The first London show in over three years from Emil Nikolaisen and his band of Norwegian noiseniks. Now signed to 4AD (was a band and record label ever so perfectly made for each other?), they release their eagerly-awaited second album ‘No 2: Abyss In B Minor’ on March 22, and it’s something of a masterpiece, mixing the rhythms and abrasiveness of ‘Xtrmntr’-era Primal Scream with the otherworldly beauty of ‘Loveless’.
After finally releasing their second album ‘Three Fact Fader’ to rapturous reviews last summer, Engineers’ resurgence was temporarily halted after some personnel issues forced the cancellation of their live dates. Now, with a slightly re-jigged line-up featuring Ulrich Schnauss on keyboard duties, the band make their first appearance of 2010.
Guitar drones ranging from ambient to aural assault from this new duo comprising Charlie Romijn from Bristolian post-rockers Thought Forms and Rajinder Sanghera.
@ THE LEXINGTON
96-98 PENTONVILLE ROAD
Tel: 020 7837 5371
Monday March 8
£7.50 in advance from http://www.wegottickets.com/soniccathedral
£9 on the door
Nearest tubes: Angel/King’s Cross
Buses: 30, 73, 205, 214
Official Website: http://www.soniccathedral.co.uk
Added by soniccathedral on February 17, 2010