LOCOMOTIVA, a weekend of reverb, delay and landscapes.
This is a weekender that will feature 16 live acts over 2 days. There will be 8 bands per day starting in the afternoon and going on till the evening. There will also be DJs, record fair, food & cafe. This is not to be missed!
Saturday 17th April
THE LORENZ ATTRACTOR
EAT LIGHTS; BECOME LIGHTS
NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION
CODES IN THE CLOUDS
Sunday 18th April
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>>> Saturday 17th April
THE LORENZ ATTRACTOR (London)
Featuring members of the Early Years the Lorenz Attractor are every krautrock fans dream. A mixture of heavy drones, repetitive rhythms and soaring melodies this is true motorik musik. If you ever heard The Early Years play then you know you are in for quite a treat with The Lorenz Attractor!!
Not to be missed!!
EAT LIGHTS; BECOME LIGHTS (London)
North London's finest heavy krautrock/drone outfit - Imagine Kraftwerk played by Spacemen 3 and you will be somewhere close. Signed to Enraptured records, Eat lights; Become lights have received great critical acclaim in the press and are currently finishing up their debut album to be released in the next couple of months.
"Eat lights; Become lights...From London but sound like Dusseldorf residents...mixes krautrock rhythms and celestial drones to heavenly effect" NME Magazine
NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION (Scotland)
North Atlantic Oscillation have been described as prog-pop and electro-rock, but really they just make music. The music has soaring harmonies and loud guitars and dreamy synths and heavy drums and strange effects and unexpected changes-of-mind. NAO have recently completed their debut album 'Grappling Hooks' (after 16 months of recording, mixing and mastering), to be released later this year. The band are based in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and have played throughout the UK as well as in Ireland, France and Spain. They've shared the stage with the Aliens (former Beta Band members), Caribou, Brendon Benson, Amusement Parks On Fire, Thee More Shallows and others.
THE TAMBORINES (London)
Fuzz rockers from London, released their first single by legendary label Sonic Cathedral.
"Insanely catchy chorus + INCREDIBLY LOUD guitars = perfect pop music!" NME
'Sally O'Gannon' sounds like pop songs probably did way back when The Byrds were flying 'Eight Miles High' and so forth" DROWNED IN SOUND
LIBRARY TAPES (Sweden)
Library Tapes’ music sits somewhere between classical, ambient and experimental, but is always beautiful, subtle and affecting. Whilst early recordings were based largely on piano and field recordings, 2008’s “A Summer Beneath the Trees”, their second long player for Make Mine Music, saw a move away from the minimal sound of previous releases, with rich layers of strings and a range of other instruments taking a more prominent role.
It comes as no surprise to find that Epic45 grew up - and still reside - in a small rural village in the heartland of the English Midlands. Based around the nucleus of 27 year old school friends Ben Holton and Rob Glover, Epic45 have had a varied and fluid line-up since their debut in 1999, releasing a series of highly acclaimed EPs and albums for labels such as Bearos, Awkward Silence and Where Are My Records. The band have also received radio airplay from the late John Peel, Steve Lamacq and Verity Sharp over the past few years. Inspired by their surroundings, blissful childhood summers and mysterious / inspiring walks the duo have been making music for more than a decade.
Their latest album ‘May Your Heart be the Map’ (released themselves via the ‘Make Mine Music’ co-operative label) sees Epic45 concentrating on a more bucolic sound, mixing cyclical acoustic guitars, chiming reverbs and field recordings. Using a blend of analogue tape and digital editing/processing, they create a sense of hazy half-remembered childhood memories yet still reflect the harsher realities of modern life. The album received positive press from NME, The Sunday Times, Mojo, The Guardian and also appeared in Word Magazine’s Top 10 albums of 2008. After tours of the UK, France and Denmark over the years, Epic45 undertook their first major tour of Asia in September 2008 with 10 headline shows in Japan followed by 2 dates in Taiwan.
SPOTLIGHT KID (Nottinghan)
Sprawling, swirling guitars with the band's new line-up. Much like the first album ‘Departure’ ( ClubAC30) the trancey droning psychedelia remains, shifting through the hazy grooves of Velvet Underground and Secret Machines through to the uplifting beauty of Lush, MBV and Swervedriver, cutting a glance in the right direction of Shoegaze, Krautrock and 90’s Psychedelia… Only this time the sound is bigger and more wondrously beautiful.
CODES IN THE CLOUDS (Kent)
'Easy comparisons of their work float right to the top with all the gusto that you’d expect of Explosions In The Sky or Mogwai. Hailing from the UK, Codes starts with all the right moves and then goes quiet only to erupt in a monolith of sound minutes later.' – THE DROP (US)
'A highly successful exercise in epic instrumental music.' – Boomkat Records
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Sunday 18th April
"Leeds-based four-piece Vessels are a tough outfit to accurately categorise using conventional and accepted critical pigeonholes. While the band are clearly able to craft epic post-rock soundscapes, their electronic-sourced influences blaze proudly from their sleeves. But they’re no 65daysofstatic wannabes – this band is stirringly unique, operating at a more cerebral level than the foot-tapping beats of said Sheffield glitch-rockers." Drowned In Sound
Debut album, White Fields And Open Devices (2008), was released to critical acclaim and showcased the eclectic nature of a band who draw influence from rock, electronica, techno, metal and ambient music. Their explosive live show has attracted many fans and resulted in appearances at Latitude, Bestival and Leeds festivals, amongst others, and support slots with Efterklang, Caribou, Brett Anderson and The Wedding Present’s Dave Gedge with the BBC Big Band. 2010 has already seen the band successfully tour with Oceansize, previewing songs from their forthcoming second album.
Ef is a post-rock band from Gothenburg, Sweden. This will be the bands first gig in the UK after many years of playing around Europe and building up a good following. With three guitars, bows, lots of effects, organs, glockenspiel, cello, laptops, melodica and trumpets they create their beautiful soundscapes. It’s all topped with fragile and tender vocals, used more like a storyteller than to spread clichés. Their debut album Give me beauty... Or give me death! was released in May 2006. In February 2008 the band released their second album I Am Responsible. They accomplished 10 full EU tours, numbers of festival shows and weekend adventures. ef was featured on television, student radio, did 100s of interviews and also did a live radio session for Belgiums biggest radio station; Studio Brussel. New album "Mourning golden morning" will be release on 1st April in UK, Europe and Asia, and this show is part of their world tour.
AIR FORMATION (Sussex)
Air Formation are an English Shoegazing/Dream pop/Space rock band that debuted with their first 7" in the summer of 1998 under the name "b.e.a.b Approved". In early 2000 they were forced to change their name, they chose Air Formation. Highly inspired by bands like Flying Saucer Attack, Spacemen 3, and The Jesus and Mary Chain, their music incorporates heavily delayed guitar and feedback, droning keyboards, and soft vocals. Over the past nine years they have released three albums, two EPs, and three 7" singles. In November 2008 they released a new 7" single through Distant Noise Records. Air Formation will release their highly anticipated 4th album "Nothing To Wish For (Nothing To Lose)" in March 2010.
I CONCUR (Leeds)
I Concur's music tells a story of deep understanding, a rock solid sense of purpose and, above all, limitless passion for their songs and the subjects they cover. Live, this translates in to far more than just a re-telling of their already excellent material: the frazzled peaks of their songwriting are propelled even further, the stories told face to face, the sheer overwhelming size of the music increased. I Concur formed in Leeds at the tail end of 2006 thanks to a shared love of American indie, slowcore and post rock - bands such as The National, Low, Wilco and Mogwai. The debut album Able Archer was recorded in the spring of 2009 with James Kenosha (Grammatics, This Et Al, Duels) and was released on Club AC30 records (Jenniferever, Ulrich Schnauss, Exit Calm) in October 2009.
KEYBOARD CHOIR (Oxford)
Keyboard Choir started out in Oxford during winter 2004, creating live music with the turbulence and dynamics of ‘traditional’ ensemble performance using purely electronic sound sources - keys, synths, drum machines, samplers, fx boxes and laptops. They’ve since gone from strength to strength, playing support to bands as diverse Metronomy, Coldcut and Cadence Weapon, and picking up an army of fans that includes the godfather of UK electronic music Brian Eno. They have been written about widely including favourable articles in The Independent, Stool Pigeon, Plan B, Kruger and Drowned In Sound. Debut album 'Mizen Head to Gascanane Sound' was released on Brainlove Records in 2008.
STANDARD PLANETS (London)
Standard Planets create epic symphonies that effortlessly combine elements of monolithic drone, caustic machine funk, '67 psych, carpathian hillbilly, fourth world soundscapes, bipolar sludge and tectonic krautrock.
"(Nedry) reinvent the (trip-hop) genre on their terrific debut, a futuristic sonic collage of dreamy glitch-folk, shimmering electronica and weapons grade dubstep percussion." **** UNCUT
"Featuring soaring vocals and spectral soundscapes, this London trio look set to become the first mainstream dubstep indie band." THE GUARDIAN
CURSOR MINER (London)
Cursor Miner is an underground electronic music producer from Chichester, England. Signed to Lo Recordings in the UK, he has released 3 albums, Explosive Piece Of Mind (2002), Cursor Miner Plays God (2004) and Danceflaw (2006). His music was described by Uncut as “electro Syd Barrett meets Aphex Twin meets Gary Numan with a touch of early Eno and a nod at Beck”. He is also a popular remixer, and in 2005 had an underground hit with his remix of Temposhark’s ‘Little White Lie’.
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Doors: 4.00pm on both days
THE HALF MOON
10 Half Moon Lane
London SE24 9HU
020 7274 2733