Sunday, 12 July 2009
NFR Setlist 2nd June 2009
Took a bit longer than expected to get this up but here it is finally - This month's NFR Setlist from our June set at the Penthouse - brace yourselves!!!
Heavy Winged – Tidal Blackness (Waking Shaking, Aurora Borealis) The titles of this say it all - body shaking waves of improvised drum&bass noise euphoria
Bison – Painted Gold (Demo) Post-most-things cinematic US 5 piece
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Twin Of Myself (Go Team Remix)A sprightly, lightened up beat-centric glowing psych makeover
Awesome Wells - Omar, Omar Taught Me How To Dance (The Highs And Lows Of De Witt A Stanton, Red Deer Club) Brighton based acoustic free-folk 2-step field jam - recorded us an NFR Jingle a while back.
Pocahaunted – Eagle Rock (Live From the New Age, Not Not Fun) R.I.P. release by this Eagle Rock, CA twosome - 2 roads
diverge in a wood and ladies pick whichever one seems sicker. Deep into it. Sad days to see the end of this band
Sun Araw – Heavy Deeds (Heavy Deeds, Not Not Fun) NNF's Male flipside to the Pocahaunted girls - thick, heavy clanking deep dub smoked bay fog groove
Magic Wands – Kiss Me Dead (Magic Love & Dreams, Bright Antenna) Cosmic 80's nostalgia flecked bliss-pop from roaming 2-piece currently based in LA - recorded using Prince's Purple Rain drum machine!
Engineers - (Three Fact Fader, Kscope)Manchester's surly take on the shoegaze revival features thicker textures and fatter beats
Oneida – Ghost In The Room (Rated O, Jagjaguwar)Creepy rippling kraut groove pulse from NY psych monster's epic 3 disc album that finishes with a stuttering guitar shimmer like no other band can do
Francis Harold & The Holograms – Two Faggots One Cunt Cerebral moronics blues bass riffing noise rock, violently noisy but not as effects heavy as...
...Mayyors – Clicks (Deads, Mt St Mtn) New dirt smeared 12" (literally), caked in as much Sacramento barroom filth as it is sweaty Melt Banana style pedal abuse - except the Japanese sound clean, neat and dignified compared to this hellstorm.
Nullifier NFR Jingle Proton accelerator psych-pop upstarts recorded us a nuclear blast of an ident
Everyone To The Anderson – Harpoon Flesh Wound (Doodlebug, Toy Soldier) People always ask us who this band is when we play anything by them and we take great pleasure in telling them it's the soundguy downstairs and two other breakneck Dischord noise-rock loving dudes from Brighton
Thee Oh Shees – Ruby Go Home (Help, In The Red) Super groovy garage psych with a bit of squall, a bit of effects and a whole lotta soul
Mr Crystal Face – Polar Bear (Demo) One half of Power Up! (also of NFR Jingle fame - the first ((and best??)) this tears up the Sheffield glitch book with pretty piano and jagged guitar cross-pollination across a head of warped electronics.
Knyfe Hyts – Hyts Of Summer (OIB Split 7” Series Vol. 3, One Inch Badge) Short sharp sweet hit of percussive freak-wave with Oneida's Kid Millions on drums
Hind Ear – Coconut (Demo) Propulsive ethereal disco shimmer that, even after hearing this song about 20 times, was only on this night where we realised how very intensely noisy and rocking it actually is.
Fulangchangandi – Godolphin (Demo) Ex-Jesus Knives guitarists excursions into noise sculpted rock songs along with 2 New Zealanders who know most things about table top hypnotics
Grasscut – Muppet (Demo) Ninja Tune have picked up this laptop/acoustic 2-piece that OIB billed as "like Matmos covering Philip Glass"
Sylvester Anfang II – Ossezaaddans (Sylvester Anfang II, Aurora Borealis) Satanic dread-folk, Pagan wilderness-pop, primitive Amon Duul loving industrial psychedelia, a ritual séance for occult outsiders
Carrion Wraith - Vers Une Nouvelle Ère (Carrion Wraith, Ars Magna Recordings) Canadian Burzum worship concept album about a rotting crow and the forest it haunts - littered with sound effects and the most sublime classic Black Metal riffs, tempo changes and tones this year
Old Mayor – Bag Of Cats (Old Mayor Ep, Paradigms) Brighton's 2-piece doom impresario's swingingest track from their awesome debut ep. As Andee at AQ puts it: "woozy waltzy post doom math sludge bliss"
School Of Seven Bells – Iamundernodisguise (Alpinisms, Ghostly) repeated plays are slowly revealing one of the most arresting new wave of shoegaze (NWOSG - that's what it's being called here from now on) albums of the year - treacly thick enchanting repetition.
Alan Bennett - Winnie-The-Pooh: Bees 1:1 This found its way into my bag somehow - think I picked up the wrong pile - but it went amazingly well after SOSB and Fokka Wolfe played something especially perfect after it and the dancing girls were awesome accompaniment too.
Pangaea – Bear Witness (12”, Hotflush)Spacious and spacey, deep soulful cosmic dub from the co-owner of Hessle Audio with Ramadanman and Ben UFO.
The Drums – Let’s Go Surfing (The Drums Ep, Twentyseven) Let's not say 'this year's MGMT' but it's psychy, summery, light and fun and it hasn't left the car stereo for two weeks
Future Of The Left – Arming Eritrea (Travels With Myself And Another, 4AD) One of the funniest tracks from FOTL's new album bites the hardest too
Plastic Passion – File Under (Contrived Imagery, Knew Noise Recordings) R.I.P. band number 2. Split up in April, but this jagged gothy no/new wave art rock still deserves your immediate attention and demands it too. Album's still available.
Sunset Rubdown - Nightingale/December Song (Dragonslayer, Jagjaguwar) One of our songs of the year, if not the song of the year so far
Magic Wands – Black Magic (Magic Love & Dreams, Bright Antenna) People loved the first track we played from this band so much that we played another one.
Crystal Fighters – Xtatic Truth (12”, Kitsune) We're glad Kitsune have got on the end of this band because we've been playing this track for months and it's already been the soundtrack to the sun for us - and no doubt it will be up there around the whole country for the rest of the summer too
Durrty Goodz - More 2 Da Floor (Ultrasound, Awkward Music) This is Durrty's electro anthem - he made it to prove a point so we aired it for him. Good ole' Durrty.
Night Control – Star 131 (Death Control, Kill Shaman) Mega heady murky magical pop that drifts in and out of consciousness as it spirals towards its climax.
The end. Phew. That was a hell of a lot of music - somehow we managed to lay down way more tracks than normal. I think it's because there was only two 20 minute slabs of drone this month so e gave ourselves a bit more room - we'll be rectifying that in 4 weeks time.
MxBx & FxWx