[CANCELLED] DC Presents: Irma Vep / Sprinters / Crawlies
Delicious Clam, Sheffield
Wednesday, 1 Apr 2020
20:00 – 23:00
DC Presents: Irma Vep / Sprinters / Crawlies
We're dead excited to be bringing the man/myth/legend Edwin Stevens back to Delicious Clam to play some excellent songs for people with his Irma Vep big band. Irma Vep's new album is coming out on 3rd April via the excellent Gringo Records. Currently residing in Glasgow after stints in Wales and Manchester, and a member of such luminaries as Klaus Kinski, Sex Hands, Yerba Mansa, Birthmarks, Dom Jolly and Desmadrados Soldados de Ventura, Steven's Irma Vep is his main vehicle and where his output is arguably at its finest. Primarily recorded in Stevens’s adopted home town of Glasgow over two days with frequent collaborators Ruari Maclean and Andrew Cheetham, Embarrassed Landscape is an album that breathes in a fetid skip full of millennial dread, self-effacing anxiety and doubt before exhaling it as heartbreaking songs and ecstatic abandon.
CHECK OUT THIS SONG https://soundcloud.com/gringo-records/03-i-do-what-i-want-1644-mstr2
Sprinters began life as the solo project of frontman Neil Jarvis, emerging back in 2017 with their self-titled debut album on Manchester label Icecapades. Now a 4-piece, the band have recently released their second album, Struck Gold, on the Madrid-based Meritorio Records.
Struck Gold is something of a re-invention for the band, the indiepop that emerged from Neil’s solo songwriting largely removed and replaced with songs that are noisier, sharper and more focused than ever before. The tracks on Struck Gold seem to push Sprinters’ sound; the gentle janglers are lusher and more swoonsome, the angular numbers are crisper, the noisier sections, terrifically loud and thrilling, which bodes very nicely for a live set that might just blow you away.
Use your ears to listen to this: https://sprinters.bandcamp.com/album/struck-gold
Nursed from the gentle bosom of Delicious Clam and almost ready to release their debut EP upon the unsuspecting public (I have heard it, it is great). Hell, it may even be out by the time this show rolls around- despite their reputation for being hard-nosed perfectionists. They played their first show with Calvin Johnson last year, and had everyone saying "oooh", "wow" and "that was really nice". Bonding over a shared love of Yo La Tengo, Crawlies make drone laden, bitter-sweet pop jams featuring dreamy guitar hooks and vocal harmonies to make you tearful. Just don't tell them it was "epic". They hate that.
TICKETS - £6 (+ booking fee) adv or £more OTD
It's happening 1st April, but this ain't no April fool, fool!
Nobody turned away for lack of funds, be excellent to each other, please get in touch for accessibility info or any other enquiries.
Delicious Clam , 12 Exchange Street , Sheffield