Friday, 15 November 2013

GARY WAR and PURPLE PILGRIMS tomorrow and MAGIK MARKERS next week!

Morning everyone!
Thank you for coming to see No Joy earlier this week and for all your support for our new releases by WAY THROUGH, GARY WAR and PURPLE PILGRIMS too. Over the last five days we’ve spent most of our time mailing out records to you all over the world! It’s always such an exciting time, never gets old. Tomorrow night we return to the Shacklewell Arms for GARY WAR and PURPLE PILGRIMS’ final night of their European tour. Tickets cost only £5, will be available on the door and the show runs early finishing by 10.30pm. Bomber Jackets are no longer able to perform, due to unforeseen circumstances, but we now have ample time to soak up MICKEY GLOSS’ DJ set in full, plus the GW/ PP split LPs will be in attendance in all their silver and black splatter vinyl splendor (easy for me to say). We’re also announcing today our 10th birthday party show featuring JACK NAME / FICTIONAL BOYS on December 18th and our first event of 2014 featuring PETE SWANSON on January 10th. Lots more details to follow, including the full blurb of next Wednesday’s MAGIK MARKERS show too, enjoy…
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Saturday 16 November
Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane, Dalston, E8 2EB
7.30pm - 10.30pm | £5.00 | TICKETS

GARY WAR has previously served alongside John Maus and Ariel Pink in Haunted Graffiti and also has a burgeoning catalogue of solo material released on Captured Tracks, Spectrum Spools and Knife Slits Water, and Sacred Bones. Gary War makes awesome zonked-out future music oozing with a disembodied soul and draped in heavy drones, unafraid to deploy feedback and thick waves of analogue fuzz for a luciously head-warping effect. War is touring in support of his new split LP on Upset The Rhythm which takes deeper step into a pool of progressive maximal wave and distinctly modern psychedelia.
PURPLE PILGRIMS are an outsider dream pop duo of sisters from Christchurch via Hong Kong. Clementine and Valentine Nixon make delicate, hypnotic vocals hover gently above spectral waves of guitar and exotic abstraction, as subtle beds of rhythm lock step in the distance. The Pilgrims have distilled the mysterious hybrid of shimmering distortion and je ne sais quoi that have long attracted global purveyors of the N.Z. underground into it's absolute purest form. As perfect a soundtrack to observe the latest night transform into the earliest morning as one could ever dream of hearing. Following on from their first lathe cut, Upset The Rhythm have released a split LP with Gary War to coincide with their European tour.
MICKEY GLOSS is a songwriter, producer, DJ and serial music creep from Australia. His goal as a DJ is to blend his own musical satisfactions into one entity that explores a lineage of abrasive texture, pop gold and arrangement finesse. Expect to hear remixed partitions of songs, odd-ball classics and songs you will that will peak your curious brow. 
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Wednesday 20 November
Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB
8pm | £8.00 | TICKETS

MAGIK MARKERS self-referential improvisations and gritty brand of strutting, spinning and splitting in packed houses, panel trucks, and the underground sound and light discotheques, began in a Hartford basement around the Millennium. Whilst consistently releasing some wild material on their own Arbitrary Signs label the band have also spun out some remarkable records for Ecstatic Peace, Hospital Productions, Not Not Fun and most recently Drag City, who are releasing forthcoming album 'Surrender To The Fantasy'. 'STTF' (never too soon for the acronym) kicks off with that hoary old trope of punk records, the song about the Chesapeake Valley Runoff and the mating cycle of crabs. After that kind of in-your-face Attenborough-core, where could the record go? Nowhere but everywhere, all the creepy outposts of American detritus from other times, when hitchhiking and h-bombs were still hot, viable new ideas and on beyond. 'Acts of Desperation' is Shaggs-meets-Stones colour commentary on driveway laying, your mom's Merit Ultra-Light 100's and the lengths we'll go to filch a feel of some arcane notion of greatness. Here Pete "koan on loan" Nolan has nixed his kit into a galvanic psych lead. No lame attempt to smoke nutmeg for this jam; it scored real weed. For these New England nerfherders, whatever terror Hawthorne's wood was meant to hold dissolves in a beer fueled frugging party. 'Mirrorless', the deep-focus track/single-that-never- was/video-that's-about-to-be unspools its jewels and dissolves like all perfect ballads, with a giggle and a casual chorus of whistled free-melody and a sweet outro-solo. 'STTF' builds monolithically in it's penultimate moment, then blazes out with possibly the best prescription cough medicine solo in the history of Elisa Ambrogio's storied career. This is a Mainliner-ish ode to the American underbelly that spawned rock and roll heroes and bad life choices; long a topic of fascination and adoration in the MM camp, and it ends the Fantasy by beginning another.

C JOYNES is an English acoustic guitarist, a resident of Cambridge, heavy thumb-led finger-picking technique that harks back to traditional country-blues and early ragtime, however, he uses this technique to explore alternative melodic traditions: the English folk-tune; North and West African music; elements of classical Indian music; proto-minimalist and impressionist musics from the European classical tradition. His approach to the recording and compositional process contains a subtle and unassuming experimentation, at times including collaged fragments, field recordings, processing, en-plein-air recordings, and cut-and-paste.

VIBRATIONAL TEMPLE is William Rees, a multi-instrumentalist currently based in London. Having spent six years studying Hindustani classical music in India, as well as being classically trained on the viola, Rees has a keen understanding of both Eastern and Western classical music. Rees’ viola playing is an esoteric blend of his disparate influences, ranging from Indian and Persian classical music, to modern composition and free improvisation. He released a cassette on Night Ritual Recordings in 2013, entitled A Burial Shroud.
Thanks so much for reading!
Have the best weekend,

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Thursday 5 December
Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, E8 3DL
7.30pm | £7.00 | TICKETS

Wednesday 18 December
Courtyard Theatre, Bowling Green Walk, 40 Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, N1 6U
8pm | £6.00 | TICKETS
Friday 10 January
Tufnell Park Dome, 2 Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park, NW5 1HL
8pm | £10.00 | TICKETS

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