PISSUP IN A BREWERY #9
Sat 29th July at Black Iris Brewery!
Three awesome bands playing for you while you drink, dance, stroke your beard, nurse your pint, scratch your arse and generally have a brilliant time in somewhere you don’t normally go!
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★ GREY HAIRS
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“Originally forming as an excuse to go for a mid-week pint down the local Wetherspoons in their home town of Nottingham, Grey Hairs soon became less of an excuse to get pissed on a Wednesday evening and swiftly transformed in to a unit of some power. Anyone who has seen them live in the three-and-a-half years since forming will attest to the mixture of noise and volume that they harness of their gigs – like being smacked around the head by a freight train powered by Red Stripe.
Grey Hairs is made-up of musicians who have been making music in various guises for over 15 years, as members of Kogumaza, Lords, Fists, Cult Of Dom Keller, Felix, Fonda 500, and not forgetting Corby’s short-lived 90s funk-metal outfit, Nervebomb. Since their inception at the back end of 2011, they have released a steady trickle of music: the online only collection of early demos One Hundred Breakfasts, a self-titled Record Store Day 7″, and their tribute to the late, great Harry Nilsson Grey Hairs Schmey Hairs that includes a gloriously indulgent take on ‘Jump In To The Fire’ and a feverish ‘Coconut’.”
– Paul Klotschkow – The Quietus
★ BILGE PUMP
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Bilge Pump have a disturbing ability to be better than any band they play with. Imagine a boiling-over bastard concoction of all the best bits of The Jesus Lizard, Led Zeppelin, The Fall, Blue Cheer, Funkadelic and King Crimson. A thick broth of art-punk fractured progressive noise, condensed into atonal pop songs free of power chords. Nitro-fuelled avant-jazz rhythms create enough structural form amongst the twisted guitar and off-the-cuff witticisms to provide an uncanny ability to incite dancing! It doesn’t matter how wired or weird Bilge Pump get; behind the progressive noise there are clear, distinctive, memorable songs: a rare and winning combination!
During their 14 year existence, Bilge Pump have probably played with, dismayed and blown away all your favourite bands (take your pick from Lightning Bolt, Erase Errata, Part Chimp, Trans Am, The Mars Volta, Hella, Foals, Get Hustle, Les Savy Fav, Enon). They recorded several John Peel Sessions (in which Peel is chomping at the bit for more – only very rarely did I hear him quite so enthusiastic). Joe makes custom valve amps for the likes of The Fucking Champs. Brian Chippendale from Lightning Bolt admitted he’s a one-trick-drum-pony compared to Bilge’s Neil Turpin in a Pitchfork interview after they played together in 2006. A finer set of indie credentials would be harder to find, as would a band who so evidently don’t give a fuck about them. And frankly, not liking a band with song titles like “Are You There, Jude? It’s Me, Barry” would seem rather churlish.
Every now and then you stumble across a band where it’s impossible to tell, in a traditional sense, whether they’re any good or not. All you can tell is that that they’re weird enough to be absolutely wonderful. // Kerrang
Every frequency, every drum beat, every riff and every vocal is so tight, caustic, well-tuned, and so addictive, they seem to transcend their human form. // Plan B
When they pull another fine riff out of thin air you realise how inspired this trio really are. // Rock-a-Rolla
★ JUTLAND SONGS
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“I’m in time to catch Jutland Songs who’re closing out the Struggletown Records night and it’s well worth the extra effort. Driving indie rock delivered with style and confidence and benefiting from a really great sound wins the night. Sharp guitars lead the way and the band sound as tight as I’ve ever heard them. It’s very much in the vein of any influential 90s American indie rock band you care to mention and it’s as thoroughly enjoyable as any of them.”
Martin Wison – Restive Natives Festival Review
With DJ Matthew Newnham on the wheels of steel!
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