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The Early Years, Xam Duo & Game_Program - Wharf Chambers, 24th November

Discussion in 'Music Chat' started by MattBenn, Nov 3, 2016.

  1. MattBenn

    MattBenn New Member



    The Early Years, Xam Duo & Game_Program

    Thursday 24th November 2016

    Wharf Chambers, Leeds

    Advance £5 tickets available here: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/373480

    £7 OTD, doors at 8pm

    THE EARLY YEARS (Sonic Cathedral/Beggars Banquet)
    Almost 10 years since they released their self-titled debut on Beggars Banquet, The Early Years return with a brand new album called, simply, ‘II’. Mixed in Atlanta, Georgia by Jason Kingsland (Deerhunter) and mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Frank Arkwright (Mogwai, New Order) it is more relevant now than ever, despite their long absence; it towers above the legions of kraut-psych bands who came long in their wake with the sheer scale of its scope and vision. The new album was pieced together under the influence... of cheap Aldi red wine as well as Steve Reich, Kraftwerk, Neil Young, Television, Emeralds, Suicide, Bowie’s ‘Low’ and ‘Lodger’, ‘The Idiot’ by Iggy Pop and The Walker Brothers’ ‘Nite Flights’. Other apt references for the group’s motorik machine groove include, but are not limited to, Harmonia, Cluster’s ‘Zuckerzeit’, Julian Cope, Echo and the Bunnymen, New Order, LCD Soundsystem and Spiritualized. The band have accumulated many a celebrity fan over the years, receiving acclaim and adoration from the likes of Andrew Weatherall, Paul Weller, Brian Eno and Damo Suzuki, having played as one of the latter’s many ‘sound carrier’ improv groups.

    This is their first Leeds show in almost a decade!


    Exploratory synthesizer duo made up of members of Hookworms and Deadwall. New Age soundscapes, kosmische experimentation, Terry Riley-esque looped minimalism and occasional astral saxophone combine to produce meditative and peaceful improvised jams.


    Cowtown/Nope/Hookworms man Jon Nash plugs himself into the mainframe. Straight up machine nostalgia beamed straight into your bean. Beautiful ambient techno like everyone’s favourite Aphex moments, combined with crisp, Kraftwerkian robot funk, smudged and blurzed under a hypnagogic haze.


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  3. runaways

    runaways Member

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    right looking forward to this! don't finish work until 9 though so I may miss Xam and Game Program :(

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