LATE OF THE PIER
Wednesday 11 July
28 New Kent Road, London SE1 6TJ 020 7701 1500
Tickets from: www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com 0871 22 00 260 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London 0207 240 0105l
After their sold out show at the Astoria in July 2006 Brooklyn-based group ANIMAL COLLECTIVE bring their psychedelic melodic insanity to The Coronet on July 11th to play new music from their forthcoming new album which will be released on their new home Domino Records later this year.
The four sonic adventurers deliver a live set that seems them weave their luscious, multi-layered web around naive chants, arcane fragile whispers and tribalistic drumming alongside deliciously skewed songs, heartbreaking hooks and deep pop sensibilities from album 'Feels'. Its a kind of "free-form folk pop" referencing The Beach Boys performed by Syd Barrett, the loopy psychedelia of The Flaming Lips experiencing a mescaline meltdown…! But, crucially, it is Animal Collective’s natural affinity with pop music that makes up the crux of their sound. Whilst they may recall a wide array of past and present influences, it’s without ever aping them or sounding retro. And most of all, in whatever guise they assume, Animal Collective always manage to sound like noone but themselves – stunningly unique and resonating with a deeply commited self-belief.
"Avant rock, toybox psychedelia and a touch of campfire new weirdness – Feels is their most accomplished work to date" The Wire
"If there's one band capable of sowing wild seeds of imagination, it's this lot. Their rich, acoustic songs simultaneously melt your heart and set it racing" The Guardian
"Cavorting as if around a bonfire, as if they're seized by visions, they rant and rave riddles or spells about life as an outsider in modern America" Sunday Telegraph
LATE OF THE PIER, fresh from the confines of Castle Donnington, a small town whose only previous note of existence comes courtesy of East Midlands airport.
Looking for all the world like the archetypical rock band – you can't move down the front for pre-pubescent girls during their set – the haircuts and clobber have been studied and crafted to perfection, while the moves seem to be borrowed from Kraftwerk. This is particularly true of their hyperactive keyboard player, whose ironing board, used to support said instrument, looks about to bend and break any moment.
Like The Faint-on-better-steroids 'Bathroom Gurgle' or the 'Making Plans For… New Year's Eve?' post-punk vignette of 'Random Firl'
MARNIE STERN plays with a full band with Zach Hill from Hella/Holy Smokes and forthcoming Mars Volta side project (hush hush) is on drums full tight band.