The Man on the Moon
2 Norfolk St Cambridge
Price: £5 adv/concs, £6 door
> Advance tickets
London's hyper/modest art-rockers return with their avant-rock-disco, embracing krautrock, electronics, prog and disarmingly catchy songs and awkward frontman dancing. Live, the band deliver one of the most intense sets you'll get to see, a wall of dissonant guitars, throbbing bass and martial drumming that often ends with exploding violins and cellos, but all turned out/on/off with a high level of new wave control complete with clipped in-formation lyrics sounding kind of like cut-ups of instruction-manuals and relationship-manuals. Think Flying Lizards vs LCD Soundsystem.
Releasing two albums 'The Horse' and 'Ham' on Lo Recordings, a label whose recent signings and Loeb offshoot have put them in the company of Black Devil Disco Club among others, with the current remix EP The Chop featuring warmly minimal mixes by Hot Chip and others. A new album 'Mega Breakfast' album due out in early 2008 on Lo. As well as being long-time Bad Timing favourites, recent Cambridge appearances include The Video Club and TeNTs.
'The Chap are both fab and gear' John Peel
Agaskodo Teliverek (Hungarian for "the rearing stallions") are a London based Japano-Hungarian trio featuring guitarists Miki Kemecsi, Tamas Szabo and new addition Hiroe Takei on vocals. They produce a unique mashed-up style of guitar based music which they call "Psycho Goulash", which combines Dick Dale-esque guitar riffage with manic electronic beats and possessed vocals. Over the last 12 months Agaskodo Teliverek have extensively toured the UK & Europe playing alongside acts like Les Georges Leningrad, Trencher, DAT Politics, J.G. Thirlwell, Max Tundra and Lightning Bolt. A new Agaskodo Teliverek album and 7" 'The Gay Hussar' are coming out later this year on Adaadat records.
> uk.youtube.com/watch?v=_cuQ5Fx_mvo 'The Gay Hussar' video
(strange lights, tripel)
Solo audio-lyrical-neurosis and fractured lo-fi funk.
Recent activities include the completion of the Bumskipper Series (still waiting for the binder) and supporting Pram in London.
Debut gig from the enigmatic Cambridge-based lo-fi player.
Variously described as 'raw rock' and 'bizarre ukelele bop'.
For fans of The Fall, Cowtown, Agaskodo Teliverek.