Another of those Organ previews, June of 44, a band who figured regualarly on the pages of Organ back in the days of print . June of 44 are coming over for Supersonic (in Birmingham) and while they’re over – “Whilst our festival is kicking off in Birmingham, June of 44 + Rattle will be bringing the Supersonic spirit to the good folks of London. Alongside Upset The Rhythm, we are so excited to host June of 44 for their first UK show in 23 years! They’ll be supported by the hypnotic sounds of drumming duo, Rattle”.
The London show happens on Friday 8th July at 229 which of course is at 229 Great Portland Street, London W1, here’s the Facebook event page
“Formed in the fall of 1994, June of 44 are a super-group collective with a rich underground lineage of members from beloved bands - Rodan, Lungfish, Codeine, Rex, Hoover and Shipping News.
Truly a who’s who of the indie world, together they have often been referred to as the punk rock pirates of the math rock world. The band are cited for their artistic hand-crafted record packaging for music that ranges from experimental jazz to ambient dub to angular post punk”.
“It will have been 23 years since performing in the United Kingdom… so much life, too many wars, so much music, a few extraordinary babies, heart-breaking loss, real struggle, epic success, total failure – for all of us.”
If you don’t know then here’s their Bandcamp, and I guess if you d othen catch up with their sometimes graceful beauty via that very same Bandcamp page…
“If the idea of a band consisting of just 2 drummers brings to mind a hippy bongo nightmare then you’ve obviously never heard RATTLE. Comprising of 2 of Nottingham’s most unique and recognisable drummers (Theresa Wrigley of Fists and Katharine Brown of KOGUMAZA) and aided by Kogumaza’s Mark Spivey they create a hypnotic and danceable music form that recalls This Heat or ESG even whilst remaining completely their own”.
Meanwhile, last night’s Other Rock Show from Organ via Resonance FM, more of the thing that happens every Sunday night via 104.4FM in London, worldwide on line, repeated on Thursday morning while you’re eating your breakfast, or anytime you like via Mixcloud.