Archive | September, 2009

Clues tour and in-store

25 Sep


Forged from postpunk, no-wave and psych influences, Clues compose a rare
breed of complex pop anthems that consistently inscribe their own perfect limits, without overreaching and without pandering.

Their music is exuberantly infectious and approachable offering up a highly
original, intensely committed and hugely satisfying definition of indie
rock. I wholeheartedly encourage you to watch them perform on one of
their shows, here are the tour dates:-

Oct 19: Manchester, Drowned In Sound Stage @ In The City Festival @ The
Deaf Institute
Oct 20: Sheffield, The Harley Oct 21: Edinburgh, The Electric Circus
Oct 22: Dublin, Whelans
Oct 23: Liverpool, Korova
Oct 24: Bristol, Start The Bus
Oct 25: London, The Lexington

AND>>> if you are based in London then you should also pop along to Pure Groove at 1pm on Monday 26th October for their in-store show.

Check out Clues – “Haarp” from Clues on Vimeo from their sumptuous self titled debut.

And if that captures your interest then you may like to know that Alden Penner was also the musical director for (and various other Clues members ended up contributing to) the indie film *Paper Hearts*, which is getting hyped all over these days. To learn more then you can visit and


Sunn 0))) finally announce UK tour

16 Sep
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SUNN O))) is proud to present their first UK in three years, including a return to the north of England and Scotland! After a couple of teaser shows playing as the Grimm Robes duo, SUNN O))) are finally ready to tour in support of the Monoliths & Dimensions album. 

The lineup on stage will be brothers Grimm Anderson & O'Malley, Attila Csihar and Steve Moore (Stebmo). O))) will be joined for two dates by Swedish electronics guru BJ Nilsen performing a special "Storms" set, and two concerts with psychedelic mantra outfit
OM. O))) will also perform two nights at the legendary All Tomorrow's Parties festival, honorably invited by the ATP staff themselves to celebrate the 10th year of the fest. As a special set O))) will be performing as a duo (Shoshin), in addition to the quartet. 

In related news, the Gravetemple trio (O'Malley, Csihar and Oren Ambarchi) will be headlining a special, rare one off date at London's ICA in November with an entirely brand new piece of experimental drone and doom.

SUNN O))) Monoliths & Dimensions UK 2009

06-Dec-09	Glasgow / Stereo		
07-Dec-09	Newcastle (Gateshead) / The Sage w/ Skullflower		
08-Dec-09	Manchester / Islington Mill w/ BJ Nilsen
09-Dec-09	Bristol / Trinity Church	w/ BJ Nilsen
10-Dec-09	Birmingham	 / Asylum w/ OM	
12-Dec-09	Minehead / ATP (SUNN O))) Shoshin)			
13-Dec-09	Minehead / ATP		
14-Dec-09	London / Koko w/ OM

Sunn 0))) and Eagle Twin to tour Europe

4 Sep


Those awesome chaps at Conspiracy have been beavering away to bring you lucky people on the continent a chance to see Sunn 0))) and the new Southern Lord signing Eagle Twin (Gentry “Iceburn/Ascend” Densley‘s new band)

This is an extra special tour for a number of reasons. Not only is it the first time that Eagle Twin will be playing in Europe but it is the first time that Sunn 0))) will be performing Monoliths And Dimensions – an absolutely phenomenal, monumental album (arguably one of the best records the brothers Grimm have ever produced and with the help of some essential musicians)

Without further ado, here are the dates:

Sat 17th/10 Ch Lausanne LUFF Festival

Sun 18/10 De Munich Feierwerk

Mon 19th/10 De Koln Kantine

Tue 20th/10 Nl Utrecht Tivoli

Wed 21st/10 Be Brussels AB Box

Thu 22nd/10 De Schorndorf Manufaktur

Fri 23rd/10 De Berlin Berghain

Sat 24th/10 De Leipzig Ut Connewitz

Sun 25th/10 Pl Krakow Unsound Festival

Tue 27th/10 Hun Budapest A38

Wed28th/10 Hr Zagreb Teatar Itd

Thu 29th/10 It Verona Interzona

All shows (except 17/10) with EAGLE TWIN as support.

I am more than a little jealous! Tell me how it is if you are one of the lucky ones…