We're having a big party to celebrate the release of Olympic Hits EP. Out on Hello Thor Records on March 29th 2010. Here's the poster and deets.
FISTS' sound is a sprawling, ever-shifting amalgam of DIY music genres spanning the past 50 years. From the skiffle punk of '6 5 Special' and the country twang goes indie-pop of 'Cockatoo' to the Stereolab/Velvets drone of ‘Skit’. Live, Fists are a woozy, kaleidoscopic and riotously fun affair. www.myspace.com/fistsmusic
SWIMMInG// have managed that rarest of things. An avant-garde left field approach to making music that incorporates experimental field recordings, binaural art, electronica and post-rock elements but remains accessible, uplifting and righteously pop. www.myspace.com/swimmingband
PILGRIM FATHERS have been described by someone else as: ‘a 50 million-year neo-psychedelic death trip through all the galactic touchstones: Orion’s Belt, Destiny’s Rainbow, Brocchi’s Cluster, Pegasus’ Great Square’ and by themselves as “The same sound as when you open a door and there is another dimension behind the door and there’s a band playing behind that door to the other dimension”, and finally by us as ‘awesome slabs of mind melting psychedelic post-rock’. www.myspace.com/thepilgrimfathers
ESCAPOLOGISTS have been on a weird secretive trip over the last 2 years. A trip that has seen the line-up shrink and expand again whilst their sound has undergone a radical evolution, from epic stabs of proggy, indie rock about the universe and science to a new, synth-heavy, drum machine backed, dark pop vehicle that segues oddly disparate touch stones like psychedelia, hip-hop and electro together in ways that absolutely work!!
PLUS...After-Party in the Red Room:
Frank’s Vintage Metal Disco playing: Budgie, early ZZ-Top, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Edgar Broughton Band, Blue Cheer, that weird heavy metal Osmonds tune ‘Crazy Horses’, Judas Priest, Deep Purple, early Queen, etc.
AND...very special live guests!
Advanced tickets £5 available from the Rock City box office and at www.alt-tickets.co.uk. / more on the door.
Advanced ticket holders will receive a FREE copy of the brand new Fists EP (just swap your ticket stub at the merch stand on the night!)