Two more supports added to the Thomas Truax Show this Saturday so it is now going to be a right Banger!
Thomas Truax: 22:15 – Close
Biscuithead & the Biscuit Badgers: 21:30 – 22:00
Grant K Fennel: 20:45 – 21:10
Esper Scout: 20:00 – 20:30
Absolutely honoured to announce that Thomas Truax will be returning to Leeds in April for a very special performance at the Fenton, a venue that I have not put on shows at for a number of years, which is as exciting as it is rather nerve wracking! expect an extrmely decent poster to come out of my mind very shortly, also some confirmation of some brilliant support acts!
Thomas Truax, travels the world with his collection of self-made instruments including his legendary ‘Hornicator’.
Thomas Truax (pronounced troo-aks) travels the world singing into a contraption he invented called ‘The Hornicator’. Constructed on the shell of a junk gramophone horn it resembles something that might have been dreamt up by Dr. Seuss. He taps out live rhythm loops, plucks assorted strings, springs and attached noisemakers, building a backdrop of layered hypnotic sounds on top of which come some of the most striking stories about clones, butterflies, dogs, technology, loneliness, and other beautiful and sad things. Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent, unique and resistant to comparison, yet fairly accessible even to casual listeners.”
His acclaimed full length albums ‘Audio Addiction’, ‘Full Moon Over Wowtown’ and ‘Why Dogs Howl At The Moon’ are available on Psycho Teddy/Real Time and SL records, as are a handful of singles and compilation tracks.
Born an illigitimate son of Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, as a young man Thomas attempted to build a synthesizer out of an old radio. He put on magic shows and made stop-motion animated films with a Super 8 camera. He has done mandatory day-job time as an animator on MTV’s Celebrity Deathmatch and Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken. Time travelling with the Toby Tyler Circus inspired him towards a career in show business. His acclaimed rock noir trio Like Wow toured and released several CDs, but Thomas grew frustrated with a seemingly endless line of drummers with strange misconceptions of rehearsal times. He finally decided to build his own motorized mechanical drummer and ‘go solo’.
‘Sister Spinster’ is a variable speed, proudly pre-digital ‘Flintstones-era drum machine’ that features spoked wheels and percussive parts which can be readjusted between songs to create different rhythms. Newer instruments include The Stringaling, Mother Superior, and the Backbeater, a rhythm wheel made to be worn on the back, which Thomas promises will eventually also double as a mechanism for flight. He has no engineering background and while constructing these inventions has repeatedly subjected himself to inadvertent electrical shocks which he claims have stimulated his creativity and expanded his vocal range.
Wowtown is a surreal place from which some of the characters and events in Thomas’s songs originate. He’s been writing The Wowtown News, an email newsletter that he sends to a long list of faithful subscribers, for many years, and did a season of audio versions which broadcast weekly on London’s Resonance FM station. These are now available as free podcasts via itunes or http://www.pmpmusic.co.uk/
“Inventive and Romantic” -TimeOut
“Beguilingly Bizarre” -Uncut “Genius.” -NME
“Thomas Truax is not of this earth…I still can’t think of a single show I’ve seen that was as beguiling or as charming or as plain bananas as this one.”
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British Wildlife & Hyde & Seek Presents…
Saturday 4th May 2013
Big Trouble in British Wildlife
The Pack Horse
3pm | £4.50 adv (MOTD)
or £1 otd w/ Live at Leeds Wrisband
On the 4th May we are doing something rather special. As a collaboration with the Pack Horse and Hyde and Seek we are sticking on a shit ton of awesome bands, You can get tickets in advance here, here and here, also, join the Facebook Event. If the weather is awesome we’re also thinking about getting the BBQ going, so get involved!
Aeroplane Flies High (Liverpool)
Nately’s Whore’s Kid Sister (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Warm Widow (Manchester)
Two Trick Horse
Vasco Da Gama
Comanechi took a different approach to songwriting on ‘You Owe Me…’, spending time outside the rehearsal room working on developing their rough-and-ready assaultive ideas into concise, exacting statements, expanding their cannon with almost-ballad ‘Into the Air’ and the black metal-laced ‘Death Threat’. Most vitally, they never forget that their strengths lie in the gleefully primitive guitar grind and tribal, instinctive drumming that form the crux of their powers.
In 2012 they played live with The Drums, Gossip and Dum Dum Girls.
Supported by …
5-piece improv noise rock from Newcastle. Waheela emit a sound not unlike the stony cataclysmic void ensuing from a distant asteroid field. Beyond the physical boundaries there lies a faint but hectic echo of clattering events, flurries of frequencies and mind shattering consequences. Waheela take you inward to the chasms of your mind through feedback, psych drones and razor sharp wails.
If you like Krautrock combined with heavier tones, electronics and screamed vocals Waheela are for you.
Check out their soundcloud for loads of sweet live recordings and stuff:
Noise Rock 3-piece from Leeds. Bass. Drums. Voice.
Get the EP here:
+ HIS HUMAN TORSO (cardiff)
“His Naked Torso isa outpour of stutter, awkwards and confuspeak. A theatre of da absurd. Relish in harsh tonals, dumb-dumb strateg, meatflesh, da internet pervers, yet celebrat just howa doo-doo up and bombad weesa real is. Afrikaans isa restless and staccato, punctuat with sound collage and far reach, disturb and ultimata, maxibig of funny-funny. Post coital guilt, which one da yousa internal voices to trust and da idea of mortality from da perspective of a gnat.”
A massive big fat thank you Nathan Clark and all the staff at the Brudenell Social Club, Sound Engineers Trev Baines, Pete Devine, Steve Myles and Simon, Nick Simcock, Suzy Mattocks, Sarah Valentine, Chris Riviera, Thom Bradley, Ric Vowden, Mike Osborne, Henry Myers, Gem Prout (for the cakes!), Andy Crow, Eve Townend, Hawk Eyes, Mahogany Hand Glider, Mucky Sailor, Dan Beesley & The SSSSS, Blacklisters, Peter Wright, Hank Haint, That Fucking Tank, Nope, Elizabeth, Apostille, Bearfoot Beware, Falenizza Horsepower, Thee MVPs, Silent Front, T.O.Y.S, Please, Cowtown, Godzilla Black, Monster Killed By Laser, Black Moth, Bilge Pump, Sly & The Family Drone, Yugoslavian Boys, Super Luxury, Klaus Kinski, Shields, Shield Your Eyes, Galaxians. It was Amazing!!!!
Elizabeth is the solo guise of Nope and That Fucking Tank guitarist Andy Abbot. He’ll now be opening up on the Saturday at 3pm. Elizabeth consists of live loops involving guitar, thumb piano and other things.
Mahogany Hand Glider Will be opening up British Wildlife Festival this year, This video, filmed upstairs at The Library Pub in Leeds back in November 2012 by Jonathan Duffin of Miranda’s Dream (who also collaborated with the band on their video for “This Isn’t Funny Anymore”). will convince you to pop your head in early!
Their new EP ‘Terrain Station’ is an epic piece evoking “imagery of interstellar travel and cosmic discovery”, an awesome theme that the band has heavily explored in the making of this EP due out in early May on Destroy All Records.