LES GEORGES LENINGRAD
Costumes, disco and scary Dada art in one party package, straight out of Montreal. New wave, no wave, dance-rock and noize in a head-on collision. Les Georges Leningrad have toured with bands like Erase Errata, The Gossip, Le Tigre, The Locust, Magas, Sonic Youth, Trans Am and the Unicorns, if that helps at all; good luck using that little list to nail their sound, mind you. New album ‘Sur Le Traces De Black Eskimo’ (Tomlab/Alien8) out very soon, or NOW, if you get an import copy... or for a bite-sized taste, go listen to ‘Soopa Doopa’
Quartet from Glasgow who are down with the punk/rock/house/mashup underground, and whose tunes recall, just for starters, Neu! and Kraftwerk to A Certain Ratio and other bassline-y 80s types. They used to have a fella called Paul Thomson playing drums for them before he went and joined Franz Ferdinand; their second 12” is being released in June on Thomson’s label, New! Records. Their rock family tree gets queerer still, with none other than Chris Leo (The Lapse/The Van Pelt/Native Nod) stepping in as their new guitarist! We have a bit of a lob on about this, and you may too when your hear these sounds
MARTINI HENRY RIFLES
Drum machine-fuelled noise chug from Cardiff that shouts about all manner of muffled shit and climbs over furniture. Debut album ‘Superbastard’ out now on FF Vinyl
ALL HAPPENING AT: Dempseys, Castle Street, Cardiff - this sunday!