Plus special guests
FRIDAY 18th OCTOBER 2013
Cardiff University Students Union – SOLUS
18+ show / 8pm Doors
£14adv (or included in Sŵn Festival 4 Day or Friday wristband, subject to capacity)
*** Please note that DEERHUNTER will be on stage at midnight ***
As a little teaser, Sŵn are delighted to announce Deerhunter's first ever gig in Wales, as part of Sŵn Festival 2013.
Sŵn will be announcing their first wave of acts, as well as putting Sŵn Festival full 4-Day and individual day wristbands on sale at Early Bird prices, on Monday 10th June.
Entry to DEERHUNTER @ Solus will be included as part of a Sŵn Festival full 4-day or Friday wristband (subject to capacity of venue)
However, if you can't come to the festival, or want to go to THIS SHOW ONLY, then a limited number of standalone tickets for Deerhunter are now on sale priced £14 (STBF) from:
Sŵn Festival is an annual new music festival which takes place across various venues in Cardiff. 17th - 20th October 2013
From Atlanta, Georgia, the origins of Deerhunter can be traced back to when frontman Bradford Cox first met guitarist Lockett Pundt at high school. Years later Bradford and Moses Archuleta began making music together, and the seeds of what would become Deerhunter were sown.
Deerhunter’s first album was a lo-fi experiment not initially intended for the wider world, but appeared in 2005 on a local Atlanta label, Stickfigure. Their next album, Cryptograms (2006), was generally considered to be their real debut and as such things started to get serious for the band. They had moved to fêted Chicago indie label, Kranky (Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Low, Stars Of The Lid), and the world outside was starting to pay attention.
Then in mid-2008, Deerhunter and Kranky signed a deal with 4AD, allowing them to finally release music outside the US and the band’s next move was to prove epic in more than just musical terms. Recorded over the course of a week at the Rare Book Studios in Brooklyn, NY, the Can and Wire-inspired Microcastle (2008) was to propel them to further heights.
Displaying few signs of slowing down, Halcyon Digest, the band’s fourth studio album was released in September 2010. To announce the release, the band fully embraced the DIY mindset of their New Wave heroes from the 70’s and 80’s with a Cox-designed, cut-and-paste Xeroxed flyer. It’s with these kind of approaches that Deerhunter continue to widen their sphere of influence and impress with each subsequent release.
After a brief hiatus, during which time Bradford Cox and Lockett Pundt released their own albums as Atlas Sound and Lotus Plaza respectively, a new Deerhunter line-up (with additions of bassist Josh Mckay and guitarist Frankie Broyles) reconvened in January 2013 at Rare Book Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Deerhunter’s new LP Monomania was released in May. Monomania finds the group recalling its scrappy punk aesthetic; a perfect nocturnal garage rock album full of the layered and hazy vintage guitar sounds that define them.