Meat Wave is constantly being asked about its name, but it gets why you would. Pulled from a classic headline in The Onion, the Chicago-based trio will release its new album Delusion Moon via SideOneDummy on September 18.
Available worldwide on September 18, Delusion Moon is a record that works as one interlocking piece. Focusing on the lunar cycles and the concept of moon sickness, Meat Wave puts themselves in other peoples’ shoes and attempts to work through the insanity of our modern world. It’s a record that’s varied, versatile and endlessly venomous, from the agitation and unease of “Network” and “Cosmic Zoo” to the snarky social commentary of “The Gay Contempt.” Ultimately, Delusion Moon is a cunning satire - an attempt to find clarity among the madness, sucking everyone in and uniting them all in the way only this band can.
Formed in 2011 by the trio of Chris Sutter (vocals/guitar), Joe Gac (bass) and Ryan Wizniak (drums), the three punk scene stalwarts came together and, just a year later, released its self-titled full-length debut. That first collection of songs was a master class in abrasive post-punk made to feel poppy, simultaneously referencing Hot Snakes, the disgruntled lyricism of Shellac and a little bit of The Jesus Lizard’s fire-spitting sneer just for good measure.
Pink Street Boys formed in 2013 on Pink Street, Kópavogur, an industrial Icelandic suburb known for, well, not that much. PSB ditched their early days in psychedelic music in favour of developing their high-octane brand of fierce garage rock, and snagged themselves the unrivalled accolade of loudest band in Iceland.
Following the release of 2014’s Trash From The Boys, PSB were nominated for the Nordic Music Prize and went on to be crowned best live band in Iceland by The Reykjavík Grapevine. Just a few months after the release of their second debut Hits #1 in April 2015, Vice flew in from the States to film the band’s raucous performance at local venue Húrra.
PSB’s most recent shows earned them a spot in Rolling Stone’s ‘10 Best Things We Saw At Iceland Airwaves 2015.’
Brought together by a teenhood friendship, a chance meeting at Deerhunter's ATP festival and a Gumtree post, Spoilers are a London-based four piece who cite inspiration from Fugazi, Sonic Youth and Enon.
"Spoilers take you on a spin to downtown garage-punk, stopping off for bites to eat at Fugazi and Harlem’s digs respectively."
Zine and Not Heard / Vested Interest
Tickets for this show are priced at £8 and are available at 9am on Friday 10th July from the following links: