Line-up /Acoustic Ladyland, The Invisbile, Grasscut
We kicked off the new year with a raucous sell-out show in the Borderline headlined by the legendary Acoustic Ladyland with Deathray Trebuchay in support. It was a cracking show, with fantastic reviews and a brilliant time was had by all... So when Acoustic Ladyland asked Twisted Licks to put on their album launch we couldn't resist. "Fuck yes - bring it on!" were the exact words, I believe.
Much has happened to ACOUSTIC LADYLAND since December 2006 when they released the widely acclaimed Skinny Grin. Now Acoustic Ladyland present their latest work, Living With A Tiger. They've shaken up their line up and replaced the keyboards with the filthy, guttural punk bass style of Ruth Goller and the mutant guitar of Chris Sharkey (TrioVD).
"At their best, Acoustic Ladyland sound like no other band on the planet" 4/5 The Guardian
"One of London's most consistently jaw-dropping live acts... they're on blistering, beautiful form" Evening Standard
"Fierce intelligence meets musical fire" 4/5 The Independent
With their eponymous debut album THE INVISIBLE have woven together strands of diverse sounds to create a fresh and new musical elixir. Their music is a unique strain of danceable, multi-layered genre-spanning spacepop imbued with ethereal yet gutsy vocals- something alien but simultaneously completely familiar.
"The Invisible are so white-hot that we reckon they must dress soley in Nomex jumpsuits , but they're also easily the best UK pop band we've heard in a very long time indeed" TIME OUT
Welcome to the world of GRASSCUT: sweeping melody, epic build, rain, dislocation, glitched-out psych-pastoralism, beauty and beats. Inspired by and continuing the bold tradition of English transcendentalism, this is music that could serve as a contemporary soundtrack to long-lost films by Lindsay Anderson or Powell and Pressburger.
"One of that select band of artists who are making genuinely daring music that still remains an accessible and enjoyable listen" - Tom Robinson BBC 6Music
LIVE: ACOUSTIC LADYLAND + THE INVISIBLE + GRASSCUT