I’m Not From London presents….
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Satursday 25th March at The Angel Microbrewery!
★ THOMAS TRUAX !!
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American Thomas Truax is one of the most imaginative characters on the pop music fringe. He travels the world performing with his evolving “band” of surreal self-made Harry Partch-esque instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a pimped-up Dr. Seuss-ian Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’, as well as guitar. UNCUT magazine says “Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics” while Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison.”
He crafts rich, poetically evocative songs about insects, trees, technology, and a lifelong obsession with things lunar, including various reasons ‘Why Dogs Howl at The Moon’. His eight studio LPs include highly-rated covers album ‘Songs From The Films Of David Lynch’.
Notable supporters and collaborators include Jarvis Cocker, Duke Special, Richard Hawley, Amanda Palmer, and the late author Terry Pratchett. Brian Viglione (of the Dresden Dolls/Violent Femmes) plays drums on Thomas’s latest studio album ‘Jetstream Sunset’.
“It’s a mutual exchange of blood, bone, wood and metal, most of which is home grown. If you leave a Truax show without smiling somewhere in your body, you’re fucked.” – Richard Hawley
“When he performs, it is a spectacle – the originality and seeming impossibility of what he does is much of the appeal.” – The Guardian
“His gigs are extraordinary, fizzing with showmanship.” – Q Magazine
★ 94 GUNSHIPS
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“94 Gunships were next up outside, and their set was funky, lighthearted, grizzly and heartfelt. The set was varied and intimate, whilst having some inspiring vibes bringing people to the front to dance. By this point I would stress I was feeling pretty tired having been at the festival a number of hours, but I still had a boogie alongside the rest of the packed out audience. The drums are rhythmic and relentless which is pulse raising (especially with the dancing) and combined with the Tom Waits style vocals and great instrumental parts, it was a brilliant band to have at that point in the festival.” Nottingham Live
“The gruffest blues to fall this side of the Trent” – Wire & Wool
“Some of the coolest shantys and ditties to emerge from a Notts band for a while. Lovely stuff ” – Farmyard
“What a band, what a band, what a band, what a mighty good band! 94 Gunships have taken Nottingham by storm over the last six months and sweet Joni Mitchell what a storm it has been! Houses have been flooded and new holes have been created to be filled in again! 94 Gunships will fill that hole in your heart with music co-written by the bands two front men! An opportunity to see a great new band who will most likely boom over the next year or so. Lyrics so catchy you will become a lyric-knowing fan geek after one performance! Come and see 94 Gunships and I promise you will enjoy it.” – Bradley Rice – Jamcafé
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Nottingham supergroup led by Dick Venom‘s Will Wilkinson and comprising of former members of other Nottingham bands such Captain Dangerousand Practical Lovers. Hollywood – the bandpromise to be an extremely exciting band. Haunting, piano built crescendo ballads and twisted lyrics this band are a must check out one for all fans of Nick Cave, Leonard Cohen and dark romantic soul rock!
★ STACEY MCMULLEN
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“Saturday nights can often be difficult to grab people’s attention in bars and pubs, but as soon as Stacey McMullen graced the stage, there was barely a person that didn’t take notice. With his unique and original take on such genres as samba, folk, blues, and many more – he can even rap – his set felt so addictive, you never wanted to leave, not even for a quick toilet break, just in case you missed something special. His jacket, replicatingJoseph’s Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, added to his incredibly cool and comfortable stage demeanour, which meant that not only could you not take your ears away from his music, but you couldn’t take your eyes off of him. His diverse range in musical skills make this guy a great starter for a Saturday night gig, and an exciting musician that could easily headline his own gig in the future!”
– Hannah Parker – LeftLion
Doors 7.30 – Late
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