Archive for September, 2007

Eat Your Own Ears presents
VON SUDENFED (Featuring Mark E Smith of The Fall and Mouse On Mars)
XX TEENS
CHROME HOOF
FOUR TET DJ SET
DJ SKREAM
plus guests

Thursday 18 October
Doors 7.30pm

Heaven
Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG
020 7930 2020
www.heaven-london.com

Tickets £17.50

www.myspace.com/vonsudenfed

Who are Von Sudenfed? For starters they’re a trio formed by Andi Toma, Mark E Smith and Jan St Werner. But depending who you ask and how, they’re a sound-system, a family, a band. They’re all these things and more, as Jan himself explains: ‘We wanted the album to have the energy we would imagine a hybrid band – a futuristic band playing grime or ska or soca like a pirate radio station – to have.’

With Von Sudenfed, the word ‘group’ is inadequate. This isn’t a standard set-up with Musician A on Instrument A and Musician B on Instrument B. The riffs and rhythms come together from so many different places, with synths, samplers and sequencers all firing off. It’s not a band: it’s a free-flowing collectivist dance generator – a futurist sound system

Mark E Smith has led The Fall through more than 25 studio albums since their formation in Manchester 31 years ago. His lyrics, delivery, song-writing and attitude have had an incalculable influence on punk, post-punk and as many of their close relations and off-shoots as you care to think of, with artists from Wu Tang’s RZA, to LCD Soundsystem, DJ Shadow, and Pavement all acknowledged fans.

Jan St Werner and Andi Toma are best known for their work together as Mouse on Mars, debuting in 1994 with Vulvaland. On albums like Niun Niggung (their first for Domino), Idiology and Radical Connector they’ve gone on to perfect a signature sound which blends the lateral improvisational moves of jazz with the abstract complexities of electronica and the directness of acoustic instrumentation.

Mark E Smith hits the dancefloor – Independent

Might be even more fun than The Fall’s latest opus – The Observer

The one thing no one could have predicted about Tromatic Reflexxions was just how much fun it would turn out to be…….every track contains something to surprise and delight – OMM

Suggests some rough and ready sound system banging out electro, dancehall, soca and grime, with Smith as the surreal and belligerent master of ceremonies…..satisfyingly adventurous – The Guardian

The kind of exploration of space and motivation that the dance-punk scene is supposed to be about – Uncut

XX Teens (previously Xerox Teens until a certain photocopier manufacturer had a word!) tonight showcase the band's frenzied punk-funk guitars and steel drums assault into a driving electro rock-fest. Expect a night of strange psychedelia before being propelled into the ether by the Teen’s mighty kick drum.

As the progenitor of a red-eyed blaze of dubstep fury, DJ Skream will add to the evening’s furore.
 

Plus special guests
 

ENDS

Having sold out Monday 29th of October at KOKO, garnered a wealth of glowing press and widespread praise at the Mercury Awards, Bat For Lashes adds a 2nd date at KOKO, London on Sunday 28th October

Eat Your Own Ears present
BAT FOR LASHES
plus guests

Sunday 28th October 
Doors 7pm

KOKO, 1A Camden High Street, London, NW1 7JE
http://www.koko.uk.com

Tickets £12.50 from: www.ticketweb.co.uk 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com 0870 060 3777 

www.batforlashes.co.uk 
http://myspace.com/batforlashes 


VON SUDENFED (Featuring Mark E Smith of The Fall and Mouse On Mars)
plus special guests

Thursday 18 October
Doors 7.30pm

Heaven
Under The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG
020 7930 2020
www.heaven-london.com

Tickets £17.50

www.myspace.com/vonsudenfed

Who are Von Sudenfed? For starters they're a trio formed by Andi Toma, Mark E Smith and Jan St Werner. But depending who you ask and how, they're a sound-system, a family, a band. They're all these things and more, as Jan himself explains: ‘We wanted the album to have the energy we would imagine a hybrid band – a futuristic band playing grime or ska or soca like a pirate radio station – to have.'

With Von Sudenfed, the word ‘group' is inadequate. This isn't a standard set-up with Musician A on Instrument A and Musician B on Instrument B. The riffs and rhythms come together from so many different places, with synths, samplers and sequencers all firing off. It's not a band: it's a free-flowing collectivist dance generator – a futurist sound system

Mark E Smith has led The Fall through more than 25 studio albums since their formation in Manchester 31 years ago. His lyrics, delivery, song-writing and attitude have had an incalculable influence on punk, post-punk and as many of their close relations and off-shoots as you care to think of, with artists from Wu Tang's RZA, to LCD Soundsystem, DJ Shadow, and Pavement all acknowledged fans.

Jan St Werner and Andi Toma are best known for their work together as Mouse on Mars, debuting in 1994 with Vulvaland. On albums like Niun Niggung (their first for Domino), Idiology and Radical Connector they've gone on to perfect a signature sound which blends the lateral improvisational moves of jazz with the abstract complexities of electronica and the directness of acoustic instrumentation.

Mark E Smith hits the dancefloor – Independent

Might be even more fun than The Fall's latest opus – The Observer

The one thing no one could have predicted about Tromatic Reflexxions was just how much fun it would turn out to be…….every track contains something to surprise and delight – OMM

Suggests some rough and ready sound system banging out electro, dancehall, soca and grime, with Smith as the surreal and belligerent master of ceremonies…..satisfyingly adventurous – The Guardian

The kind of exploration of space and motivation that the dance-punk scene is supposed to be about – Uncut

Plus special guests

Eat Your Own Ears presents
TILLY AND THE WALL
TEENAGERS
LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION
SLOW CLUB

Thursday 6 September

 

Doors 7.30pm

Electric Ballroom, 184 Camden High Street, Camden Town, London NW1 8QP 0207 4859006

Tickets £12.50 advance from:
www.ticketweb.co.uk
08700 600 100 
www.seetickets.com
0870 264 3333
www.lastminute.com

 

www.tillyandthewall.com, 
www.myspace.com/tillyandthewall
www.myspace.com/theteenagers
www.myspace.com/lightspeedchampion
www.myspace.com/slowclub

 

Midwestern band TILLY AND THE WALL consists of two dressed-down boys, two glamorous girls and one frenzied hoofer, the tutu-wearing Jamie Williams with pockets full of melodies sprang out of Nowheresville, USA, with a penchant for classic 60s pop, boy/girl harmonies and American folk records. They create jagged, elegant songs, and rejoice in tales of friendship, broken hearts, and youthful dreams and frustrations. Their sound is distinctive and classic at the same time. If you're looking for reference points somewhere between Rilo Kiley, Belle And Sebastian and Bright Eyes would be a good place to start. And the songs are as catchy as anything. Perfectly humable after one listen. And likely to induce involuntary toe tapping. Talking of which – percussion on most tracks is provided by Julie's nimble-toed tap-dances! She's also been known to bang old leather suitcases with drumsticks…

 

"An optimistic celebration of self-destruction, unspoken longing and adolescent rebellion, it combines the whimsical spirit of the Polyphonic Spree with the melancholy of Kirsty MacColl." The Guardian

 

"One of the most wonderful things to come out of Nebraska since Kool-aid and that Bright Eyes Dude" NME

LIGHTSPEED CHAMPION Former Test Icicles front man, Dev Hynes plays London’s 229 as Lightspeed Champion on the 19th of  July.
Spare, alluring instrumental sounds and thoughtful lyrics with crude track titles, Lightspeed Champion’s songs are a dichotomy of dark and light, salty and sweet. The semi-acoustic, country-rock and folk-pop sound can perhaps be explained by the album’s origins in Omaha Nebraska, where it was produced by Saddle Creek records’ Mike Mogis, who has most recently worked with Bright Eyes.

Working alongside members of The Faint, Cursive and Tilly And The Wall, and featuring guest vocalist Emmy The Great (who will also be providing support at 229), the album (Galaxy Of The Lost", released by Domino on July 16) is a catchy autobiography, lighter sounding and more reflective than Hynes other projects to date.