Power Lunches Arts Cafe
446 Kingsland Road
Hackney, E8 4AE
Tel: 0207 998 1997
SWEETHEART ep launch
HUMAN HANDS (Stratford-Upon-Avon/Iceland) - http://humanhands.bandcamp.com/
Crushingly bleak 90s emo with all kinds of Indian Summer/I Hate Myself vibes running through.
CARSON WELLS (Aberdeen, UK) - http://carsonwells.bandcamp.com/
Twisting and mesmerising post-hardcore trio from Aberdeen, playing a rare London show. Brings to mind the likes of Kolya and Sinaloa.
SOLEMN LEAGUE (Berlin, Germany) - http://solemnleague.bandcamp.com/
Frantic German post-punk/emo, with a hint of revolution summer vibes for good measure. Older stuff sounds fairly reminiscent of The Van Pelt, new stuff sounds a bit like Wipers.
COUSIN (Brighton, UK) - http://cousintheband.bandcamp.com/
Groovy instrumental post-hardcore which conjures up the likes of Polvo/Enablers.
KIN SHOT (London, UK)
Members and ex-members of Sky:Lark, Bird Calls and Man Hands (among others).
Friday 25 April 2014
Power Lunches, E8 4AE
"once you have started, you never know where it will end. It begins with a tickle and ends in a blaze of petrol" (Lacan)
From the touching melodies, over the feathery rubbing along with your primary senses, ticklish transgressors invite you to adorn yourself in your flamboyant feathers and let yourself be immune to the gravity. Pack your hyper-sensitivity to experience the slaps of throbbing neurological Titillatio of the whirling vinyl. Feel together irresistible oscillating tensions, that will arouse your explosive somatic frolics.
libidinous beats by:
Saturday, 26th April
446 Kingsland Road
WE WILD BLOOD: Loud, heavy, beautiful songs crafted from 2 vocals, a possessed acoustic guitar and violent drums. Wild indeed - Simon and Garfunkel this is not!
MOKSHA MEDICINE: "London five-piece named after Aldous Huxley's writings on psychedelic visionary experiences… Think Grace Slick fronting the Juju era Banshees..." - DIS
SLABS: Clunky repetitive heavy slabs of tripped out sounds from various devices known as synthesisers. They do not play synth pop.
"...lunatic whale song meets the sound of your grandmother's final heart beat making its way through her fragile veins." - John Hass
DR. PORTS: A guest DJ slot packed with rarities and oddities, spun through the third eye of a cosmic needle.
COP tape launch
As part of ODDBOX Weekender 2014 --
The Manhattan Love Suicides
Dressed in black, and back. Again. The best band of the noughties return nearly 5 years after they came to an end. New song '(Never Stop) Hating You' shows they've lost none of their menace.
Making noise, making heat. Their 'Pure // Apart' EP on Odd Box is something of a gem and live the band offer out and out attack with nods to Dinosaur Jr and early Ride. They stole my heart, let them steal yours.
Poppunk! Punk! Pop! Sock! Puppets! Coming over from Denmark we absolutely chuffed to have the Sock Puppets back playing the Odd Box Weekender.
The Wendy Darlings
Over from France and kicking off their tour for their brand new album 'The Insufferable Fatigues of Idleness' (Odd Box).
The Sweet Nothings
Led by Pete Green (he released a single on the proto odd box label, Lost Music, way back when). The Sweet Nothings shimmer with sparkly nuggets of indiepop. Fiercely pop. Fiercely socialist.
Early Bird Tickets on sale now:
Weekender (Fri/Sat/Sun) Passes:
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Regular Weekender (Fri/Sat/Sun) pass £27.50
Early Bird Saturday/Sunday pass £16
Regular Saturday/Sunday pass £20
Friday will be open to Weekender pass holders only.
Saturday Day Tickets £12
Sunday Tickets £9.50
Feature Length Episode
A prolific musical genius.
The place between waking and dreaming.
Are you tired of watching punks in their late twenties/early thirties?
V. IMPORTANT: Party goes on til 2am, with the best DJs possible performing their magic disc dancing after the bands.
4 POUNDS for the show / 4 POUNDS for the tape
Electric Therapy is a monthly meeting in east London about modular synths and everything cool related with synths in general.
Players, performers, manufacturers and everyone who has never seen a modular before are welcome.
Bring your synth and share your favourite patches and modules as well as trying out other modules.
Area to setup and show synths upstairs and electric jam sessions downstairs. Please bring some headphones or a small speaker with your synth.
Electric Dog Show
A new audio/visual night in association with Soft Bodies Records, featuring live music & projections. Expect the unusual.
Howlround - http://howlround.co.uk
EIDOLA RECORDS PRESENTS:
YO ZUSHI "BYE BYE BLACKBIRD" SINGLE LAUNCH, PLUS SUPPORT FROM DAVID JAMES HERBERT (OF VIVE LA ROSE)
"The spirit of Bob Dylan for the 21st century" - Mary Anne Hobbs, BBC Radio 1
In the mid-2000s, Yo Zushi put out two albums with Pointy Records ("This could be the start of something major" - ****, Q magazine ) and has since released a series of zine albums, cassettes and downloads. In July, Eidola Records will be bringing out his first full album in five years, It Never Entered My Mind. "Bye Bye Blackbird", launching tonight, is the first single.
It Never Entered My Mind features guest appearances from David Brown (Lazarus and the Plane Crash), Mak Murtic (Mimika) and the Black Swans' Jerry David Decicca.
Yo Zushi has played on bills with musicians including Scritti Politti, Joanna Newsom, Micah P Hinson, Patrick Wolf, Magic Numbers, Willy Mason and Her Space Holiday. He was born in Hiroshima, Japan, and currently lives in Hackney.
Past reviews of Yo Zushi's music include:
"This could be the start of something major" - ****, Q magazine
"Perfectly constructed lyricism" - Word magazine
"A master class in storytelling" - Dazed and Confused magazine
"Raw… Intriguing" - Steve Lamacq - BBC Radio 2
***** - Amelia's Magazine
The Portuguese Conspiracy
STEP SIDEWAYS - SHRINE and more
We welcome back our favourite Brighton chums Shrine who
are joined by Vasa on their UK tour. Chuffed to say they will be
joined by Alarm Bells who are also touring and John, who, if their
live show is as good as their early recording will not want to be
Alarm Bells- http://alarmbells.bandcamp.com/
Fiver on the door, or £4 adv. Tickets from-
STEP SIDEWAYS - Lapis Lazuli
Fucking excited to have the mighty LOOM headline the basement…
...backed up by the fuzz laden noise of LOVE BUZZARD….
...the 60's surf rock of DEAD COAST (fresh from their European tour)...
….and kicking the night off will be the incredible sounds of the garage rock threesome, ABJECTS….
Rare 60's and 70's rock n roll / punk and garage will be spun by our resident man, GARY THE TALL…
…with a guest DJ slot by THE FLABBY DAGGER boys….
… and they'll also be exclusively selling copies their latest zine on the night….FLABBY DAGGER: THE SEX EDITION.
Doors 7.30…till 2…..gonna be a big fucking party….BBQ lit at 7.45…bring a friend...ciao x
BAG YOUR TICKETS IN ADVANCE FOR THIS ONE. GONNA GET BUSY….
NIGHT OF THE TRIFFIDS
Northampton's finest are off on tour and we're delighted
to say they'll be stopping by with us on Sunday 18th March, joined
by the wonderful Dog Legs and Giant Burger, for a night of bratty
post punk wonk pop, or something to that effect.
N.B. Please come down early: live music has to be done by 22:00 on Sundays at Power Lunches so we'll be starting earlier than usual. Thanks!
ticket link http://www.wegottickets.com/event/268894
thisquietarmy: over nine years Montreal's Eric Quach has been performing dark and expansive guitar based experiments. Taking influence from sources ranging from post-punk and krautrock to black metal, his work swings between glacial and propulsive.
"cavernous, imploding rock music and astrally inclined drone ritual [...] it's shoegaze played through in the din of a rocket launch" - Rock-a-Rolla
"Deep penetrating tracks & dazzling astral atmospheres" - ATTN Magazine
Yellow6: we are delighted to put on a rare London show for Jon Attwood. Since the 90's, his music has been drifting along slowly, its gentle momentum picking up emotional resonance in a way few in this field, other than maybe Labradford and Stars of the Lid, have achieved.
"the music has a rare depth and intelligence which Attwood's contemporaries struggle to match even on their best days" - Leonard's Lair
Imprints: London based experimenters in archaic noise technologies. Formerly known as Mavis Beacon, with one stunning tape of beautiful static under that name, they are playing here in support of their new album.
"celebrating their academic origins but moving beyond them into equally ecstatic territory" - Foxy Digitalis
From Minneapolis, Condominium have spent the last few years perfecting their killer blend of hardcore punk, garage, no wave, psych, and AmRep-esque noise into a sound all of their own. Featuring ex-members of Formaldehyde Junkies, but sounding nothing at all like that band. Their most recent 7" 'Carl' was released by Sub Pop, and they will have a new self released single 'Thug' for this trip.
London hardcore punk influenced by Rudimentary Peni among others and featuring members of Good Throb, Family Outing and Lich.
Killer new London band who feature two thirds of London / La Vida Es Un Mus mainstays Nailbiter and continuing on with their perfected mix of Japanese meets Swedish influenced hardcore. For fans of Deathside, Anti-Cimex and delayed vocals.
(Bank Holiday) Monday 26th May
2pm - 5pm
446 Kingsland Road
LAS OTRAS (Spain)
Will be playing an evening gig at the same venue, so be sure to stick around!
Math/ Ambient/ Post-Rock
Soaring cinematic post-rock
"It was the sheer excitement in the room knowing that there was something extraordinary about to happen. Six of them slowly but surely start to invade the stage to set up all their equipment, electric violins, electric violas, electronic drum pads, even a joystick...." BEARDROCK
Groove-heavy jazzy instrumental math for fans of Don Caballero and TTNG.
HE WAS EATEN BY OWLS
Virtuosic post-math duo blending the technical fervour of math-rock with the intricate and heavily textured nature of classical and jazz.
Enchanting and beautiful solo a capella heart-break layered with loops and pedals.
Warm and comforting, strange and haunting ambient cinematic soundscapes.
'One of the best things on the Quietus' stereo this week has been composer Lucy Claire's Suite EP' - Laurie Tuffrey
Plus: DJ's and Live Art