Montag, 5. April 2010 um 20:00 Uhr
The Chameleon Arts Cafe
17 Angel Row, Nottingham, NG1 6HL, United Kingdom
MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY - http://www.myspace.com/mutinyonthebountytheband
You know those press releases which talk about bands who hail from small towns and channel the lack of excitement into making wonderful music? Well Mutiny On The Bounty come from Luxembourg. You know, the tiny little country wedged inbetween Germany, France and Belgium. It's population is less than half a million, Like Bristol or Sheffield, and is ruled by a Grand Duke. A Grand-fucking-Duke!! Now lets talk about a lack of options forcing creativity.
MOTB are no strangers to the UK having previously toured here on a couple of occasions and their debut album, 'Danger Mouth', is 11 tracks of brilliance, sitting somewhere between The Fall of Troy, Thursday and Minus The Bear in Lazy Comparison Land. 'Call Me Cheesus' kicks things off in style, easing you into the record before tearing you a new one whilst 'Cruz Canerlaria' demonstrates the bands incredible technical abilities and anyone who isn't punching the air and singing along to the end of '1, 2, 3, 4, I Declare A Thumb War' needs to give themselves a long hard look. Mutiny On The Bounty have succeeded where many before have failed and created a record which not only satisfies the guitar-tapping, technical lovers amongst us but does so with a radiant smile which shamelessly beams from every discordant riff.
If you can name a better band from Luxembourg I'll eat the Grand Duke's hat.
SHAPES - http://www.myspace.com/shapesuk
The noisy Brummies make a welcome return to Nottingham after their recent support with the legendary Glassjaw. Birmingham's latest and loudest three-piece SHAPES fall into a completely separate category, one marked 'Some bands will make you fill your pants with excitement' taking influences from These Arms Are Snakes, The Mars Volta and dearly departed former label mates Meet Me In St Louis shapes have managed to create a record so fresh yet intricately elaborate with what feels like a hell-bent passion for making music. 'The Pasture, The Oil’ is the follow-up to 2008's debut self-released EP ‘Get Yer Learn On’ which showed signs of masterful musicianship and brilliant song-writing well exceeding their short lifespan. It's no wonder this lead to them being picked up by Big Scary Monsters, the UK’s reference point for challenging new music.
All for £4 on the door. What better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday?