IDLES “Brutalism” LP received considerable attention on its release and this alongside their incendiary live shows have garnered then a growing fan base ever since. They’re in Radio 6’s albums of the year, they were 33-1 for the Mercury Prize at Ladbrokes ahead of announcement and they had the biggest crowd of the whole weekend on The Lake Stage at Latitude where they also performed a secret set for the BBC, also rammed, directly after at the Introducing stage.
As well as their own headlining tour, the band have performed dates with Dead Kennedy’s, DIIV and were The Maccabees special guests at all three of their final shows at Alexandra Palace. This London show here at Village Underground will truly be a testament to their incredible Brutalism campaign.
LIFE’s style of social commentary is reflected in a new wave of guitar bands who have something to say, instead of relying on nostalgia or sticking to a stagnant indie template. South London is sporting a pack of acts like Shame, HMLTD and Goat Girl who seem intent on shifting the norm. “It feels like there’s a growing movement of grassroots bands again. It’s like, ‘Fuck it, we don’t care. We’re gonna release our music anyway,’” says Mez. Guitar music, for all its pitfalls and previous sense of indirection, is beginning to feel important again.
Kite Base are duo comprised of bass guitars, vocals and electronics. One of the main starting points found in origami, an opening move made with simple folds to generate a firm and fertile foundation for creativity. It can become whatever you want it to be- simple or complex- based on the imagination of the creator, inspiration and chance.
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