Our last Pulled Apart By Horses show, and album launch party was such a venue-destroying success (our apologies to The 100 Club), here's more of the same ramped up some notches. In association with our friends Killimanjaro this is the band's largest headline gig yet - at the legendary venue The Garage in Highbury.
PULLED APART BY HORSES
Formed in Leeds in late 2007 after the break-up of previous bands like Concentration Champ, It Takes Bridges, Monster Killed By Laser and Mother Vulpine, Pulled Apart By Horses are quite frankly one of the most exciting live bands Rockfeedback have ever had our eyes popped out of their sockets by. Numbering Tom Hudson on shouts and guitar, James Brown (James Brown!) on guitars, Lee Vincent on Drums and Robert Lee on bass, these little genii hail from Leeds and play louder than a hundred gramophones on full blast directly to the ear-drum. If youre still not convinced, then click to check a moving thingy of them playing a Lexington show for Club Rockfeedback a few moons back. The band released their debut LP on our sister label Transgressive Records in June this year, and have found themselves at the centre of a storm of critical acclaim, and even Radio 1 playlisting with a debut single named "back to the f*ck yeah". No mean feat. It's always a cause for huge celebration when a band with fight and beligerent originality and passion find themselves becoming adored by a growing mass, and the queues outside the tents at this summer's festivals (and an opening slot for Muse in August) have all demonstrated the widespread love for a band currently doing the very best to fly the flag for rock and roll in the UK in 2010. Full of great songs to hang hats on and intensely brilliant live band, this show will be a celebration of a great year for a great band on the up.
Pulled Apart by Horses [album] is brash, rash and fucking loud everything and more wed hoped itd be (The Fly)
Their music is a full frontal assault: muscular riffage, hoarse, brutal howls and pummelling beats (Time Out)
GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP
Formed in New York in 2004, GFJD's strongly divisive existence up to this point has now passed largely into the realm of myth. The band's explosive hardcore is full of shock, intellect and more often than not a big splattering of sex (and songs about fisting) all over procedings. Most who know of the band will have some kind of story of a fight at a gig, or a loved-up mosh of rock and roll, or a very loud sexualized frenzy that sticks very strongly in memory. A band for whom questioning the status quo is their essence - they continue to question gender politics, censorship and notions of indecency and order/disorder through their every appearance and record they make. In the past their promo records have come with "gay gift hampers" including bottles of amyl nitrate, surgical gloves and visual "sauce material" to aid the listening experience. Appearing here as special guests to Pulled Apart By Horses, Gay for Johnny Depp return to the UK with a much anticipated new record and live show, cementing their place as one of the more entertaining and visceral rock bands the States have produced in the last decade.
Playing their first official show this year Young Legionaire is an exciting new project of Paul Mullen, formerly of Your:code:is:name:Milo, and Gordon Moakes, bassist in the now on-hiatus Bloc Party. They are completed by Will Bowerman (live drummer for La Roux). Blending super-charged rock and roll guitar intricatices, post-hardcore crashes/walls of sound and stadium-reaching rock vocals, the band released their debut single "Colossus/Iron Dream" on Holy Roar records in August this year.
The show is 14 +, takes place at the Garage, and doors will be at 7.30pm. We suggest to buy tickets early in order to avoid disappointment.
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