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White Hills / Cavalier Song / Pill Fangs
Saturday, 27 May 2017 - 8:00pm
Fuzzed out psych rockers WHITE HILLS are coming to The Continental on Saturday 27th May.
White Hills are proponents of psychedelia as transformation. The music made by Dave W. and Ego Sensation is risky and cutting edge, rooted in dystopian futurism and hyperconscious of society's constant desire for a new and better drug.
That progressive aesthetic is at the heart of White Hills' album Walks For Motorists, a radically stripped-down record that emphasizes rhythm and groove. The album bursts forth with a new kind of intensity, one born out of laser-focused precision and detail-oriented songwriting. Possibly surprising to fans familiar with the Hawkwindian guitar squall of earlier albums, the songs on Walks For Motorists began as a keyboard melody or bass line, and several songs on the album don't even feature guitar at all. This is propulsive, open music, surreal to its core but made to inspire people to get out of their seats and move.
As anyone who has seen the band knows, they can command stages both gargantuan and intimate, and are one of the most legendary live acts in psychedelic rock today. The band's relentless touring of the US and Europe has gained them a massive grassroots following worldwide.
Cavalier Song are a Liverpool band consisting of Daniel Melia, Luke Mawdsley, Jason Dugdale, Mark Greenwood, Matt Ward and Frederick Blezard Walton. They produce sprawling and spacious psych-driven sound sculptures straight from the Berlin School of electronic music. These symphonies are discordant weather patterns sweeping an industrial ruinscape. It is the sound of post-modern minimalism, creating a dramatic monologue of barren dystopian Badlands populated by the ghosts of the lost.
Citing influences such as Philip Glass, Swans, Grouper, John Coltrane and King Crimson, they experiment with similar alchemical ingredients; repetition, duration and modal improvisation. Painting, sculpture and literature also inform their work adding dimensions to the shadowy constructions.
PILL FANGS is the great new garage/Velvet Underground inspired project from Lancastrian songwriter/guitarist Dan Haywood, previously of Dan Haywood’s New Hawks, a sprawling wide-ranging folk and Americana influenced band who at times came across like a Rolling Thunder revue for the North West UK and whose first album was a huge 32 song suite double CD.
Pill Fangs is a more stripped-down back to basics vehicle for Dan’s songwriting and turns in a punchy, rocking set that will knock your socks off. Their debut album is keenly anticipated by the cognoscenti.
WHITE HILLS, CAVALIER SONGS & PILL FANGS are here on Saturday 27th May 2017. Doors open at 8pm.
Tickets are £8 advance or £10 on the door and are available online NOW from SEE Tickets, WeGotTickets & Skiddle
From Continental bar (01772 499 425) and Action Records (01772 884 772)