THE LOVELY EGGS
with support from
Plus SUROP DJs
Thursday 1st August 2013
Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
8pm / 18+ show
£8 adv from | www.swnpresents.com |
The Lovely Eggs are an underground punk rock duo from northern England.
They have a fierce punk rock ethos that music should have no rules.
For Holly and David being in a band is a way of life. True to this, they live the way they play. Fiercely, constantly in search of the good times.
With observational and often surreal lyrics about life The Lovely Eggs have a powerful stripped down sound: one vintage guitar amp, one Big Muff distortion pedal, a guitar and a drum kit.
With releases in the UK, Europe, USA and Japan, The Lovely Eggs have played hundreds of gigs around the UK, USA and Europe supporting the likes of Half Japanese, Shonen Knife, The Slits, The Television Personalities and Art Brut as well as a two month tour of America and a string of dates at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
The Lovely Eggs have recorded sessions for BBC Radio One, BBC 6 Music and XFM as well as being played by UK DJs Huw Stephens (who tipped them as wild cards in FHM's 2012 one's to watch) , Marc Riley, Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Stuart Maconie, Sean Keavney, Bethan Elfyn, Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, Gideon Coe, John Kennedy, Chris Hawkins, Jon Hillcock and Tom Ravenscroft.
Holly (guitar/vocs) and David (drums/vocs) have also worked with comedian Graham Fellows (aka John Shuttleworth) as well as Jad Fair from the seminal Texas band Half Japanese. Their songs appear in Canadian film Molly Maxwell to be released early 2013 and have been sampled by Zane Lowe for Scroobius Pip. The pair also feature on a Radio 4 Richard Brautigan documentary, presented and in discussion with Jarvis Cocker contemplating the influence of the American surreal author on their music.
Threatmantics like good times.
Bi-polar by nature, Threatmantics attempt to crowbar as much into rock and roll as possible. Veering wildly from heartbroken folk, to balls-out rock, to spine-crushing metal, to good-time pop; barely held together by very fine thread and pretty ribbons, they play music that sounds as much like the band they wish they were as possible.
Whether they will survive the pits and troughs remains to be seen, but it’s a special thing to be able to soundtrack your own adventure.
Quiet Marauder are a lo-fi, DIY underground trio part of the Klof collective in Cardiff, Wales - as likely to sing about flamingos and moustaches as they are mental illness and scaring ladies. Their brand of anarchic, comedic and often frightening punk-freak-folk have been positively baffling audiences around the country, on the way supporting the likes of Thomas Truax, Jeffrey Lewis and Lach, while simultaneously developing a mountainous songbook that charts the humour, darkness and nonsensical aspects of humanity.
"Lo-fi Pythonesque nonsense but poetic nonsense…people making music to amuse us with a whimsical drive, which isn't something you can pick up in PC World"
Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
"Preposterous but adorable...the perfect soundtrack for losing your mind and/or growing a moustache in eighth grade, whichever comes first. Fabulous fun"
The Miniature Music Press
"Quiet Marauder will definitely be hailed as the most fun band of the whole weekend. As far as I could possibly see, there wasn't one person without a full on grin as they watched them stamp their feet and play the pots and pans whilst singing songs about kidnapping Bono and the benefits of having a moustache. Amazing!"
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