Poor Girl Noise presents...
From Light to Sound
House of John Player
Weds 22 July
@ The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
£5/4.50 in adv
Nisennenmondai, which means “Year 2000 Problem,'' is an instrumental trio of girls from Tokyo who have been playing together for ten years. Visits to Tokyo by Lightning Bolt, Battles, and No Age, to name a few, have discovered these three girls and their colossal sound.
"With walls of distortion and a pummeling rhythmic backbone that fluctuates between krautrock..s repetition and free-rock calamity, bassist Zai, guitarist Ma-Chan and drummer Hime have formed an unassuming juggernaut.” -- Stephen Christian, Dazed & Confused “I am in love with them.” -- Prefuse 73 Nisennenmondai is: Sayaka Himeno (drums) Yuri Zaikawa (bass) Masako Takada (guitar) Smalltown Supersound is extremely proud to introduce Nisennenmondai to audiences outside of Japan for the first time. Prefuse 73 said in an interview with Dazed & Confused, “John Stanier from Battles had told me they were sick. . . They started to play and the drummer was as big as my hand. She started to play 16th notes on her hi-hat for about 15 minutes. Next thing you know, these three tiny diminutive women were making us look like idiots because they were so incredible.” Also adored by Hella, the band appears in “Concentration Face,” Hella’s tour DVD that was shot in Japan. Neji/Tori is Nisennenmondai’s first release outside of Japan. It is an album comprised of their two Eps, “Neji” and “Tori,” and it features a cover designed by Kim Hiorthoy. Song titles including “This Heat,” “Sonic Youth” and “Pop Group,” grant insight into the realm of the band’s musical influences. Add in Black Flag, DNA, Neu! and Pere Ubu, and you are pretty close to reaching the Nisennenmondai sound. They play raw and repetitive post-punk instrumentals that are simultaneously wild and groovy with a no-wave/disco vibe.
'Chronic death disco. Sound like a battle to be signed to skingraft records between Swans, Liars and Merzbow' -Room 237
FROM LIGHT TO SOUND
In their words 'Melodic, controlled, uplifting instrumentals, tempered with an edge of aggression'. Feat. members of Oxford bands Sunnyvale and The Workhouse
HOUSE OF JOHN PLAYER
Is the ongoing bedroom/lo-fi project of Dean Spencer -- which has moved through guitars, keyboards, loop pedals, and songs of total charm... somewhere between Animal Collective, Durutti Column, Ariel Pink... - Allan Harrison (MCP)
*********************!!PGN 4!! ******************************* New PGN Compilation on the way for July 2009 /Including tracks from: That Fucking Tank, Elapse-O, Shield Your Eyes, Papier Tigre, Hreda, Don vito, Ice Sea Dead People, Chickenhawk, Pneu and more..
Should be available first at this show for a measly cost