Good Manners Cost Nothing & MurMur have teamed up for a gig from Geneva’s Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, The Jimmy Cake & Fringilla Montifringilla in The Lower Deck next Thursday.
Good Manners Cost Nothing & MurMur Presents
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp
The Jimmy Cake
Thursday July 8th, The Lower Deck
Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Ducham
Just like the artist in whose honor the band is named, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp likes to mess with the conventions of pop just as much as the Dadaist Duchamp liked to mess with the conventions of art. This Geneva-based, six-piece band (consisting of former members of Dog Faced Hermans, Spaceheads, Headache, CreveCoeur) crafts pop tunes, but not without tearing them apart through vocalist Liz’s shriekings, erratic drum bangings, uncommon instruments, noise erruptions, … They fuse the wild and free attitude of post punk with tropical and afrobeat vibes. Blasting trombones, skillfully played marimba, screaming vocals, roaring guitars.
The Jimmy Cake
Large-scale post rock outfit with folk leanings and occasional forays into electro-acoustic soundscapes. The main players came together in the late 90’s as Das Madman, broke up in 1999 and reformed in 2000 as The Jimmy Cake. They have released three albums: ‘Brains’, ‘Dublin gone, everybody dead’ and 2008’s ‘Spectre & Crown’ as well as one EP: ‘Superlady’ on their own Pilatus imprint.
Fringilla Montifringilla are a band named after a small bird. That small bird is a bramling. The band stumbled clumsily into existence in late 2008 and comprises of members of Sylvan, Party Weirdo, The Jimmy Cake, Hands Up Who Wants To Die, Janey Mac, Nippons, Shlow and more. They could be described as Scruff pop, Wonk pop, Noise pop or clumsy neanderthals tripping over their own feet on stage but never Pop Punk or Math Pop because that would be shit.