LOS MORANCOS IMITANDO A DAFT PUNK!
April 2005, Le Pub, Newport. Even by Newport's heady standards, the day-glo creatures kicking up a riot onstage are kinda weird looking. Those tragic monsters were Grabba Grabba Tape and goddamn if they're not coming back this month, Monday 26 March to be precise.
Grabba Grabba Tape, for those who didn't witness them two years ago, are a very wrong Spanish duo who feature drums, keyboards, furry bodysuits, vocoders and Minor Threat covers. Think Daft Punk, Polysics, The Residents, Melt-Banana, and, according to the band themselves, ‘Funky Man’ by Dee Dee Ramone. Nothing could be that good, but GGT are pretty awesome. Mental music-style bizniz over this way, which also features a comedy broken English biog (even if we can’t speak Spanish as well as they speak English).
Hot new band of Newport punk celebrity yobbos Meltmen feature members with pasts in Four Letter Word and probably other similar scoundrels. Bursting out the garage and 80s Texas/90s San Diego punk sound up in the place, the results might make you scratch your chin - while bouncing off the walls - and remember Rocket From The Crypt, Really Red, Drive Like Jehu and Cargo Cult. Unruly. Nip off here for a brace of tunes.
South Wales’ reclusive experimental doomsters Spider Kitten complete the bill with a rare show. Having recently expanded from a duo to a quartet, they have a new album out very soon on their own Rugland label. Said record moves away from tectonic plate-paced Sunn0)))/Earth type work into more song-based Melvins-y territory, while still maintaining the unconventional heaviosity. Did we mention it’s dang good? Have a listen why don'tcha...
All we ask of you in return is get down to Buffalo Bar, Windsor Place Cardiff from 8pm with £4 in your sweaty palms. Prizes for the best fancy dress (the prizes being laughs of derision and bemused stares from Grabba Grabba Tape).