Constellation Records’ Ought play The Workman’s Club with Jogging on November 17th
Canadian-based diy arts advocaters ought are paying a visit to Dublin In November. The four men from Montreal are playing the Workman’s Club on November 17th as part of a whirwind 5 date tour of the UK and Ireland at the tail end of other European dates. Plenty of bands tour around record releases (or in Fugazi’s case consciously don’t tour around a record release) but Ought have brought it to another stage. They are promoting their new EP, Once More With Feeling, out on Constellation Records
The EP came about after what is described as an “an intense weekend session at Montréal’s Hotel2Tango in June 2014”. It yielded new recordings of two early pieces, “Pill” and “New Calm Pt. 2” along with the brand new, more experimental and largely instrumental “New Calm Pt. 3”. The final song on the ep is “Waiting” from their More Than Any Other Day sessions (debut Constellation Records offering released this year). It is a 24-minute, 10″ vinyl-only offering, suitably titled Once More With Feeling…
Clash Music describes the ep as “A four-track EP that runs for the best part of 25 minutes and possesses more depth, more intrigue, than most full-lengths running to twice as long”. The NME called it a “scattergun 24-minute journey, and its every destination is a delight.”
Musically Ought take post punk sounds of bands like Television and make it their own. Bits of The Fall may shout through but are brought to another level. Each track is more a composition rather than a straightforward song. They nurture and grow but always with an energy that encourages your aural participation. I’m sure live they will be a pleasure, so why don’t we find out together?
The Workman’s Club
8pm, November 17th
Tickets are €12 (including booking fee) from http://www.tickets.ie.