Rock, roll, punk and pints of Sunday cider… Birmingham Review’s one-man-photo-machine (or Rob Hadley as he is known to his more human compadres) was there to capture an extensive picture spread to go into THE GALLERY.
Also keep an eye out for our full BREVIEW from Jay Dyer – coming to screen near you soon. So here. And later today.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch… here are a couple of tasty pictorial morsels (if you were too ruined by Sunday to see clearly for yourself). To check out the full Flickr of pics click here or on the link above.
Doors open 5pm (so, an ‘all afternooner..?’) with advance tickets at £10 – which as far as Bank Holiday Sundays go, and considering the line up, is pretty bloody reasonable. For direct gig info & online ticket sales, click here.
The Garden are a self described ‘constantly evolving’ rock band from Orange County – currently touring the globe, coming to the Hare & Hounds on the third date around the UK (with two more in Southern Ireland).
Never dull, never pigeonholed, The Garden’s 2013 debut LP, the gloriously titled Life and Times of a Paperclip, is 16 track DIY extravaganza chocked full of 90sec garage band sonic booms – with their latest, and eponymous, LP losing none of the raw punches but stepping up the vocal leads and production value.
The Garden’s latest release, ‘Call This # Now’, begins (and ends) with what would probably happen if the black box from Event Horizon released an accompanying soundtrack, before jumping to a funky looped production and summer mish mash. It’s great fun, absurdly catchy, and has the occasional swear word. Sold. So what to expect on stage is anyone’s guess, but I reckon it’ll be a fun way to spend your Sunday.
But don’t take our words for it, click below and work it out for yourselves.
Sharing the Sunday top slot are Spanish three piece, The Parrots. And whilst we’re describing bands by metaphor, The Parrots are The Velvet Underground on a prolonged holiday after stealing Cliff’s double decker and driving over Lemmy’s foot. Well it makes sense to me.
Anyway… The Parrots are also globetrotting, coming to Birmingham on the second stop of their five UK dates – on the road to promote their debut LP, the also gloriously titled Los Niños Sin Miedo (Children Without Fear). Out on Heavenly Recordings from 26th August, Los Niños Sin Miedo is 10 track garage fest of summer strained awesomeness, thrown in your face from a recklessly moving vehicle whilst spanking your rear. HUGE fun.
The album’s lead single, the… titled ‘Jame Gumb’ (if you were born in the 90’s +, Google it) is a two and a half minute meander into a tripped out soundscape that should give you a taste of the other nine tracks that sandwich it.
But again, we could be talking trite sh*te for all anyone would know. Stop, look and listen for yourself – click below.
Phew… I’m off for a lie down. Wake me up on Sunday would you.
Killer Wave and This Is Tmrw present The Garden + The Parrots, with support from Table Scraps, Sunshine Frisbee Laserbeam, The Terror Watts, Mothers Earth Experiment at the Hare & Hound on Sunday 28th August. For direct gig info & online ticket sales, click here.