Monday 31st August The Sebright Arms
The Nightingales- The legendary post punk Country n Midlands combo fronted by Robert Lloyd have been garnering amazebollock reviews all over the shoppe for their superb new long player ‘Mind Over Matter’…released via John Robb’s Louder Than War (clearly a marriage made somewhere North of the ozone layer) this is the latest in a quick succession of blinding albums since The ‘Gales reformed 10 years back or so….no throwback retro wallowing here, expect the same kinda respect for moving forward as you get with The Fall or Pere Ubu….from the scratchy iconoclastic schtick of their Pigs On Purpose era thru Rockin’ With Rita to their Noughties twisty nouveau rocknroll there is so much to enjoy with Lloyds Of Birmingham… and the 2015 model excels all that and some.
The Nightingales in The Dublin Castle? Thoroughly in the ‘Not to be missed’ dpt- especially as we lost em late doors last time due to a freak amplifier/finger slicing episode… well this time we’ve been bumped by Peat Dougherty and his Libertine chums…but thankfully the very wonderful Sebright has come to the rescue. . which is rather nice cos rumour has it a certain Nightingale used to deliver mail there when he was an East End postie back when the venue was an old fellas boozer with some do say strippers downstairs. We’ve all moved on…2 handpicked (by the ‘Gales demselves) fabulous supports tonight as well…..
With Raygun C86 and The Ramones collide most marvellously- so The Shop Assistants would be a good comparison for sure, and Fuzzbox…a bit of riot grrrl a touch of ’90s yank punk. Nicely nicely.
The Ethical Debating Society are hot to trot boy/girl artniks demonstrating a nice blend of garage fuzz and lofi post punk outsiderism… pithy pop melodies always present though…a bit Riot Grrrl for sure but very NOW…..Katherine Hannah‘s children are manifold and free finking innit. Great stuff…..
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