Line-up /Cymbals (live)
Call The Doctor (live)
Camera Culture (live)
Hear No Evil DJ
Hopefully everyone has had to time recover from the total madness of Christmas and New Year, as it’s time to kick-off the year in style with our first issue launch parties of the year. To celebrate the release of the first issue of 2012 we’re throwing some amazing free parties across the country in Nottingham, Leeds, Brighton, Manchester, London and at Start The Bus in Bristol on Thursday 26th January.
For this first issue launch party of the year in Bristol, we’ve got a very special line-up featuring some of our favourite bands. Headlining are London based dance punk trio Cymbals. The band’s early months together saw them inspire one another by sharing radically different musical collections - Talking Heads, European techno and Whitney Houston all made it into the mix. Although the result of their experimentation jibes with the angularity of recent British indie pop, Cymbals are moving things forward.
Think of that moment just before New Order ditched their guitars for synths. The sound shreds up its influences into something experimentally unpretentious. Playful, shrieking vocals accompany house-infused bass lines, lazy dance vibes, and a welcome lack of solemnity. Main support comes from Bristol’s very own Call The Doctor.