>>> Artrocker Presents on Monday 12th March <<< At The Finsbury 336 Green Lanes N4 1BY | (0)208 8091142 on > Monday 12th March
> BAD LUNGS
> SKINNY MILK
Artrocker Djs Stu Plimsoles / Paul Artrocker
7.30 – 11.30pm
Following 2015’s ‘Get Lost’ EP – a straight-to-the-point punkrock debut – the band began the process of writing, gigging, destroying and rewriting material in an effort to find something new and more challenging. With inspirations drawn from the sci-fi of Greg Egan and Philip K Dick, themes of Artificial intelligence began to emerge both in lyrics and the introduction of sequenced beats and samples. The finished album ‘We Are Here To Make Things Better’ – recorded over 9 months between Sept 2016 & June 2017 – is an AI lovechild of noise rock and sequencers.
Noise rock, but big on melody. AI-inspired, sequenced drums anchor bonham-esque live drums. Essentially a rock band but with an AI personality holding a finger over the controls. Musically influenced by standards like Pixies and Future of the Left, as well as the production in records like Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’.
> BAD LUNGS
In the spare 5 minutes we have where those bristol champs in IDLES decide to be idle, we’re lucky to serve up a totally ripping new single wrapped in the same spiky post-punk/garage rock racket! Please make yourself known to brand new London rippers BAD LUNGS.
…and with a vicious phaser soaked howl ala territorial pissings from singer Tom Howlett comes the band’s debut single ‘The DTs’ a rapid firing gunk-punk attack about the ‘Delirium Tremens’ aka alcohol withdrawals. Firing and mouthing off with an adolescent sneer you woulda liked on your 80s matchbox singles or earlyHorrors releases. However you’re not living in the past here, this is real fast and heavy garage rock played by a ripping five piece, there’s creepy b-movie keyboards giving that b-52s vibe while the heavy and hard guitars stomp around like Ty Segall in the Slaughterhouse era of records, cake these distorted layers on to some powerhouse drumming from Chris Britain and you’ll making bets this song is going to careen and crash on to just about any stage and turntable in no time
> SKINNY MILK
Psychedelic fuzz punk duo from Brighton. Skinny Milk and Daydream EP’s already under their belt there’s a new one imminent.
“disgustingly heavy yet catchy King Gizzard-esque”
“an enormodome-filling, reverb-drenched psych-rock sound worthy of five musicians to a ferocious level”
….. ie, these guys ROCK !