Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Artist Spotlight 2015 : Bands playing the Afterparty - Wild Rocket, Cruising and Woven Skull

To coincide with the announcement of the bands playing the afterparty at Independents Day, and Leigh Arthur's incredible poster for it, today's artist spotlight will feature the bands playing the after-show, and what a line up it is.

Following the day of various events in the Co-op for Independents Day 2015, we reckoned everyone will be having such a great time that no one will want to leave. So, we're having an afterparty next door in the BYOB space of Tenterhooks from 7pm. Suggested donation is €5, though you won't be turned for lack of funds. To me this line up is definitely worth a fiver in.

I've heard terms such as space metal, psych rock, grunge or stoner rock used to describe our first act - Wild Rocket. They certainly have that dirge'y base sound and repetitive grooves in spades.
2014 was a busy year for them, as it saw them release their debut album "Geomagnetic Hallucinations", along with playing gigs with luminaries such as the enigmatic former Can frontman  Damo Suzuki, and seminal Dublin Krautrockers Twin Kranes. I think they're absolutely savage. They really remind me of the band Loop, and seeing these in a venue like Tenterhooks is not to be missed. 

Cruising are a punk band featuring members with funny names who are also members of other bands. I love how dirty and distorted this sounds, it's almost like a punkier Delta 5, or a female fronted Joy Division. This will be rockin!

And finally, music made in the haunted woods under the sacrificial moon in the wilds of Ireland, the incomparable Woven Skull. Other than seeing these play inside a ring fort, on a full moon on an outdoor session, a dark, intimate venue like Tenterhooks will be perfect.

Three savage acts to wrap up a savage weekend.

My advice for Independents Day is to come early, bring cans and take the Monday off work the day after!

Not to be missed.

The link to the Facebook event is: https://www.facebook.com/events/1543304439279922/

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