Friday 29 February
Electrowerkz, 7 Torrens st, Angel, London, EC1V 020 7837 6419
Based on Eel Pie Island, the Bohemian stronghold in the middle of the Thames at Twickenham, the Mystery Jets embody British pop at its most invigoratingly weird. Already, previous singles Zoo Time, You Cant Fool Me Dennis, On My Feet and Alas Agnes have seemed like dispatches from some starry-eyed parallel universe. A universe where Syd Barrett never dropped out but played on with Einzurstende Neubauten, where the irresistible pop of Dexys can happily co-exist with the Krautrock explorations of Can, and where the most forbidding musical forms of the past, like prog rock, are gleefully reinvented in the smash-and-grab spirit of the present.
A music project conducted by Edward Larrikin, THE PAN I AM combine fluid spoken word, doom stomp beats, screeching guitars, spine shattering violins, and bowel destroying basslines. Expect brooding fairytales and Armageddon chants.
"…more than just music – its an epiphany…." – NME
Tickets £11.50 advance from:
08700 600 100
0870 264 3333