Tuesday, 19 November 2013


Afternoon all!
One of our favourite bands, MAGIK MARKERS touch down in London tomorrow, can’t tell you how excited we are! It seems like forever since they were last over in the UK and their new album ‘Surrender To The Fantasy’ is an incredible record, full of squalling feedback, free-punk gravity and a newfound tender songcraft. Tomorrow’s show at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club will also see a special electric set from C JOYNES and William Rees aka VIBRATIONAL TEMPLE both performing too, it’s going to be the best. Here’s all you need to know…

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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 as always for reading,
See you soon!

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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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