Thursday, 2 April 2009

Marble Valley + Wonderswan + Red Shoe Diaries - Fists = This blog entry.

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Unfortunately we've pulled out of the line-up for this because we realised it was total madness dealing with bands and food and money and stage times AND worrying about having to play to. Anyhow, this is what's happening minus us.

Fists Music Presents…
@ The Chameleon, Long Row (just above Clinton Cards), Nottingham, Friday 10th April. £4 (£3 conc.)

Marble Valley (ex-Pavement / Silver Jews)
Marble Valley is the multi-national (English/Dutch/American) sextet brainchild of former Pavement-er/Silver Jew, Steve West. They make music that’s been described as “together” and “out there” at once. Music that careens rambunctiously from krautrock to hip hop to psyche rock without a care in the world for sniffy purism or music industry trends. With two UK releases under their belts in the last 12 months alone including a re-issue of 2006’s ‘Wild Yams’ and the excellent brand new record ‘Slash & Burn’ they’ve decided it was about time they finally got round to a UK tour.

“Playing in the Valley is like hanging with a barrel of monkeys on crack. If we all hold together, it's a bit punk. If one lets go, it can get a bit punky, flunky and floppy.” Steve West

Leeds band Wonderswan are dab hands at turning out perfectly formed nuggets of pure 90’s noise pop nostalgia. Lately they've been gathering proper momentum with a slew of glowing reviews for their recent single 'Hey Nature' on Dance To The Radio and a number of high profile supports. If you like things loud, textured and ramshackle a la Dinosaur Jr or Urusei Yatsura then these guys are definitely for you.

"A beautifully shambolic fuzz laden racket...the sound of beautiful chaos" The Guardian

Red Shoe Diaries
Nottingham favourites Red Shoe Diaries make sophisticated indie pop that joins the dots from Jacques Brel to Darren Hayman in epic, Morricone-esque broad strokes. We reckon they’re quite possibly the most exciting glittery-literary indie pop band to come from the city since Tindersticks. Catch them now in an intimate surrounding before they bolt the stable.

DJ's too but we're not sure who just yet.

1 comment:

Anders said...

Great gig last night.

Me and Bex (and everyone I spoke to - including the band) LOVED it.

See you soon
Anders x