LOVVERS: Based nowhere and residing pretty much everywhere, Lovvers is compromised offour ambitious nobodies. Lovvers are a strange mix of music’s forgotten blankgeneration, re-calling the spirit of Darby Crash’s Germs, the weirdness ofFlipper, Wipers-style pop and the careless attitude of The Replacements. Afterthe release of four noisy 7inchs the band have now found a home at Wichitarecordings. Having playing nearly 200 shows up and down the UK the band have shared billswith the likes of Butthole Surfers, No Age, Times New Viking, Jay Reatard,Awesome Color, Mika Miko, Fucked Up and Black Lips.
TELEPATHE: Telepathe, coming from the same NYC scene that spawned such innovators as GangGang Dance, Excepter and Effi Briest, are set to release their much anticipatedDave Sitek (TV On The Radio) produced debut LP, Dance Mother. Their ritualistic haunted pop, which fills the void where ‘hip-hop andtotemic drone experimentalism collide’ has in the past been remixed by !!!and the Matmos side project, Soft Pink Truth. Their live show features voodoo like rythmns, overlapping tape loops, hazysynths, atmospheric guitar all mixed up with the most infectious hooksimaginable.
New TELEPATHE / EFFI BRIEST split 12′ coming soon on Skinny Wolves Records
THE CREEPING NOBODIES (Canada, Deleted Art ) + ANNI ROSSI (USA, 4AD) ROLLIN’ HUNT (USA) THREAD PULLS Saturday 11th October, Boom Boom Room, O’ Connell St, Dublin
CREEPING NOBODIES Inspired by such bands as The Ex, Pere Ubu, and The Fall, The Creeping Nobodiesseek to produce challenging music and are never afraid to explore new territoryor re-invent themselves.During a live performance, listeners can expect to witnessa propulsive, piercingly loud, fast and heavy song in the vein of the Dog FacedHermans transition into a droning Vashti Bunyan meets Neubauten dirge, theeffect of which may be simultaneously jarring and delightful
ANNI ROSSI Anni Rossi has been working with Steve Albini on her debut album proper, slatedfor release on 4AD in 2009.Having been classically trained from a young age,Anni is a most accomplished multi-instrumentalist and as you’ll hear, it’s theviola that forms the centrepiece to her music.She’s loved by other artists likeElectrelane and The Ting Tings, with whom she’s toured Europe and the States.
MAHJONGG(USA,K Records) NOT SQUARES COCHON AND ON w/ Skinny Wolves & Maximum Joy DJs Friday 17th October, Whelans (Upstairs), Wexford St, Dublin
MAHJONGG ‘Mahjongg makes densely repetitive, experimental rock that draws from variousfacets of world music, including contemporary Congolese—check out theirslow-building track, “Pontiac,” and compare to the distorted mbira(“thumb-piano”) stylings of Konono No.1. Their sound also recalls the seminalDavid Byrne/Brian Eno work, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, which placed NorthAfrican rhythms and melodies in the context of electronic music. WhereasVampire Weekend threads bright, uptempo, guitar lines through breezy pop songs,Mahjongg requires a more concerted listen: songs add and shed layers at theirown languid pace, repeating rhythms to trance-like effect. The organic spiritof African music is fed through a synthesizer, reborn on a drummachine.
SANGLES REDUX RECORD LAUNCH INDIAN JEWELRY (USA, We Are Free / Skinny Wolves) TWINKRANES w/ Skinny Wolves + Foggy Notions DJs Saturday 18th October, helans (upstairs), Wexford St, Dublin INDIAN JEWELRY ‘Witness the hoes of Babylon destroy it live with the brainfried intensityof the Velvet Underground off their faces on Peyote soundtracking Lost Highwayif it had been directed by Harmony Korine, rattlesnake & shake, pure venom,napper.’ – 20 JazzFunk Greats
‘Indian Jewelry takes Suicide’s tools – echo-soaked drum machines, repetitiveneon keyboard pulses and stylized vocal washes – but then put them to work.Deep, dark, dour dance music is just the foundation for a warehouse-worth ofclattery percussion, reverbed guitars, electronic churn, buried saxophoneblurts and synthesizer space dust. It’s a vortexing black hole ofsunglasses-at-night style and nihilist highway anthems…’ – DUSTED MAGAZINE
New INDIAN JEWELRY -SANGLES REDUX will be released on a limited vinyl pressing on the night.