Fri 24 Nov
The Cesarians
 + You The Living
 + JD Kelleher
The Cesarians– Unveiling their new line up we are very pleased to bring the very wonderful Cesarians to The Water Rats. Following critically acclaimed albums produced by Craig Leon and Teo Millar the ‘wrong rock/odd pop’ maestros now channel a rather more electronica hinged furrow with a little less brass but no let up in the intensity and emotional maelstrom they effortlessly kick up…not to mention sensational songcraft. For fans of Nick Cave, Jacques Brel, Kris Kristoffersen, Bowie yes, but all manner of things resonate in their wonderful body of work from The Fall to Pink Floyd to E.L.O…. You The Living– Darkwave electronica no wavery from boy/girl duo now augmented the remarkable percussive skills of one Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants, Bow Wow Wow, Republica) …lotsa great press from the likes of Louder Than War, Gods In The TV etc. Operating in an area somewhere between Neubatten, and the misty, mercurial end of Closer era Joy Division. Talking of Joy Division JD Kelleher took a cover of the Manc miserabilists’ classic ‘Love Will Tear Us Apart’ to No.1 in the charts of his native Ireland a couple of years ago. A nicely twangsome, moody crooner’s version it was too from the household named actor/director ( playing Breandán Mac Gearailt in Irish soap Ros na Rún in addition to a raft of movies) turned LGBT activist rocknroll maverick. His own songs are fab punky onslaughts on glam pop sensibilities. A fine way to  kick off this evening’s entertainment.
The Water Rats

Doors from 7.15
£10 on the door
£8 in advance