago, Eyes are label mates with that indie weirdo band Xiu Xiu. When I first listened to them, I didn’t really get it. In fact I had to force myself to listen to it. Maybe I was just being stupid, but I’ve come round to their way of thinking. I’ve been telling people that they kinda are like an even druggier fucked up listen to Velvet Underground. But they also come across as a more nonchalant lo-fi A.R.E. Weapons. Soon playing with CRYSTAL CASTLES, and AIDS Wolf
SKITANJA are part of a developing gonzo field of UK musicians that like shitty keyboards, hi-tempo, and playing with the idea that if all musical history were to be condensed into one room, they would try and emulate it. Highly melodic psychedelic no-holds barred punk and noise on fuzz guitar, trumpet, manic keyboard and insane pre-recorded tracks The guys that put on legendary Reckno nights in Bournemouth had this to say: “Sounding not unlike a 10 disc cd changer with ADD, loaded with jazz, gabba, skronk and opera, turned up loud and pushed down the stairs. Get with the NEW THING!" “all beats now taken by computer, amped up to gabba-strength and power…Steve’s guitar playing – like Dick Dale on horse-strength steroids – …focused, deadly, visceral, less trying to impress with daftness…staccato trumpet blasts, usually tuneless, add a bit more random fun to the mix. …frightening synth blurts, sampled farm noises, razor-sharp guitar shards” came from BHone. Having played with many cult luminaries such as Man From Uranus, Le Club Des Chats, they decided to take a dive and organise a tour with EYES. How I’d love to be a fly on the wall for that.
PFAFF The ultimate one man band. Pfaff plays guitar, drums, bass and sings. He does everything and now he'll be doing it for you.
If you do come though, remember even in a crowded space, its good to be nice to people :)