Melbourne quintet The Shifters play The Hope & Ruin! RIYL: Protomartyr, The Mekons, Omni, The Fall, Monochrome Set, Wire, UV Race, Country Teasers. Support comes from Public Body.
Resident Brighton 01273 606312
After two 7-inch singles and a demo cassette (recently pressed to wax), Melbourne quintet The Shifters finally unveil their first, proper full-length album "Have a Cunning Plan". Recorded at (Australian legend) Al Montfort of Total Control/Terry’s home studio, “Have A Cunning Plan” ups the fidelity a bit, tempering the up-front crunch of their previous demo/LP. The sonic space suits the band, allowing the unpretentious complexity of the songs & lyrics to generate the “oomph” rather than bludgeoning the listener with treble and feedback. The album showcases ten new tracks by the band at their best; scrappy, self-destructive, stumbling and brilliant pop music that seems tossed off or nonchalant on the surface but is rife with rewards upon further listening. On the surface, there’s no denying the band owe a heavy debt to The Fall, but whatever seeds were planted by the late, great Mark E. Smith, have gestated into an animal all their own. “Have A Cunning Plan” aims to take them towards a greater plane.
THE PHEROMOANS are a six-piece experimental rock band from the South East of England who deal in a deadpan DIY music. Married to the mundane yet surreal reportage of our lives, their music manages to address the truly restless boredom and absurdity of everyday life. The Pheromoans write songs for the end of the queue, songs that prowl the periphery, songs that stand up on the bus and stare out through the window, blasted through with brilliant sprawling sunshine. https://thepheromoans-alter.bandcamp.com/album/im-on-nights
+ Public Body: Recently joining the Permanent Creeps family, these guys will blow your socks off so get down early and don't miss out. There's no music online so you'll just have to trust us!