Wedding / Irma Vep / Sweet Williams
The Prince Albert, Brighton
Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 at 8:00pm - Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 at 11:00pm
FAUX DISCX & ENDLESS PRESENT:
Manchester-based project influenced by big-hitters such as Spacemen 3, Big Star and Phil Spector’s grandiose production. Epicly psyched-out pop scorchers that I'd liken to 'Microcastle' era Deerhunter. AKA, excellently constructed melodic pop songs, with just enough weird to push them in to the sweet zone. New LP 'Mania Whatever' out now on Maternal Voice (home of Mark Riley's faves DUDS).
Hot Cheddar is back in Brighton. You should all know Irma Vep by now. Edwin Stevens' (Sex Hands, Klaus Kinski, Desmadrados Soldados De Ventura, Yerba Mansa…) solo project which goes from scorched earth guitar wigouts, to darkly comedic, reverb-drenched balladry, to weirdo guitar pop with the greatest of ease. This man takes toilet humour and turns it in to teary-eyed gold. Much Irma Vep feels like what “classic” music should feel like if it weren’t so Classic. The staring down the road of despair of Neil Young – CHECK. The guitar MAGIC of Television – CHECK. The curious and sprawling psychedelia of the likes of Comets on Fire – CHECK! With releases on both hosts' record labels Irma Vep obviously has impeccable taste in friends also. 'No Handshake Blues' out now on Faux Discx / Comfortable on a Tightrope'.
A newly reconfigured line-up, still centred around the off kilter songwriting of T House. House continues the lineage of his previous outfit Charlottefield, and carries the torch forward, winding down twisted new guitar roads. Sweet Williams have an unrivalled pedigree and quality of workmanship that harks back to a golden age of underground guitar bands. They sound at one with their instruments, lassoing feedback, snaking between rhythms, barking dying howls. Dare I mutter the names of greats like Unwound, Slint and Fugazi when I speak their name? Yes I do. 'Please Let Me Sleep On Your Tonight' out now on Faux Discx / Gringo Records.
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The Prince Albert , 48 Trafalgar Street , Brighton