A right face splitter for you this time around! Yowzers!
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 their 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, their certainly not ones to be missed...
HUNTERS LOAF (London // Unlabel // www.myspace.com/huntersloaf) Hunter's Loaf is the delicate solo project of London based Phil Avey. Formerly a member of Unhome, he has since been writing and recording a catalogue of guitar-based material with a wide range of guest musicians. Hunters Loaf's hopeful, sun filled music still has hints of Phils Unhome past, but also sneaks in influences ranging from Unhome, to Nick Cave to Slint and through to III-era Led Zeppellin. As a live entity, Hunters Loaf is seen but a few times a year, so it makes this appearance all the more special!
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 your 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 puney venue to the ground...
SKY:LARK (Margate // Holy Smokes // http://www.myspace.com/skylarkylark) Like Hot Snakes, Refused and Unwound having a sexy party. Possibly the most ridiculously tight band we've ever seen live... it's safe to say, we DEFINETLY love them... in THAT way... yep.
@ The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
May 10th // 8pm // £5