MT. (Bristol // Motive Sounds Recordings // http://www.myspace.com/lifeandtimesofmt )
There are tonnes of bands that do the whole Mogwai / Do Make Say Think / Explosions In The Sky thing... but these guys do it properly, and make it their own. Gorgeous guitar patterns loop through the reverberent drums, to build up from subtle melodies into crashing, thunderous conclusions. Most bands are about the music their playing. Mt., are also about the intensity of which they're delivering it...
A three piece, Mt. are on the near legendary Motive Sounds Recordings and have released and toured enough to make any other band weep. With a live reputation the proceeds them up & down the country, they're certainly not ones to be missed..
CASTROVALVA (Leeds // Brew Records // http://www.myspace.com/castrovalvamusic )
Driving rock two piece all the way from sunny Leeds. Imagine the bass lead dirge of Death From Above, mixed with the Off-Kilter ticklings of say, Shellacs more straight forward moments and you're on the right track. It's impossible not to mention Lightning Bolt as well, but Castrovalva contain something far more potent in their delivery. Less artistic musings, and more balls to the wall, heads against the floor rock, these guys will bring you to your knees, before crumbling your puny venue to the ground...
2 May 2009 Live at Leeds! @ The Library & Packhorse
3 May 2009 TBC contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*5 May 2009 Instore gig at Crash Records 5PM!! Leeds
7 May 2009 The Thunderbolt, Bristol
8 May 2009 The Cross Kings, London
9 May 2009 TBC contact email@example.com
10 May 2009 The Forum,Tunbridge Wells
14 May 2009 Dry Bar, Manchester
15 May 2009 The Roxy, Ulverston
16 May 2009 Mad Ferret, Preston
17 May 2009 The Caledonia, Liverpool
*19 May 2009 Brudenell w/ Zach Hill, Leeds
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