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Vic Godard & Subway Sect / Kill Pretty / Mistoa Poltsa

Friday, 28 March 2014 - 8:00pm

 

After last year's fantastic show, we just couldn't resist bringing them back. With musical roots in  the 100 Club punk scene of '76, Vic and Subway Sect debuted alongside their contemporaries The Clash and Sex Pistols. With Rob Symmons on guitar, Paul Myers on Bass and Paul Packham on drums, their garage sound and sense of melody set them apart from the usual run of the mill punk acts that joined the conveyor belt that year. By the time their first album ‘What’s The Matter Boy?’ was released, the line up had changed five times. The influence of The Black Arabs and the Chimes brothers on this LP produced a poppier, soulful sound.

 
In the 1980s Vic got together with musicians whose talents allowed him to experiment with Jazz, Swing and Motown beats. Beginning with the ‘Songs for Sale’ LP,  then recording ‘Trouble’ with Working Week and Pete Thomas’s Jumping Jive.
 
 
The 90’s saw the beginnings of some fruitful collaborations. Close ties were forged with Edwyn Collins, who produced three albums for Vic in the ‘90’s - Long Term Side Effects, In Trouble Again in 1998, and End of the Surrey People in 1993), and Vic recently recorded 1979 Now for Aed Records with Edwyn producing, due for release this year. The album is a collection of songs originally written for The Black Arabs on their first tour supporting Dexy’s in 1979.The songs were also performed at a Subway Sect gig in early 1980 with Bob Ward and Paul Myers reuniting as the rhythm section. Two of the songs were released on a 7” on Aed for Record Store Day. 
 
 
Vic sang with EIGHT different line ups in 2013! The ‘5 Year Tour’ continues in 2014 promoting 30 Odd Years and 1979 Now with gig all over Europe - including this date here in Preston! 
 
Plus special guests...
 

KILL PRETTY 

 
 
A mix of Karl Marx and Groucho Marx, these merry pranksters launch a cultural assault on the mainstream with punk rock attitude and compassion for our downtrodden brothers and sisters... a glorious, life affirming racket featuring the legendary Moet of Hamsters fame, Michael John Leigh (the drummer on The Fall's Dragnet) Fiery Jack, and the father and son team of Chris (Blue Orchids, Factory Star, Silver Sound Explosion) and Josh Dutton. Kill Pretty bring many years of experience coupled with youthful exuberance to create a live sound which many have described as astonishing, unmissable and barking mad. With targets like bankers, tabloid newspapers, indolent rock stars and death itself the band leaves no stone unturned in its attack on bad politics, complacency and greed.
 

MISTOA POLTSA

 
 
"I suppose the music of MiSTOA pOLTSA could be succinctly described as “unrestrained.” “Noisy” doesn’t quite cut it when describing the thick yet grimy wall of sound the project creates with its raucous guitars, trashy drums, and distorted bass, and “unsettling” doesn’t completely do justice to the unintelligible yet powerful vocals that front it. The songs on this release are generally short, choosing to make their points in an efficiently digested manner. There is, however, a major exception in the form of the last track, “ABIT OFF BLOOD, for the love of god,” which builds on a driving repetitive groove with screeching instrumentation and disorienting atmosphere for over nine minutes. It is an effective track not only for its hypnotically compelling effect, but also for showing that the project is capable of more than just brief, catchy songwriting." theneedledrop.com 
 
Last seen here supporting the mighty PERE UBU. 
 
 
Tickets are £10 and are available online NOW from See Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle
 
In person from The Continental (01772 499 425), Action Records (01772 884 772) & Preston Visitor Information (01772 253 731) 
 
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