Now, regular readers will remember a certain writer (hi) getting ridiculously excited about the fact that Isis, probably the world's greatest purveyors of slow-core rock dramatics, were chosen to appear as part of ATP's Don't Look Back series of gigs, performing their Oceanic long-player (clicky). What you might have missed, though (as I did until yesterday), is that the quintet are playing a few other European shows before their Koko date. And these are 'proper' shows - go twice!
The band - now calling the sunshine of California home after tearing up their Boston roots - perform Oceanic from start to blinding finish on July 23, but play no fewer than half-a-dozen European shows before it. Check these and good gosh get a ticket if they're available...
17 Amsterdam Melkweg
18 Paris La Maroquinerie
19 Cardiff Point
20 Bournemouth Opera House
21 Sheffield Corporation
22 Birmingham SuperSonic Festival @ Custard Factory
23 London Koko (performing Oceanic)
Support - for the Bournemouth show at least - comes from Zombi and Thrones. Ticket prices vary from about £14 plus booking in Bournemouth to over £21 all in for the Koko show (based on Seetickets.com prices).
DiScuss: Can some kind Londoner please drive me to Bournemouth? I'll buy you a sandwich from the 24-hour Asda for your troubles...