Pie&Vinyl Presents…SPECTRES with support from Battery Hens & Gun Shy
Friday 15th July - Doors open at 8pm. Tickets available in store or via http://www.wegottickets.com/event/360946 (BRING ID.)
Pie & Vinyl Presents has a tasty treat for you this July. A ‘cathartic baptism in a sonic lake of unholy frequencies that will leave you acutely aware of the tenuous grip you have on mortality’ type of treat. Spectres are coming. Yum.
Hailing from the sleepy Devon town of Barnstaple the band decamped to Bristol to find an audience for their rabid noise rock / shoegaze mongrel. Taking care to maintain control on everything they put their name to they released their long awaited debut ‘Dying’ on esteemed indie Sonic Cathedral in 2015.
Meeting the challenge of its title, the album is an immersing exploration of life, death, insomnia and addiction set against a soundscape of grinding guitars, pummelling rhythms and disembodied chanted vocals which serve to soothe and scare in equal measure.
REVIEWS OF ‘DYING':
‘The stink of the corpse of rock has never sounded so good.’ – The Line Of Best Fit. 8.5 / 10.
‘Bristol noise-freaks’ debut is a deeply unsettling but utterly compelling listen.’ – NME Magazine. 9 / 10.
‘Despite the luxurious, audible excess, ‘Dying’ is a masterclass of refrain.’DIY. 4 / 5.
‘Disturbingly cathartic yet unnervingly compelling, Dying is a record that demands to be heard from start to finish.’ – Drowned in Sound. 8 / 10.
Be sure also to check out the ‘Hunger’ ep released in 2013 which as just good as anything on the album and the ‘Dead’ remix album which features new takes on the tracks from ‘Dying’ from Hookworms, Factory Floor, Andy Bell of Ride (band) and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai amongst others. They are currently working up album number 2 and are taking time out from recording to play this one off show.
Live they deliver an uncompromising brutal performance, akin to Swans in the way build hypnotic maelstroms from the smallest of fragments before smashing them to pieces. The sound system at the The Roundhouse, Camden was given a thorough examination when they opened for Lushrecently so we expect an obliteration of the intimate confines at Drift – in a good way of course. To further increase the intensity of their onslaught they’ll be projecting visuals on the night too – they will not be Disney.
Support comes from Southsea’s own premier extreme sound alchemists & fx pedal aficionados Battery Hens. Leaders of the Southsea scene they already have 2 excellent eps under their belts and are one of the most fearsome live acts on the circuit with a sound owing as much to techno and free jazz as it does to the more familiar noise rock touch points. They are working on new material for release later this year so expect a few surprises in their set.
Opening and making their Southsea debut will be Southampton based grunge-gazers Gun Shy. Formed by former MILK TEETH guitarist Josh Bannister following his departure earlier this year, Gun Shy have already achieved a ton of exposure on the blogs and release the ep ‘First Transmission’ on Failure by Design Records on May 6th. Expect to see more from them soon. Lots more.
• Doors – 8:00
• Gun Shy – 8:20
• Battery Hens – 9:00
• Spectres – 10:00
• After Party – 11:00 – 03:00
Entry to the after party is also included within the ticket price so you can keep going until 3am should you wish. Drinks offers starting from £1.50 will be available all night. Just over 100 tickets available so be sure to pick one up soon as they will move QUICK.
Tickets can be purchased instore at Southsea’s Pie and Vinyl in Castle Road for the top value price of £6 a piece or online via wegottickets using the link below. Being completely unbiased we suggest you get them instore as you’ll avoid a booking fee and can enjoy the wonderful grub and vinyl goodies on offer.
Finally – Drift is an 18+ venue so if you don’t bring ID you may not get in. BRING ID.