Apr 24, 2011

Shrag support announced, plus poster!

We have support! Three fantastic bands and a DJ to be exact will be opening for Shrag on 4th June. Tickets are in the shops right now and info on those bands follows the gig poster/flyer below:

– CARNIVORES – http://www.carnivoresmusic.com/

Atlanta’s Carnivores are geographically in the right place for smelting pop into lo-fi garage post-punk, though the indelible fingerprints of Georgia’s favourite sons only stretch so far. From the skittering drums, the resonant and insistent organ and the lazy surf-bum guitar figures, everything feels like it’s being dragged lovingly into an alternate era.

Having spent time on stage with the likes of Best Coast, Surfer Blood, No Age and Abe Vigoda, their smeary, oblique twitches into echo canyon seem fairly natural. Certainly the New York Times, Alternative Press and Pitchfork have allowed them to settle comfortably in various degrees of praise. Their second album “If I’m Ancient” merely confirms that all of these admirers are right to do so; sonically adventurous while never reneging on the promise of their personable and stinging melodic haze, Carnivores are the natural successors to the elemental garage-rock sound predators of the past

“…this is as solid as playing it safe gets, and it doesn’t actually play it all that safe– who else in garage rock is doing this sort of breakdown?” – Pitchfork Media

– EVANS THE DEATH – http://www.myspace.com/evansthedeath

A conjoining of the unlikely twin towns of Chelmsford and Clapham, Evans The Death is, in truth, the creation of five like minds temporarily parted by the A10. Drawing inspiration from the independently minded guitar bands of the 80’s and with a healthy disdain for the concept of stardom, Evans The Death songs put high stock on the intelligence of lyrics and the primacy of melody. Despite actively avoiding the well trodden route of hype gigs and fervent web activity to gain a name, their ‘Sleeping Song’ has already been a fixture of the more forward thinking blogs.

– TYRANNOSAURUS DEAD – http://www.tyrannosaurusdead.blogspot.com/

Tyrannosaurus Dead are a 4-piece alternative act from Brighton/London. Forming in 2010 they have already built an admirable local fan base. Pulling their influences from the pre-grunge guitar rock of Dinosaur Jr, showing a re-imagining of 90s indie and shoegaze with obvious credits to the Jesus and Mary Chain & Sonic Youth. Expect a range of delightful fuzz and a clear understanding of the importance of vocal melody.


Between the bands on the night David McNamee will be treating us to a wonderful DJ set, playing a mix of old school female hip-hop, britpop, post-punk, indiepop, new wave, krautrock, lo-fi, party anthems, riot grrl, shoegaze, soul, pop and grunge. All nice and loudly.

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Thursday 27th July
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