dea Lesson No.1: December 2009

Saturday, December 19


Before Lesson No.1 disappear to collectively eat and drink more than any healthy adult male should, let us leave you with the lowdown on our first show of a brave new year/decade, coming up on Tuesday 19 January.

Diet Pills play their first ever Wales show, part of a UK tour. The Leicester-based band have one 7” single out (on the Force Fed label) and a split with Dead In The Woods. They are one of the best ‘new’ bands in the UK if you want to know what we think. They are slow and sludgy and piercing and antisocial and will appeal to fans of The Jesus Lizard, early 90s Neurosis, Racebannon, Born Against and some other bands who you’re doing it wrong if you don’t like. Have a listen, like.

Smiler are local boys who have been around for a bit under their current name and even longer if you count their previous membership of bands like George Annihilation, The Cull and Makeshift Truth. This is the first time we’ve put them on. They are influenced by, and a combination of, UK sludge, US powerviolence and punk-rooted grindcore. Which can be confirmed over here.

Brandyman are making their debut show, a Cardiff-based band who started to come together in the summer after two of the members left their respective bands, Truckers Of Husk and Joy Of Sex. While the Brandyman trio remains enigmatic, it looks set to combine twisty instrumental rock complexity (people who say ‘math-rock’ leave the hall) with heavy noiserock riff power and sensible shoes. MySpace page? We think not (for now)! So you'll have to trust us on this one.

Other essential info: this is all at Buffalo, Windsor Place, Cardiff, from 8pm and a bargain £4 on the door. Think of it as our present to you. Happy Christmas and a merry New fucking Year.