"AZORES is a band from Leeds, West Yorkshire, who sound more like they're a band from Nigeria circa 1975. Channelling the electrifying, relentless pulse and repeated refrains of Afrobeat, this soaring group of musicians simply demands that you get off your ass and dance like there's no tomorrow."
AZORES Tour 2012
17.10 MANCHESTER Night & Day (w. Champion Lover // plus more)
18.10 SHEFFIELD Green Room (w. Blood Sport DJs // plus more)
19.10 LEEDS Wharf Chambers (w. Doomsday Student // Gum Takes Tooth // Nope)
20.10 MILTON KEYNES The Gallery (w. Blood Sport and more)
21.10 LIVERPOOL Mello Mello (w. Windmill Moth Glue plus more)
In recent years, the underground scene has focused hard on faraway continents for its musical stimulation (Sublime Frequencies, Ethiopiques, etc) and it was only a matter of time before their influence crept into Western independent musics. Well, with Azores, it's not so much a case of creeping influence as it is a crushing tidal wave. Get ready to be astonished.
Azores occupy a unique space somewhere between afrobeat, psyche rock and post-punk, with influences ranging from the No Wave movement pioneered in New York during the 1980s by bands such as Liquid Liquid, James Chance and The Dance, to 1990s US bands Heroic Doses and Golden, Afrobeat players such as Ebo Taylor, Victor Uwaifo and Fela Kuti and Sublime Frequencies bands such as Group Inerane. For this tour, Azores are psyched to be playing with some of their friends and favourite UK bands, including Nope, Blood Sport and Champion Lover.
Azores are: Mathew Dixon (guitar), Gavin Montgomery (bass) and Matthew Woodward (drums).
Mathew also plays in Beards, Gavin plays in Castrato Attack Group and Matthew plays in Galaxians