Stolen Body Records and The Cube Present
Sat 17 February // 20:00
Tickets: £11 Adv £13 Door
Headfirst tickets here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2018-02-17&event_id=42998
The Myrrors are a band from Tucson, Arizona that makes what they describe as "Sonoran Trance Music", a hypnotic stew of heavy drone and mountainside krautrock informed equally by pan-national psychedelia and experimental minimalism. The group was formed in 2007 by teenage multi-instrumentalists Nik Rayne and Grant Beyschau, and first gained international attention with their debut album Burning Circles in the Sky (featuring the underground hit "Warpainting"), before a four year hiatus saw the band restructure itself for a series of increasingly-ambitious and politically-minded LPs for cult labels like Cardinal Fuzz and Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records and a high-profile two-month European tour in 2015.
Their most recent album for BBiB, 2017's Hasta La Victoria, sees the ever-fluctuating ensemble delving even deeper into the Terry Riley-meets-Amon Duul mantras hinted at on previous recordings, with tape loops, saxophones, woodwinds, and South Asian folk instruments taking equal billing to what might be described as your more typical rock-band instrumental lineup.
Ouzo Bazooka represents everything that is beautiful in Tel Aviv; Cultural coexistence, vigorous creation and an always happening urban scene. Drawing influences from this local melting pot and exotic middle eastern feel, along with classic hard rock, psychedelic art, garage rock and surf – Ouzo Bazooka’s sound is a dizzying concoction of east meets west. Ouzo Bazooka’s self-titled freshman album boasts 13 masterfully crafted hits that will send Hell’s Angels dancing on table-tops, breaking plates, grinning stupidly and ending up on the floor in a group-hug-pile-up.
Leading the pack is Uri Brauner Kinrot, a prolific singer-songwriter. He has established himself as a major name in the local and global music scene, touring North and South America, Europe and Japan. He had trekked his unique sound to far corners of the universe, rocking out major music festivals such as Roskilde, Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Exit, Womex, Olinkan (Mexico City), Reeperbahn, SXSW, Sines (Portugal), Global Fest (NYC) and more.
After roaming the globe, spreading his mediterranean-chic love, Uri felt the urge to pursue earlier influences that had always echoed in the back of his mind. He returned to the sounds and artists that shaped him since his teens; Cream’s fuzzed British Invasion, Link Wray’s surfed-up style and The Sonics’ soulful garage feel. The fresh new formula worked, and a true original sound was revealed. Uri’s kaleidoscopic vision exemplifies good ol’ rock n roll with an oriental tinge, which is undoubtedly heard in his latest endeavour, Ouzo Bazooka. The group has been touring extensively in the past couple of years, gaining local recognition, plenty of radio airplay and supporting act shows in Tel Aviv for both The Pixies and The Hives. Furthermore, the album was released in Japan by Tokyo based label, Tuff Beats and in Germany by Broken Silence Distribution. The German release celebrated at a sold-out concert in Berlin.