Archive for November, 2007

SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE is the primary musical project of guitarist Ben Chasny. Chasny's music is largely guitar-based, however it includes eastern influences, marked by drones, chimes, and eclectic percussive elements. The band is associated with numerous current scenes, most notably the New Weird America movement. Acts ranging from folk artist Devendra Banhart to drone metal band Sunn O))) to the highly experimental Current 93 count Chasny among friends. Six Organs has always been a critical darling, and the past few years have seen their stature in the indie world substantially increase.

Chasny is also a member of the psychedelic band Comets on Fire, and has working relationships with Badgerlore and Current 93.

"Not quite songs, and not quite jams…Melody, minimalism, out-folk grooves and noise. From minimalist, surrealist sound-incantations to pounding twilight mountain-ascending guitar affirmations to ruminations on love in the time of war and death and the end of the world,."

MICK FLOWER is one half of the Flower-Corsano duo who earned the following review: "If you've ever seen the Mighty Boosh episode where they're searching for 'The New Sound' well – I think Mick Flower and Chris Corsano have found it. It's lodged somewhere inbetween Jimi Hendrix and Thurston Moore, with a stop-off in outer Mongolia for posterity and has inhaled so much Opium that it no longer knows the difference between old and new, sound and silence. This is heady, involving music, breathtakingly visceral and daring you to bust your speakers" – BOOMKAT.

The SKYGREEN LEOPARDS started in 2001 as a duo, just Glenn Donaldson and DONOVAN QUINN. Working out of the hobo Victoria District of San Francisco, they've since recorded five full-length albums and one EP in their five year history. Over these recordings the band has been given to metamorphosis but has always managed to sound distinctly 'skygreen'. The Skygreen Leopards mix pop melodies, minimal country truisms, jingle-jangling Californianism and angular folk in the alchemical tradition of change and inward-revolt. Glenn and Donovan continue down their twisted path; the ghosts of girl-beauties, whispering trees, swimming-hole cousins, crippled horses and human-faced animal-saints all join the dizzying parade.,,

In usual tradition James Yorkston and Eat Your Own Ears present one of their special Christmas shows with mulled wine, mince pies and christmas spirit…!!

JAMES YORKSTON is a singer / songwriter in the best folksy tradition, weaving together a seemingly effortless mix of sweet melodies, haunting lyrics, irrelevant humour and the odd blast of harmonica. Tonight sees James play a solo set bringing on various guests throughout the evening.

Tickets £11.50 advance from:
08700 600 100
0870 264 3333

Electrelane have announced that they are to go on hiatus after releasing new single 'Berlin' on November 26.

They have indicated that they have no future plans for the time being.

Writing on their official website they explained: "We have decided that the upcoming gigs will be our last for the foreseeable future. After ten years of much fun and hard work, we have realised that we all need a break and time to do other things. This was a tough decision for us to make, but ultimately a positive one.

"A big thank you to everyone who has come to our shows, put on our shows and bought our records over the years. It means a lot to us. We're really grateful to have had the opportunity to play gigs all over the world and to meet so many lovely people.

"This last year has been especially enjoyable and we feel happy about moving on with all these good memories to look back on. At the moment we haven't made any band plans for the future, but we're going to have a break and see what happens."