Oh wow, Clean Girls from Brooklyn are joyfully clattertastic! And you can pick up 2013s Last House EP by them for free from their Bandcamp. Just pop your pointer over the words “here be wondrous noise” below and click to be taken to the land of free music and stuff.
My first blog of the year tagged “Bristol Music” features those sly dogs Downard, a rowdy two-piece who hit the ground running and don’t stop.
Here’s what they say about this “incredibly rough cut” of their track Victory Home Zone:
Here is a very rough and overcompressed demo of our violent tear-jerker VICTORY HOME ZONE. It was recorded on a tiny camcorder microphone. We will be recording this song (and others) ‘properly’ later this year.
Def about time we got some proper recorded music from them, they’ve been around well over a year now and as far as I’m aware have yet to get any proper music laid down.
And another thing before I get back to posting exclusively about music again, I had me an industrial piercing just before Xmas. Frankly it’s one of the less thought through ideas I’ve ever had as I probably won’t ever be able to sleep on my rhs again, probably won’t be able to hold a phone to right ear again and haven’t been able to wear my fucking awesome Sennheisers for a month. Doubly galling as those earbud style earphones just damn well fall out me ear.
Still, it looks pretty rad, esp in black and white and esp now as the felt tip marks the piercer put on my ear (so she knew where to put the needle through) have finally washed off.
Somehow I was in north wales when Le Quattro Volte (2011) was released and have been hankering after seeing it ever since. I even badgered Mark Cosgrove (head of programming at watershed) about it on the Twitts a couple of years ago, suggesting a goat themed “Sunday Brunch” season.
Wasn’t really expecting to ever get a chance to see it tbh, (esp as I don’t have a TV, nor believe in watching films on a computer) but then I was listening to the latest Watershed Podcast (available via any iTunes interface near you NOW) and suddenly realised they were talking about goats - and not only that but goats in Le Quattro Volte!
So the upshot is that it’s getting a screening next Sunday. In bristol. Not in a goat Sunday Brunch season (sadly, coz then they may be able to squeeze the other film I’ve been badgering Mark about screening, The Apu Trilogy (ok, fims) cuz I know for a fact they have goats in India) but rather in a “Film, Food and Philosophy Sunday Brunches" season which looks pretty good. Just need to curtail partying on Saturday nights for the next month so I can get to town for noon on Sundays.
All this excitement about a film I’ve never seen? Well, as someone who likes films in which very little happens, and films that are very slow, and films that are beautifully shot, I think I’m pretty safe in expecting to like it as it fits all three categories. So I hear.
Oh, and it’s won prizes at film festivals!
If you wanna read a review by someone who’s actually seen it here’s Roger Ebert’s review.
This is some dopey sickery on Oneohtrix Point Never’s label NNA Tapes. Their album dropped last week, just too late to feature in anyone’s #aoty list. Classy.
Guerilla Toss - Pink Elephant , dir. Heat Wilson.
Come to the England!!! Pls!!!
Just in case you didn’t believe the last two posts, here’s visual confirmation about the Child Care shoe next Friday.
Fri 13th Dec - Sleep Beggar (featuring Jamie of Bastions), Child Care, H Zam Zam, Squeeze Me Macaroni @ The Gryphon Facebook event page link.
More Sleep Beggar. Still Jamie from Bastions, still his side project called Sleep Beggar. Still dirty industrial electronica yo!
Sleep Beggar are still playing the gryphon on Friday 13th. It’s still well worth a trip I’d still say.
Woah! This is good! Jamie from Bastions has a side project called Sleep Beggar. Dirty industrial electronica yo! Sleep Beggar are playing the gryphon on Friday 13th. Well worth a trip I’d say.
Today’s discovery from the swathes of emails etc I get sent is the band The Devil. They’ve recently released an album after 6 / 7 years together and they’re a kind of hard hitting experimental motorik groove machine.
Check out their Bandcamp for more by them or to buy the album.
This band are fucking incredible. Once every 10 years or so a new band comes out of the “world music” scene and blows peoples minds. I’m thinking of the likes of Tinariwen, Shangaan Electro and Omar Souleyman of course. And now we have a band who I’m sure are going to follow in those bands wakes, Jambinai.
Jambinai are from Korea. They play screechy violins, huge saxophones and zithers. Except they aren’t them, they’re traditional Korean instruments that make sounds like them.
Brought up listening to heavy metal but playing acoustic Korean music, one day they decided to try melding the two - the result is some kind of mad blend of Melt Banana and Mogwai. And it rips. Check out the above and prepare to see the future today.
Meditative loops and apocalyptic, angsty breakdowns. This is Jambinai.
New video from math rocking art punk three piece Mayors of Miyazaki whose album Holy Cop was one of the best of the year. This track, Tongues, is off it.
Deffo worth checking out the new EP by Bristol hardcore band Bats About Bats - Foxy Orange Web Cap.
They have a launch show for it at the Gryphon on Saturday. Bummed it clashes with Melt Yourself Down at the Exchange - missed their show earlier in the year and several people have told me it was their favourite gig of the year so I guess I shouldn’t really miss em this time.
You’re gunna shit yerselves when you get to hear the new album, Revered By No One, Feared By All by Mancunian slam crew Ingested.
Punishing beatdowns, epic riffage, guttural vocals and blistering speed etc.
It’s due out on 16th Dec. There’s nowt streaming from it yet (as far as I can tell) but check out the above for an idea of what Ingested are like.