The Mae Shi
American experimental punk legends, signed to Moshi Moshi records come back to Bardens for a headline show in support of their debut British release. Completely crazy yet amazing live, they are not to be missed. They are best described in their own words-"We are The Mae Shi. We were born in Los Angeles in late 2002. If you are just hearing of us now, you missed out on four records and 250 shows of busted electronics, spazzier-than-fuck drums, crazy-ass boogie guitar, distorted caveman bass and throat-destroying vocals" What else could you want?
Synth-core, Jazz-Noise, Scream-prog. There are many ways to describe Rolo Tomassi, but most of them seem to be genre bending and creative. The pure ingenuity and technical wizardry of their sound is incredible, but is often overlooked due to the fact that the band are bunch of kids playing very loud, very fast music .The live punch to the band, has made many a jaw drop, and no wonder. Synth ridden hardcore with disco beats, aggressive guitars and a screamed female vocals is a package you don't really come across too often, and one being tipped massively for 2008.
" Rolo Tomassi are the most fearless band in the world today. Based on a love of doom metal, Locust-inspired math-prog and Fifties sci-fi themes, they take anything and everything, wrap it in a ball of noise and snot it back out on your toast" Artrocker
London based noise rockers, made up of past and present members of bands such as Todd, Seafood and Comanechi. Their brutal and raw sound is not for the faint hearted, but combined with the pure intensity and showmanship of their live shows and magic is created, very noisily.
"Their goal of taking no wave to the most brutal level of intensity is achieved and exceeded with virtuosity, this group is an up-and-coming powerhouse in the genre" Billboard
One Test-Icicle jokes can be left outside. Having been together for only a few months but sounding as tight as virgins, self proclaimed goth punkers Kasms are wowing every audience they play to. Shrieked vocals, dark melodies. Damn cool.
Doors: 8pm. Admission: £6. Tickets available in advance from We Got Tickets
Official Website: http://www.bardensbar.co.uk/events.htm
Added by Mark Wheeler on January 16, 2008