£5adv / £6 on the door
Crocodiles - www.myspace.com/crocodilescrocodilescrocodiles.
San Diego is guarenteed to stay classy with bands like Crocodiles coming from it's fine shores (I have no idea if it has a shore). Coming across like The Jesus & Mary Chain and T.Rex if they were sampler-laden two-pieces, Crocodiles are embarking on a tour of the U.S with U.K underground dudes Pens and Graffiti Island before going huge with a tour supporting The Horrors. Their debut LP 'Summer Of Hate' has recently been released and rules. Ex-members of The Plot To Blow Up The Eiffel Tower! Wavves label-mates!
Teen Sheikhs have just recorded their debut release, a tape for Suplex Cassettes entitled 'The First Four Months' spanning their material from March-June. Pick it up here - suplexcassettes.bigcartel.com - and check out how they splice the best bits of Shop Assistants, The Replacements, Husker Du and Meat Puppets then make them all worse. First Brighton show in a whillllllle.
'New band (from Brighton) and some fresh recordings from Oliver Spleen, he of the rather explosive (and now no more) Flesh Happening. Less of your Buzzcocks style and those in your face ejections this time around, little more fragile and all thunder clouds and sealed emotions this time - darker edge, less obvious, less of a confrontation. And everybody lies, everyone but you. More of a perverted edge to those riffs, still those sticky lyrics and the baiting and Ma look at me, I’m on the top shelf now. More of a twisted post punk thing this time around. Less jumping on your toes singing right at you this time, coming at you in a less obvious way, leading you in to their dark corner, their black burning dark corner - a different kind of happy ending and Oliver still there with his broken wings and high heel hope and that frantic fragile style of his...' Organ