Tuesday, April 03, 2007

On the ones and twos.


Just a quick one tonight. First up, the belated single of the week.


Battles - Atlas (Warp)

And lo, the first warning shot from Battles' face-meltingly excellent full-length debut proper, Mirrored is fired. It's called 'Atlas' and it totally fucking rocks. Layers of crunchy electronics and distorted guitars are piled atop a galloping glitter beat, while Ty Braxton sings sweet nonsense into a voice manipulator. Punchy, visceral and, dare I say it, life-affirming, it's math-rock, Jim, but not as we know it. Think Animal Collective with the funk and you're halfway there. Blistering stuff.

Secondly, a shameless plug. Saturday 14th April sees the monthly instalment of Get Girl. Kill Baddies. Save Planet. at Manchester's venerable night-spot, the Night & Day Cafe. Alongside the residents, Grammar and Pasta Paul are ex-Bureau synthist and keytar fetishiser, Flickerrr and yours truly. Yes, I'll be spinning the platters that matter, rinsing the plates and drink-driving the wheels of steel for a cameo DJ set. Hopefully, you'll all be able to come out and watch me make a tit of myself/turn the dancefloor into a writhing, lurching mass of bodies worshipping at the altar of disco.

If you fancy it, e-mither the guys at ggkbsp@googlemail.com and you'll be able to get in for four quid. That's two whole English pounds cheaper than you would pay normally! Bargain! Supplying the live music on the night are Zapped By A Million Volts and Shakes, so you know that you're in for one hell of a night.

Plug over.



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Blogger CEC said...

Thanks for the disconap linkback!

11:40 pm  
Blogger NOTHING TO SEE HERE :O said...

:O And the drums in Atlas are so so so so so lovely!

I wouldnt mind them in my house at all *is having a possible yellow phase*

3:36 pm  
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12:23 am  

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