Thursday, 20 September 2012


Autumn European Tour 2012

Mon, 29/10/2012 GBR London, Dalston Victoria
Wed, 31/10/2012 GBR Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge
Thu, 01/11/2012 GBR York, Stereo
Fri, 02/11/2012 GBR Glasgow, Nice N Sleazy
Sun, 04/11/2012 GBR Manchester, Sounds Of The Other City
Mon, 05/11/2012 GBR Brighton, Sticky Mike's
Tue, 06/11/2012 BEL Ghent, Kinky Star
Wed, 07/11/2012 FRA Rennes, La Bascule
Thu, 08/11/2012 FRA Paris, La Miroiterie
Fri, 09/11/2012 GER Karlsruhe, Kohi
Sat, 10/11/2012 GER Stuttgart, PopNotPop Festival
Sun, 11/11/2012 FRA Lyon, Grrrnd Zero
Tue, 13/11/2012 GER Gießen, AK44
Wed,14/11/2012 GER Würzburg, Theater Ensemble
Thu, 15/11/2012 AUT Linz, Stwst
Fri, 16/11/2012 GER Nürnberg, Musikverein 
Sat, 17/11/2012 GER Ilmenau, Baracke
Sun, 18/11/2012 GER Dresden, Ostpol
Mon, 19/11/2012 CZ Prag, Club Final
Tue, 20/11/2012 GER Halle, Hühnermanhattan
Wed, 21/11/2012 GER Bielefeld, AJZ
Thu, 22/11/2012 BEL Brussel, Magasin 4
Fri, 23/11/2012 GER Berlin, Schokoladen

Before Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Ed made music under the name Ed Schrader, layering trippy sounds over pounding drums. A 10" from four years back documents this era, before Ed expanded the project into Music Beat. In 2009 Devlin Rice (also of Nuclear Power Pants) joined Ed for a one-off show. The band formed quite unintentionally. Ed was invited to play a rave of all things and, before almost deciding to opt out, decided to join forces with his roommate Devlin for the performance.

Playing as a duo, the show was magical - Ed doing manic extended versions of his songs, crooning to a glow stick friendly crowd under a full moon in September, while Devlin raged alongside making for a winning combination that was too good to leave as a one night affair. This mind meld took the left field paranoid pop that Ed was composing and added a powerful low end power chug from the jug of eternal rock, raising the whole project to a more visceral live experience.

Since then the band has done considerable touring with acts such as Future Islands, Lightning Bolt and Dan Deacon, and really whipped up some enthusiasm based on their minimal and real rock vision.Debut album 'Jazz Mind' is out now on Upset The Rhythm.

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