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[b][size=200]Foot Village[/size][/b] (Drum Action from Hollywood, CA. - Upset The Rhythm / Deathbomb Arc)
[size=150][b]Eagulls | T.O.Y.S | Bitches | Klaus Kinski | Shut
[/b][/size]The Brudenell Socail Club
First Band 6pm | £5 adv / £7 otd
Foot Village (22.00)
Foot Village are tribal noise-rock band from Hollywood, California, consisting of four vocal drummers. They are involved with The Smell scene and collaborated for their 2009 album Anti-magic with a series of artists like AIDS Wolf, Jason Forrest, Kyle Mabson, Narwhalz, Tussle and Death Sentence: Panda!, Poingly, Radio Shock, and more. The album raised much attention via Pitchfork Media, Rough Trade, Vice magazine and Tiny Mix Tapes.
Based in Los Angeles, Foot Village are the quartet of Grace Lee, Brian Miller, Dan Rowan, and Josh Taylor. Active since 2007, and featuring members of Gang Wizard, Friends Forever, Rose For Bodhan, and the infamous International Voice of Reason, they've described themselves as the “loudest Acoustic Rock Band Ever”. Heavily concept-based, their foundation-myth depicts Foot Village being the first nation built after the foreseeable apocalypse, erecting civilization anew with drums and voices alone - no guitars, no electronics, no amplification (other than via megaphone). Key proponents of the Los Angeles DIY scene centred around The Smell, their brilliant live performances (with drums set up on the floor in the midst of the audience) are compelling spectacles of pure energy exchange. Their unplugged post-hardcore assault is anchored in the now of ecstatic energy, propelled by an inherent momentum and sudden dramatic shifts.
The band's debut album, 'Fuck The Future' was released on four separate labels in 2007, followed by the albums, 'Friendship Nation' (2008), 'Fuck The Future II' (2009) and 'Anti-Magic' (2009).
The band have been chosen by Portishead to perform at the ATP I'll Be Your Mirror festival that they will curate in July 2011 at London's Alexandra Palace.
Eagulls Need no introduction, currently making big waves all over Leeds and the rest of the UK this five piece seem as though they could’ve hung around The Smell with No Age or that they take notes from the likes of dinosaur Jr. They have a better name than pretty much any other band around. The music is a cut above many of their supposed peers, too – a mixture of punk ethos and viscera lined with a kind of pop hopefulness.
Bitches are Stacey Owen and Blake Ivinson. She plays the drums and screams like nothing on earth and he plays bass guitar and screeches and sings intermittently (he also gives synopsis before each song, ranging from the King of England hunting small animals with swords to pigeons crossing the street.). They call their music ‘thug pop’, and I suppose that’s apt, as they sound like a pop song being well and truly beaten up. The word ‘fresh’ should probably only be used to describe fruit, but I will use it, just this once, about these guys. They sound new and fresh and fun. And a little angry, but aren’t we all?
T.O.Y.S are brand new out the box. Said box containing one Dave Kitchen (The Acutes) with voicebox and full keyboard action, Eddy Lines (Downdime) with wind up drum limbs and drums and Adam John Miller (Manhattan Love Suicides, Medusa Snare) with battery operated bass fuzz, batteries included.
Klaus Kinski (18.45)
Now here's my Wildcard for the evening - Ladies & Gentlemen - Klaus Kinski. They sent me an email containing some modest description and THIS video, which speaks for itself! So I hope you get
down early for this bands first trip to Leeds.
And here's another reason to get down even earlier. Shut are a cross-pennines band from the north using improvisation and rock to make musical things for people in crowds to hear. Post-whatever-free-psychedelic-burnt out-straight up-full on nonsense. New to Leeds (but have recently played with Part Chimp & Hey Colossus in Manchester) and looking forward to playing for the first time. Going to the studio this autumn so you can hear it in your armchair but for now, priorities, Shut t-shirts are available on request for cost price if you want to be a fan. Small amps turned up loud. Louder than your big amp.