(DiS and Sensoria, at St George's Church)
... I remember a few of us were fairly smitten by that Great Escape show. Things really done changed!
Lanterns On The Lake play at The Harley in Sheffield on 3 November with the wonderful Laura J Martin. Ace.
Ties in with nicely with our Ghostpoet show in Sheffield on 8th October, too.
See http://drownedinevents.tumblr.com/ for more info on that.
Have my babies?
(Playing Leeds Met at 4pm, in the back room, before Let's Buy Happiness).
For fans of: At The Drive-In, mclusky, Pixies... that kinda thing.
... here: http://www.last.fm/event/1893669+DiS+presents%3A+The+Pains+of+Being+Pure+at+Heart
They were very, very good at SXSW. Really like this record too.
Here's a list of all the stuff we've put on. See how many Sheffield acts you can spot:
Abe Vigoda, The Agitator, A Place To Bury Strangers, Banjo Or Freakout, The Big Eyes Family Players, Black Lips, BLK JKS, Blood Red Shoes, The Bon Bon Club, Broken Records, Brontide, Bhurgeist, Calf By Calf, Calories, Anna Calvi, Cats In Paris, Cats:For:Peru, Caribou, Chapel Club, Champion Kickboxer, Children For Breakfast (DJ), Clinic, Crocodiles, Crystal Antlers, The Cuckoo Clocks, Dananananaykroyd, Darlings Of The Splitscreen, Dash and Blast (DJ), Death By Shoes (DJ), Death Rays of Ardilla, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Django Django, Double No No, Efterklang, Electric Tape Recorder, Elle S'Appelle, Errors, Esben And The Witch, A Hawk and a Hacksaw, Jonjo Feather, Fixers, Forest Creature, From The Kites of San Quentin, Future Of The Left, Fury Of The Headteachers, Ghost Hunter, HEALTH, Here We Go Magic, The Hipshakes, Japandroids, Gentle Friendly, Ghosts, Glistening Pelt, Gold Panda, Grammatics, Gringo Star, Idiot Box (DJ), Idiot Glee, The Invisible, Is Tropical, Islet, It Hugs Back, Japanese Voyeurs, Johnny Foreigner, Jonny, Kill The Captains, La Folie, Larsen B, Laura J Martin, The Legend Of The 7 Black Tentacles, Les Savy Fav, Liars Beware, Long Blondes (DJ), Love at Death Beach, Low Duo, Nat Johnson, M83, The Mae Shi, Mairead, Male Bonding, The Manhattan Love Suicides, Maps, Eugene McGuinness, Me My Head, The Megaphonic Thrift, Memory Tapes, Mika Miko, The Millipedes, Munch Munch, MV & EE with The Golden Road, My Latest Novel, Napoleon IIIrd, Navvy, New Ears (DJ), Offbeat (DJ), Oxo Foxo, Papercuts, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Pickers Knickers & Shitkickers (DJ), Pictureplane, Pocket Satellite, Pull Yourself Together (DJ), Pulled Apart By Horses, Pygmy Globetrotters, Razor Stiletto (DJ), Gruff Rhys, Robert George Saull, Rotary Ten, Run Toto Run, School Of Seven Bells, Seal Club (DJ), Secret Diaries (DJ), Screaming Maldini, Sian Alice Group, Situationists, Sky Larkin, Smokers Die Younger, Stagecoach, Standard Fare, Marnie Stern, Stricken City, Damo Suzuki, Tableaux, Take A Worm For A Walk Week, Talons, Tame Impala, Telepathe, Tellison, Tender Maulings (DJ), Their Fault (DJ), Titus Andronicus, Toro Y Moi, Trophy Wife, Tubelord, The Twilight Sad, Three Trapped Tigers, Visions Of Trees, The Week That Was, White Hinterland, Wild Beasts, Wild Nothing, The Witches, Women, Wooderson, worriedaboutsatan, Urgent Talk, Y Niwl, Young British Artists, Young Legionnaire, Yuck.
When we think there's something appropriate, we'll choose a local. Bands can drop us a line if they want to play certain shows and we'll consider them - it's far from a closed shop.
See: Liars Beware supporting Les Savy Fav, The Big Eyes Family Players supporting A Hawk & A Hacksaw, Fury Of The Headteachers supporting Johnny Foreigner, Robert George Saull supporting Anna Calvi, The Hipshakes supporting Black Lips, Wooderson supporting Future Of The Left... I could go on, and these are just the ones that spring immediately to mind.
To say we don't support Sheffield music isn't just insulting, it's plain wrong.
As for ticket prices, we don't set them in the majority of cases - agents do. If you think we're going to be able to retire to the Bahamas from bringing bands to play in Sheffield anytime soon, you are severely mistaken.
... has escaped to pastures new, I believe.
Probably deserved to be in there, actually. Shall I stick a track in? Yeah, why not.
It was phenomenal.
But how many people who missed it first time around are now going to give it a (re)listen? Hopefully more than a few.
Baths and Warpaint are probably the most notable omissions, but clearly other writers weren't feeling them as much as me.
... is indeed a DiSsy one.
DrownedinSound presents: Efterklang
Wednesday 23 February
Efterklang make music for the inspired. But don’t feel left out, for Efterklang inspire all. Otherworldly pop songs, both magnificently ambitious and engagingly intimate. Breathtaking panoramas of sound with few clear antecedents. This is music with no boundaries.
Childhood friends Casper Clausen, Mads Brauer and Rasmus Stolberg grew up on the small Danish island of Als, close to the German border. Fuelled by youthful ambition, the trio moved to Copenhagen where they were joined by Rune Mølgaard and Thomas Husmer, forming Efterklang in December 2000.
Early on, the band instituted a self-sufficient working method that they still apply to everything they do: writing, recording, producing and organizing every element of their music and performance from their Copenhagen bunker.
In 2004 Efterklang signed to The Leaf Label, and their first album Tripper (2004) still stands as the fastest selling debut album in the label’s 15-year history. Their second full-length album, Parades (2007), pushed things to another level. The recordings involved more than 30 guest musicians, including a string quartet, a brass quintet and three separate choirs. The video for the album’s lead single ‘Mirador’ has now racked up over a million (1,000,000!) views on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSKIl-NeZeE
Parades received generous critical acclaim in Denmark and abroad. According to Mojo and Drowned in Sound the album was among the 25 best records released in 2007, while Clash magazine acclaimed it as one of the Top 40 albums in their five-year history. In their native Denmark, Efterklang have been awarded five important music prizes (three Steppeulven in 2007 and two Danish Music Awards in 2008) and topped several album of the year lists.
Efterklang are well-known for their stunning live shows. Following the release of Parades the band took their eight-piece live band on the road for 15 months, playing more than 130 concerts across North America, Asia and Europe. The tour established Efterklang as one of the most fascinating and uplifting live acts in the world.
@ Queens Social Club, 4 Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DG
Age restrictions: 18+
Price: £11.50 Adv / MOTD
Telephone: 0114 272 5544
SeeTickets - http://www.seetickets.com/Tour/DROWNED-IN-SOUND-PRESENTS-EFTERKLANG
WeGotTickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/96770
Arcade - Division Street, Sheffield
The Harley - Glossop Road, Sheffield
The Wick At Both Ends - West Street, Sheffield
Amazing turn of phrase, I think I might have to steal that one for day-to-day conversation. No strong views on the record yet aside from agreeing on the unnecessary rap(p)ing.
The Cannon Fodder intro music... or SWOS. Seminal stuff.
Once more unto the breach! What do you get if you cross a roller disco, several bars and a lot of excellent bands? Read on...
Last year was the best event we've ever put on, so we're doing it all again - this year coinciding with DrownedinSound's 10th Birthday celebrations. Did someone say absolutely massive party?
No Age - http://www.myspace.com/nonoage
Pulled Apart By Horses - http://www.myspace.com/pulledapartbyhorses
Male Bonding - http://www.myspace.com/malebonding
Hey Sholay - http://www.myspace.com/heysholay
Liars Beware - http://www.myspace.com/liarsbewareuk
Death by Shoes (DJ)
Dash and Blast (DJ)
Idiot Box (DJ)
@ Skate Central, Queens Road, Sheffield, S2 4DF
Age restrictions: 18+
Price: £12.50 Adv / MOTD – includes skate hire
Telephone: 0114 272 3037
SeeTickets - http://www.seetickets.com/see/price.asp?code=484372
WeGotTickets - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/86597
The Harley - Glossop Road, Sheffield (0114 275 2288)
This was going to be my pick but I was too slow off the mark. They're a band who you either 'get' or you don't at all, it seems; I'm certainly in the former camp and this sits up there with the best British debuts of the Noughties - and then some. Truly spectacular record.
Nothing to see here.
This is a great piece of writing.
... is for DrownedinSound and also features Munch Munch: http://www.last.fm/event/1651392+DrownedinSound+presents%3A+Abe+Vigoda
Plenty of pics of bands elsewhere - Arcade Fire, Weezer, Paramore In Photos etc...
Numbers are kind of irrelevant when you're having your face blown off, dontcha think?
Excited for DiS' show next Monday in Sheffield: http://drownedinevents.tumblr.com/#898135503
... with No Age and Male Bonding. At a roller disco. Yessir.
Also playing DiS' stage at Tramlines. First ever UK appearance?
July 23 2010 UK Sheffield Tramlines
Good work sir.
... are fucking incredible. That is all.
Here's an interview I did with Clinic in 2008:
There will be *some* tickets available on the day, but not very many. We're expecting Friday and Saturday in particular to be very popular, and if weekend tickets continue to sell as they are then 'not very many' might be 'none at all'.
Also, you'd probably pay something like £15 to see Clinic at one of their own shows, and even if you can only make two of the days you'll still save money by buying in advance...
In short, please buy weekend tickets :)
Here's our Manchester DiSsers Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45213901088
And Twitter: http://twitter.com/drownedinevents
Expect lots more exciting DrownedinSound things at The Deaf Institute in the near future!
Excited about seeing them at The Deaf Institute next Monday... a DiS show, y'all: http://www.last.fm/event/1390888+DrownedinSound+presents%3A+Caribou
... and, excitingly, the Sheffield show is a DiS Live Event.
They're going to tear The Harley to pieces.
General sale for this is 9am tomorrow, via the following channels:
Which is why we're doubly excited about hosting a White Hinterland show in May - 26th at The Harley in Sheffield to be precise.
... join this group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8997497150
Announcement coming later.
And playing at The Harley in Sheffield for DiS in May! We're excited. Maybe she'll cook for us?
I'm just glad you changed it from "The Alternative Alternative Music Society" - which is what it used to be called IIRC - as that was fairly horrendous!
Link works fine for me without the 'www' part :)
Two DiS shows next week to look forward to as well:
Sheffield (Oct 12) - http://www.last.fm/event/1124672+DiScover+Manchester
Manchester (Oct 13) - http://www.last.fm/event/1119310+DiScover+Sheffield
They're playing a DiS date in November:
Wednesday November 4th
Secret Diaries DJs
@ The Harley, Glossop Road
excited by the lineup. and obviously there'll be the usual DiS DJing tomfoolery before and after el bands
But they sounded *very* different back then so are essentially a new band!