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Disappears (featuring Steve Shelley Of Sonic Youth)

Thu 2 June 2011 // 20:00

DISAPPEARS (featuring Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth)
W/ Sleeping States
Thur 2nd/ 8pm /£10 adv

Hailing from Chicago, Disappears play minimal rock music. Drawing on a combined reverence for reverb, heavy tremolo, distortion, delay and repetition. Playing off a contrast between rhythmic drive and space but with more noise and a shouted staccato vocal style. Where their mix of Velvet Underground scuzz and krautrock propulsion on debut Lux was pretty melodic, on Guider they're more interested in being hypnotic. Meshing the post-punk approach of Wire with drug rock grooves of Spacemen 3 and some solo Brian Eno moments in a kind of aggressive cosmic rock style. Loud and raw.

Following the departure of drummer and cofounding member Graeme Gibson, Disappears will be performing tonight with their new drummer, Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth).

Support comes from Sleeping States (Bella Union).