FREE GIG / CRYSTAL ANTLERS + Y. Boys + Mahogany Handglider / Brudenell / Sunday

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  1. nath


    Sunday 25th September


    + Yugoslavian Boys + Mahogany Handglider

    Welcome to Crystal Antlers and their distinct brand of relentless, dizzying psychedelic rock, into something which molds propulsive percussion, shaggy riffs, and unruly vocals into something with a bit of shape and structure, that just makes you want to dance.

    With a new critically acclaimed record just released, 'Two-Way Mirror' is their second album, this time released on their own label, as their previous album 'Tentacles' was the last ever release on the legendary Touch & Go Records Label.

    Live is where its at... Crystal Antlers are like comparable to a 'carnival of garage psychedelic noise' with an undisputed energy that just draws the crowd in and engulfs them in the party.

    Click Here - Official Video for ‘Summer Solstice’ by Crystal Antlers

    "Two-Way Mirror is what to spin at the point when you stop caring about noise complaints."
    (Ian Cohen, PITCHFORK)

    Here is a bit more information...

    Crystal Antlers were once a band of chimneysweeps-doing door-to-door hustle with broom and top hat all across the same California suburbs responsible for Saccharine Trust and the Middle Class, and after a long day up on the roof they'd return to write songs that went spiraling into space. (Early favorites like "Parting Song For The Torn Sky" and "Until The Sun Dies, Part 2"-even then, they were always looking up!) They covered Mose Allison and Chocolate Watchband, had their van stolen and then returned because of their sheer karmic purity, and grew from a viciously untamed bar band to fringe-psych explorers of the first order.

    By now, they've played almost everywhere: shows at the shuttered Mondo Video-home of various outré porn shoots, where photos of band members' vitals were reportedly displayed on the wall-and at biker (leather kind, not spandex kind) fests in Vegas and metal fests in Reno and hill-top tee-pees in Los Angeles and even aboard a supercharged speedboat cutting messy diagonals in the Pacific with Crystal Antlers planted resolutely between the amplifiers and the mini-fridge. Their veggie-powered national schoolbus tour this summer burned in their road credentials, but they have their sea legs, too. (In fact, Bell is a certified Sea Scout-the amphibious division of the Boy Scouts.) By the time their self-titled EP (produced by the Mars Volta's keyboardist Ikey Owens) was re-released on Touch and Go - and by the time it got an 8.5 rating on Pitchfork that predicted a "triumphant full-length"-they'd already sold five thousand copies by word-of-mouth.

    Tentacles the debut album finds the Antlers exploding through the unclaimed space between. 60s garage toughs like the Music Machine and the Misunderstood, red-eyed noiseniks like Guru Guru and Les Rallizes Denudes (whose ever-present turbine whine serves as the sound of the Crystal Antlers' circulatory system) and the mechanized motor-soul of Osmium-era Parliament. Raw want meets raw power on songs like the title track and "Until The Sun Dies Part 1," which push "Black To Comm" break-outs into "What's Goin' On?" sentiments while the trademark Antlers organ howls at lights on the horizon. Between the screamers come the scenery-the Pharoah Sanders-style sax snippets that confetti the end of "Sun Dies," the gentle oceanic drone-poem "Vapor Trail," the album intro that sounds like Blue Cheer chasing Terry Riley's "Rainbow In Curved Air." It's an album that functions as an organism-it breathes, it sleeps, it wakes up hungry and ready to chase something down.

    33 Queens Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY
    Tel: 0113 2752411


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