Five? First five of the year? Where were we? Tuesday the new Monday? Ways of Seeing? Did you see that painting what Rothko did? Five things, five Monday things on a Tuesday, did you see that selfie what Francis Bacon done? Well done? Five pieces of Monday morning music (on a Tuesday, well it was a bank holiday yesterday and we were rather busy). Cabbage? Well done? Looks like it was painted by a two year old kid….
1: IDLES – Well indeed they’re not Sleaford Mods or Fat White Famile, they’re are indeed Idles and they just announced a massive 25 date UK tour for March/April 2017 as well as the announcement of their debut Album “Brutalism” om March 10th. “Bristol’s finest post-punk polemics IDLES recently recorded at Maida Vale for BBC Introducing and today share a passionate live recording of Stendhal Syndrome. Politically charged, refreshingly confrontational and infectiously volatile, IDLES are a band like no other. Bringing the unsettling reality of the world we live in into their frantic assault on the senses, they are a band that can only be truly understood by witnessing in a live environment.
and while we’re here and not in the mood for biting off noses, we’ll post this again, why don’t you watch foorball? Along with Cabbage, Idols look like being one of the significant bands of 2017, werll done, get on your bike she said, let them eat cake she said… tour dates and more here
2: CABBAGE – We make no ecuse for posting more Cabbage for your first five of 2017… Lie we said the other day, Cabbage then, they’ve been building a scratchy edgy buzz all year and for once the buzz is rather deserved, there;s substance here, an edge of their own. Looks like they’re going to blow up in a really good way in 2017, Manchester’s next big thing so they say… Cabbage are at Kamio (formerly Red Gallery), Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3DT alongside Freak and Black Honey on January 27th. What’s happened to Red Gallery, that’s a worry, as frustrating as the place can be, we can’t afford to lose another East London gallery!
3: DINOSAUR – “Hey there! It’s DINOSAUR and it’s 2017… and it feels great to be here! Whilst enjoying the fresh, new-year energy, we found a little time to dig out some rough-round-the-edges live footage from last year’s album tour. So, especially for everyone here on this mailing list, here’s an improvised encore live from the Verdict in Brighton. We hope you enjoy this piece of music – composed in the moment, by the band. Hugely looking forward to making some more music for you all this year. See you out there…” so said the band. They take their jazz flavours out on an extensive UK tour that starts in mid January in Southampton and goes on through all of February..
and check out this one as well if Dinosaur are new to you…
4: ALUK TODOLO are from Grenoble, France, they’re an instrumental power trio performing what they call Occult Rock, apparently they’ve been doing their thing since 2004. “Their music is a methodical exploration of the powers of musical trance. Part occult black metal fiend and part snide kraut menace, the band conjures rabid obsessive rhythms and abyssal disharmonic guitars, subliminal spiritualist vibrations and bizarre, magick summonings. Aluk Todolo reduce psychedelic improvisation to a bare, telluric instrumentation, in which dry, spare percussion grievously mines the scrapes, shrieks and shimmer of mutated guitar and bass. The band’s sound is monolithic and stabbing, hypnotic but unpredictable, minimalist yet teeming: a dangerous, noxious coil of all things black”. These are recording from last year, they’re about to head out on some U.S dates with Insect Ark.
5: THE WHITE SWAN – A quick taste of a Canadian trio with their debut EP, Anubis, and a rather impressive version of he Wings classicJet. “Launched by drummer turned vocalist/guitarist Mercedes Lander (Kittie), The White Swan bleeds warm ’70s flavoured Black Sabbath doom mixed with classic ’90s grunge, creating a trademark sound within the space of only three songs. Backed by Kira Longeuay (bass) and Shane Jeffers (guitars), Lander’s previously unknown vision for her music has taken on a life of its own and has been met with praise by the open-minded legions of the rock and metal community”. Jest is from The White Swan’s debut EP “Anubis” Buy it Now https://thewhiteswan.bandcamp.com
There you go, here we go… five to get on with while we clear up the last of the mess left here…