The Nightingales play a uniquely indigenous, all-encompassing brand of working class rock ‘n’ roll. Beneath the Beefheart lurch and the Stooges stomp you can hear football chants and northern soul, blues and bluebeat, folk song and country and western; even music hall and Frank Sinatra. Filter this through mainman Robert Lloyd’s own experiences, observations, temperament and talent and you’ve got music that is as original as it is uncompromising. – BEN GRAHAM/STOOL PIGEON, UK
Yet nothing in Subway Sect's admittedly excellent return could have prepared for the astonishing revelation of Robert Lloyd's Nightingales. Feeding off the hard-drilled energy of the junior initiates, Apperley spins frayed Bo Diddley riffs around Lloyd's tumbling psychedelic eavesdroppings, allowing the singer to recycle, reinvent and repurpose thirty years of vituperative notebook aphorisms, constructing an intense, breathless narrative from the recycled past to the scorched present. The cumulative effect is one of euphoric delight, of old knowledge in the hands of new disciples. Contender for gig of the year! – ANDREW MALE/MOJO, UK
The ‘Gales are consistently one of the best live experiences in the country. Forty minutes segued together seamlessly, a cocktail of 60’s garage and psychedelia shaken up with krautrock. It’s heady, fresh and invigorating.- BRIGHTON NOISE, UK
NEW COWBOY BUILDERS: NEW COWBOY BUILDERS
New Cowboy Builders are made up of a bunch of Welsh lads based in Bristol who are noisy, clangy and ranty with a thundering live presence that has earned them support slots with bands like the Nightingales and Future of the Left to name two. Last October they released a new seven inch called 'Black Moses' that has been described as the definition of the word 'sardonic' and this year they'll be releasing their first album that's set to contain songs that take a long time to slate seemingly inconsequential people and objects.
DJ PONYPUNK: Post punk tunes!
Doors Open: 7.45pm Admission:£8 on the Door
Tickets: £7 + BF from Bristol Ticket Shop, Union Street, Bristol Tel 0117 9299008 www.bristolticketshop.co.uk