SxSW - BBC 6 Music Presents
LIFE + IDLES + Goat Girl + Girl Ray + SHOPPING + Nilufer Yanya
I D L E S
After taking a year and a half hiatus from the live scene since their success of their debut EP release 'Welcome' which included BBC Introducing in the Southwest "Band of The Year", they've spent their time to perfect their writing process and "bleed out a shit tonne of songs that we're truly proud of."
Idles are often a five piece POST-PUNK band from BristolLondonNewportBelfast just south of Scotland. They're really really really really really really good. Some say they re-invented being good live as well. Two of them are fat.
KEYWORDS: Heavy. Tight. Chubbs. Guitary. Drum/Bass. Visceral. Amiable? Deaf. Fisty.
Their sounds has been lovingly described by Geraint Davies of CRACK Magazine:
''Across four tracks of oppressive, propulsive scratch/grind/release, Meat feels like listening in on a reluctant confession. Stubborn, unyielding dynamics... ...push through shades of bitter blacks and opaque greys and blinding flashes of white, resolutely human catharsis overseen by a prevalent sense of watertight musicianship honed through countless, relentless hours glaring from Idle to Idle in boxy, dank rehearsal spaces. The result is a sonic Stockholm Syndrome; a public release of a deeply personal, insular process which pleads to be re-contained. Taut, concrete downstrokes constantly drive through Joe Talbot’s clenched, malevolent delivery as he muses on personal politics, everyman frustrations and idiosyncratic abstractions. Devouring influence whole, rejecting them then replacing them and regurgitating each and every one, this is post-punk is its realest sense. Meat is a bold, naked re arrival, a deeply profound statement. It’s quite simply one of the most vital sounds emerging within British music right now."
Thank You x
Girl Ray is a North-London based girl-power trio. We sound lo-fi, and love a good harmony. Taking inspiration from a multitude of genres, Girl Ray will make you feel feelings, and, ultimately, rock your socks of
Shopping are propulsive bass lines, primitive disco-not-disco drums and guitar lines sharp as broken glass. The band was formed in 2012 by members Rachel Aggs (guitar), Billy Easter (bass) and Andrew Milk (drums), who’ve all done time in a plethora of notable UK DIY bands including Trash Kit and Wet Dog. They pull from a well of 70’s post-punk with a voraciousness seldom seen these days, bringing to mind the jagged aggression of Gang of Four, the voracious yelp of The Slits and the dance inducing thrust of Delta 5 and ESG.
The band released a 7-inch single shortly after forming, which sold out within a week. The band’s self-released debut LP, put out via their own MILK records in the UK has received whole-hearted acclaim, selling out their 1000 piece run in just a few months by hand delivering them to top-tier UK shops, who couldn’t seem to get enough of their groove riding, tough talking, life-loving post-punk funk. Now the band have signed on to FatCat, with a new LP on the way later in 2015 and to introduce the band stateside we’re making their self-released album available here for the first time.
The band are tirelessly committed to taking their sound to new audiences and spreading the Shopping gospel, securing impressive gigs along the way including main support for ESG and Gang Of Four as well as main support on Merchandise’s 2014 UK tour. Fully entrenched in the vibrant UK DIY community Shopping are all about being as productive and creative as possible and as such they've been described by the NME as a “band you need to hear" and lauded as one of SPIN's "Artists To Watch."