Smeared Optimism: London, where have all your drummers gone?
For the second month running, the curse of the disappearing drummer has struck Nottingham's Drowned In Sound club night.
Next month's initial headliners Optimist Club have been forced to cancel their appearance at Junktion 7 on February 10th due to the fact they can't find a drummer. Last month, Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man pulled out in similar circumstances.
Not being one for conspiracy theories, what better way to advertise your vacant position than on a website that's read daily by tens of thousands of people? So, any budding Dom Howards, John Bonhams, Matt Tongs or Keith Moons out there, get yourself down to the smoke pronto, as there may be a job going with your name on it. Or a drum stool, at least.
Replacing Optimist Club on the bill are the almighty Smears (pictured), whose brand of visceral, scrotum-clenching punk rock has been going down a storm around these parts for a while now. As well as the DiS show, they can also be seen next month at Nottingham Old Angel on the 2nd (supporting The Varukers), and the night after (3rd) at Bradford Rios.
Add yourself to this gig using the DiS Gig Calendar, HERE