an econo band night #6


BILGE PUMP + ELAPSE-O + HUNTING THE SHY
where: kings tavern, reading, uk.
when: 21 March 2009 20:00 - 23:00
admission: 3
BILGE PUMP (leeds, uk)
bilge pump have a disturbing ability to be better than any band they play with. imagine a boiling-over bastard concoction of all the best bits of the jesus lizard, led zeppelin, the fall, blue cheer, funkadelic and king crimson. a thick broth of art-punk fractured progressive noise, condensed into atonal pop songs free of power chords. nitro-fuelled avant-jazz rhythms create enough structural form amongst the twisted guitar and off-the-cuff witticisms to provide an uncanny ability to incite dancing! It doesn't matter how wired or weird bilge pump get; behind the progressive noise there are clear, distinctive, memorable songs: a rare and winning combination!



ELAPSE-O (oxford, uk)
repetition and texture combine to bludgeon the listener into a state of sublime ecstasy. guitars spew out waves of feedback- like a less studied fennesz, and strident vocals power ever onwards.

HUNTING THE SHY (reading, uk)
HUNTING THE SHY are what happens when the grunge kids grow up. raised on a steady diet of nothing but the jesus lizard, melvins, and (smog), these three misfits from reading are creating a sonic whirlwind unlike anything this town has heard before. their spaceage freak rock, kept in check by their trusty drum beast dwight, hits you equally in the heart and the face, and will also have you humming it's melodies under your breath for weeks. despite delighting audiences across reading with their rough around the edges live show, the band themselves remain unsatisfied as they are seeking perfection - perhaps the star's will be correctly aligned on a night near you soon...