MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY + LOVE AMONG THE MANNEQUINS + PLAGUE SERMON
The Green Door Store, Brighton – £6
- MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY - http://www.motb.net/
During the month of august 2011, with a new line-up , Mutiny on the Bounty completed the recordings for their second album. The addition of Cedric Czaika on the bass and Clement Delporte on the guitar has allowed MOTB to kick things off again with a bang.
It must be said that since 2004, the Luxembourgish band has certainly not taken it easy (10 tours with over 400 concerts , supporting the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Kings of Leon, Coheed and Cambria, Portugal the Man or even And so i watch you from afar…) with some highlights along the way such as their recent appearance at the SXSW in Austin, Texas.
The producer for the new album is non other than Matt Bayles, famous for his work with say Pearl Jam or Mastodon. The results of this collaboration reveal a new facet to their music.
Their mixture of mathrock now englobes more synthetic and electronic sounding elements (which is very noticeable in the guitar sounds that are sometimes closer to an organ or a keyboard than a guitar) and their songwriting is more varied and melodic than the past.
While prior to this, they might have preferred a more frontal attack with their music, they no longer hesitate to elaborate large and darker soundscapes without turning their back on the energetic math rock that formed their roots to begin with. In doing so, MOTB also have accentuated their geekier side which has also allowed them to be placed alongside other bands such as Battles and Foals, with whom they share a love and passion for creating music that is not only cerebral but also danceable.
- LOVE AMONG THE MANNEQUINS - http://
Featuring members of Meet Me In St Louis, Shoes & Socks Off, Shield Your Eyes, O You Broken Eyes and Crooked Mountain Crooked Sea, Love Among the Mannequins are a Brighton-based 4-piece who’ve been compared to the likes of Q and Not U, Elle Milano and Volcano I’m Still Excited!
They released their debut album ‘Radial Images’ in October on Function Records and show no signs of slowing down.. Hear a few tracks on their blog! (linked above)
We’ve put them on a couple of times now and can’t get enough, such a good band!
- PLAGUE SERMON - https://www.facebook.com/
“The Plague Sermon destroy with their brutality while at the same time enchant with their melody, soundscapes merge with screamo; in the vein of City of Caterpillar, Neil Perry and at times Botch and Mastodon, The Plague Sermon writes music not songs, switching time signatures instead of creating hooks, choruses will not be tolerated. It’s time to sit down and concentrate, with a bottle of bourbon, and drink yourself into noise enhanced stupor. We are out for blood.”
All kinds of utterly brilliant, get down early and make sure you catch their set.