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Review: Wavves @ The Lexington, London. March 3rd 2009.

Posted in Gig Pictures, Gigs, Music Reviews, Tracks with tags , , , , on March 4, 2009 by musicmuleblog

Wavves @ Lexington, London. March 3rd 09 by musicmule.co.uk

Wavves – Beach Demon

California’s Wavves have been causing quite a stir since I first found out about them last year from Chris at Gorilla vs Bear. They seem to have made it over to the UK in record time even coming from an American scene that’s increasingly looking to Britain for its quick buck. On their incredibly lo-fi recordings that have been leaked all over the Internet the songs sound a lot more raw and distorted than they do live where the main priority seems to be volume.  The result is that the songs sound a lot more teen punky than I originally picked them out to be.

Wavves main man Nathan Williams on vox and guitar is backed up live by drummer Ryan Ulsh and on tracks like the eponymous ‘Wavves’ the simple surf punk energy works brilliantly as does it on ‘So Bored’. The quieter tracks, of which there are a few paraded tonight, I’d stick clear of, with Nathan’s voice bordering on the annoying when not at a shout. In my book they’re going down as a bit of a poor man’s Nirvana spliced with early Green Day or Blink 182 (thanks Joe). What you get is kind of similar to a Liger – unnecessary but a fun beast that kids will love to talk about.

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Upset The Rhythm feat. Women + Wavves @ The Lexington, March 3rd.

Posted in Gigs, Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on February 26, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? Women + Wavves

I saw Canadians ‘Women’ supporting fellow countryman Chad Van Gaalen (also producer of their debut album) on his UK tour recently and was suitably impressed by their noisy rumblings. I clearly wasn’t the only one as they’re back with a headline tour of their own. Layers of noisy guitar building over and giving way to sweet pop harmonies.

For fans of: Animal Collective, Annuals.

Support comes from the much hyped Wavves from California who plays (really!) distorted beach boys surf jams. Looking forward to him.

For fans of: Vivian Girls, Pixies, The Stooges.

When? Tuesday, March 3rd.

Where? The Lexington, Islington.

How Much? £6.50

Tickets? wegottickets *SOS 29 available here

Women – Shaking Hand

WAVVES – WAVVES

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James Yuill + Post War Years + Wave Machines @ The Lexington, Feb 25th.

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by musicmuleblog

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What? James Yuill + Post War Years + Wave Machines

A truly hot bill the Chess Club record label have lined up as part of their ‘Singles Tour’. James Yuill, a.k.a. ‘Yuilly’ according to his MySpace, headlines the night with his heartfelt electro folk tunes. He’s so hot right now old ‘Yuilly’!
For fans of: Kings Of Convenience, The Whitest Boy Alive, Adem, Tunng.

Post War Years take the main support slot and I’m not too familiar with them but like what I’ve heard of their off kilter electro indie jams. They were also highly recommended by the following band…
For Fans of: err Wave Machines, Foals, Beta Band.

Wave Machines I just saw play at a Bloody Awful Poetry night on Wednesday and they were AMAZING. Electro indie grooves that could make Prince shake his tiny rump and lyrcis that make you want to laugh and cry in equal measure.
For fans of: Prince, Beta Band, The Rapture, Beck, Passion Pit.

When? Wednesday, 25th February.

Where? The Lexington, Islington.

How Much? £7

Tickets? wegottickets seetickets

James Yuill – No Pins Allowed

Post War Years – Flames Like Tinder

Wave Machines – I Go I Go I Go

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The Soft Pack + Stricken City + The Invisible @ The Lexington, Feb 20th.

Posted in Gigs, Music Video, Tickets with tags , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by musicmuleblog

What? The Soft Pack + Stricken City + The Invisible

If you can’t wait till the 26th Feb to see them then go watch The Soft Pack (formerly The Muslims) this Friday at the Lexington. Surfy, Punky tunes that ooze California cool.

Support comes from two of London’s hopes for 2009, Maximo park tour buddies to be Stricken City and bizarre electro indie 3 piece The Invisible.

For Fans Of: The Strokes, The Stooges, Velvet Underground.

When? Friday, Feb 20th.

Where? The Lexington, Islington.

How Much? £5

Tickets? wegottickets *SOS 28 available here, more on the door.

The Dead Trees, The Lexington, Fri Jan 23rd

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , on January 22, 2009 by musicmuleblog

The Dead Trees, Dingwalls, Jan 21st 09

What? The Dead Trees

On the back of last night’s strong support set with Little Joy (look out for full post later) I’d like to recommend this band from Portland, Oregon. A little bit psychedelic, a little bit rockabilly, a little bit grungey. What more could you want on a Friday?!

When? Friday, Jan 23rd

Where? The Lexington, Kings X/Angel

How Much? £5

Tickets? ticketweb