Friday, 24 September to Saturday, 25 September
SLOW WORRIES + FLOWERS + AVERY PLAINS + COMBO QAZAM
just gimme indie rock! edition 1. JUST GIMME INDIE ROCK! Edition 1.
SLOW WORRIES + FLOWERS + AVERY PLAINS + COMBO QAZAM.
"Crisp, deftly performed indie rock that leans heavily on ’90s sonic motifs, in the shadows of TEAM DRESCH, SLEATER-KINNEY, LIZ PHAIR, the BREEDERS, or SHUDDER TO THINK. If you told me this was a lost classic from that era, I’d be inclined to believe you. The recording,
musicianship, and especially the singing is completely on-point. I admit to being slightly thrown off by how American the band sounds, despite being from Holland; I don’t just mean the singer’s accent (I have lived in Amsterdam and know that many Dutch speak impeccable English), but even lyrical references. If anything, this album is a little more polished than the usual MRR fare, but recommended for fans of the aforementioned groups nonetheless."
Fluorescent, doom-laden, gloomy, forlorn minimalism. FLOWERS is part of the Luik Music and Meduse MagiQ families.
“Sounds like the opposite of a beautiful Monet landscape and the perfect soundtrack for a no-deal Brexit”
– The Quietus
Avery Plains is and Indie Pop/Noise band from Groningen. Energetic melancholic songs, releasing a melodic, noisy, intimate, wall of sound.
"My first wild association when I listened to SoOn was the early Nirvana (Nevermind). And, when I listened again, I heard some Buffalo Tom, Dinosaur Jr (Avery Plains did a support of this band), Sonic Youth and a lot more."
- Rock at Night.
You hear dichotomy throughout the music of Combo Qazam. The band can sound mechanical yet humane at the same time. Prog-like perfection goes hand in hand with Pavementesque dissonance. Aloof lyrics are being sung with heavenly harmonies. Scraping guitars and goofy samples are being recorded on 4-track cassette and in Logic Pro. The beat is leading you through eerie melodies, with hints at postpunk, mathrock, kraut and noise.
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