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15 Oct 2010
The track You’re Mercury (yes the spelling is deliberate) can be downloaded from NME
And the amazing A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. can be downloaded from Altered Zones (Courtesy of 20 Jazz Funk Greats)
14 Oct 2010
Gnod & Mugstar play 'All Hallow the Eve' 2010
An alternative non-commercial Halloween. If you want to have an "Halloween Party" and dress up in the usual trappings then give this event a miss. If you like paradoxical fun and dark melancholic beauty, psychedelic music and pancosmic poetry then you should be in your element. Haunting vocals and ghostly wooded psychedelia within a dark and arty wooded glade.
£15 including camping and parking.
£8 admission 6p.m-11.30p.
Further Info: fellfootwood
Also check out Gnod dub-stepping with attitude on new live track 'Genocider' www.myspace.com/gnodgnod
22nd - 24th October
Following the news that the 2010 edition of Birmingham’s acclaimed annual Supersonic Festival will be headlined by NAPALM DEATH, SWANS, GODFLESH, HALLOGALLO and MELT BANANA, Capsule are excited to announce the final few acts who will be appearing at this year’s festival, as well as reveal highlights from the incredible film, talks and visual arts programme.
Latest additions to the Supersonic line-up include the awesome live orchestra, Chrome Hoof, experimental hardcore band Ruins, the heavy riffage of Dethscalator and the melancholic pop sounds of Daniel O’Sullivan’s new project, Mothlite. Also, a special AV set from the hugely evocative Barn Owl, the psych/folk/electronic sounds of Health & Efficiency, regular jazz meets free improv in the form of Steve Tromans & Dan Nicholls Duo and Black Sun Drum Corps presenting a percussion parade through the festival, which will combine Supersonic Festival performers and audience members to create a visceral and live massed drumming experience. From metal to avant garde and folk, Supersonic 2010 is set to cement the festival’s reputation as one of the most original and eclectic music festivals in the UK.
Tickets on sale now
Friday: £20, Sat/Sun: £35, Weekend: £75
FRIDAY 22ND OCTOBER
DEAD FADER / DEMONS (W/SICK LLAMA) / DEVILMAN (W/DJ SCOTCH EGG) / DRUMCORPS / FUKPIG / GUM TAKES TOOTH / NECRO DEATHMORT / PCM
SATURDAY 23RD OCTOBER
GODFLESH + MELT BANANA
BLUE SABBATH BLACK FIJI / CAVE / CLOAKS (exclusive solo DJ set) / DOSH / EAGLE TWIN / GNAW / GNOD / KING MIDAS SOUND / LASH FRENZY vs KK NULL / LICHENS / OvO / PART WILD HORSES MANE ON BOTH SIDES / PEOPLE LIKE US / STEVE TROMAN & DAN NICHOLLS DUO / STINKY WIZZLETEAT / TWEAK BIRD
SUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER
SWANS + HALLOGALLO
BARN OWL / BLACK SUN DRUM CORPS / CHROME HOOF / DETHSCALATOR / BONG / FACTORY FLOOR / HEALTH & EFFICIENCY / JAILBREAK FEAT. CHRIS CORSANO + HEATHER LEIGH / JAMES BLACKSHAW / KHYAM ALLAMI AND MASTER MUSICIANS OF BUKKAKE / MOTH LITE / MUGSTAR / NISENNENMONDAI / PETER BRODERICK / PIERRE BASTIEN + MALE INSTRUMENTY / RUINS / VOICE OF THE SEVEN THUNDERS / ZENI GEVA
More info and tickets for the festival here http://www.capsule.org.uk/supersonic/
12 Oct 2010
TEETH OF THE SEA – YOUR MERCURY
(CD / LP)
The soaring, monolithic, majestic majesty of Teeth of the Sea continues to impress on this, their long awaited second album. Sounding for all the world like a collision between Oneida and Spaceheads – the London-based duo who sounded like Lightning Bolt with mariachi horns that blew audiences away at the Terrastock festival in San Francisco a few years ago – Teeth of the Sea’s terrascopic credentials are absolute and unquestionable. A lengthy tour last year with Oneida followed by dates with our very own Thought Forms only served to put the seal on that.
‘Your Mercury’ starts off gently enough, with a post-rock-esque pause and effect build-up from gentle effects to explosive noise-rock. By the time we get to the title track – which may either be ‘Your Mercury’ or ‘You’re Mercury’ depending on which part of the press release you believe (being a humble reviewer from a publication extremely low in the food chain, I haven’t been granted an audience with an actual copy of the album and have to rely on what I’m given…) anyway, by the time we get to the title track, whatever that may be, Teeth of the Sea are firing on more cylinders than a rocket exiting the Earth’s gravitational pull. Elegant, incendiary psychedelia which is at one and the same time devastating and darkly beautiful. ‘Midas Rex’ follows immediately after, with the band orbiting nicely through space by this stage, reminding me uncannily of moments found on Paul Kantner’s ‘Blows Against the Empire’ (this is meant as a compliment: I realise the album is generally frowned on by Jefferson Airplane purists but I happen to adore it).
Other favourites include the Kraut-rock-esque ‘A.C.R.O.N.Y.M.’ and the astonishing ‘Red Soil’, which riffs menacingly around just seven or eight softly spoken words and then suddenly exploding into a frenzy of superb drumming and toe-curling guitar licks. Sequencing is everything though, and even this wouldn’t be as effective without the haunting ‘Mothlike’ and menacing ‘Horses with Hands’ either side of it. I’m praying the band plays these in much the same order when they’re on stage – including the closing ‘Hovis Coil’, pulling together as it does all the elements of timing, trumpet, percussion, guitars and effects which in that very same order make this band so extraordinarily special.
Awesome doesn’t even begin to describe the cinematic tension they build up and release – and awesome likewise only touches on how impressively well Teeth of the Sea have corralled all their influences and shaped something new and utterly wonderful out of it. Did I mention I love this band? (Phil McMullen)
See the review here
11 Oct 2010
The press release reads:
Teeth Of The Sea return with Your Mercury, their colossal second LP, which arrives in the wake of their critically acclaimed debut ‘Orphaned By The Ocean’ and their ‘Hypnoticon’ EP.
The North London district of Manor House hasn’t contributed a great deal to posterity over the last couple of hundred years. Down the road from the tube station lies the site of the pre-war mental hospital that housed Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, T.S.Eliot’s first wife, Also nearby sits the location of a pub that served the unlikely distinction of playing host to both Queen Victoria and a goth club in a 140-year radius of evenings, before its present incarnation as a Costcutter. Yet this was where Teeth Of The Sea set up home in the dark early days of 2010, set to spend the next six months in an unprepossessing converted piano factory, sculpting what would become their second album, and now doubtless the most thrilling and transformative thing ever to emerge from Manor House: ‘Your Mercury’.
2009 was a spectacular year for Teeth Of The Sea: In January, their debut album, ‘Orphaned By The Ocean’ was released, and its widescreen, experimental sweep of noiserock abandon and mariachi-tinged melancholia garnered plaudits and approval far and wide. In the summer, they toured with Oneida, recorded 24 minutes of searing psych-euphoria - to be released the following year as the ‘Hypnoticon’ EP - and devastated the Offset festival. However, following a memorable weekend of dates with Gnod and Thought Forms in November, the band decided it was time to document the dramatic transformation their sound had undergone.
Six months of sepulchral visions, synapse-frying sonics and 7.4% cider later, what has emerged has startled even the band themselves. Balanced elegantly between electronic exploration and incendiary psychedelic freakout, these 46 minutes showcase a band whose expansive mindset has birthed a unique sound, more dynamic, adventurous and vividly atmospheric than ever before. ‘Your Mercury’ exists on a strange and beguiling astral plane, whereby the boundaries between the synth odysseys of the 70s, the guitar-noise-fuelledinfernos of the 80s, horrorscore schlock, Reich-ian repetition, and a whole plethora of other cathode-ray and speaker-stack birthed epiphanies are blurred into one futuristic and fearsomely coherent whole. Teeth Of The Sea, the most exciting psychedelic band in the UK, have spun into a brand new orbit.
02 The Ambassador
03 Cemetery Magus
04 You’re Mercury
05 Midas Rex
08 Red Soil
09 Horses With Hands
10 Hovis Coil
The album will be released on CD, download and a very special limited edition vinyl.
To celebrate the launch of the new album, Teeth Of the Sea will be performing at two very special shows:
November 18th – Rough Trade East
November 20th – Launch party at the Lexington (with some very special guests)
More info on these two shows to follow.
For all press enquiries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
As said before Bubbles work is a huge influence on us here at Mission Control and this is going to be a must view exhibition.
See what the people at Creative Review say on it here
Teeth of the Sea
Jericho Tavern / Oxford
Wednesday November 10th
Teeth of the Sea are playing another show before then, this time at the Zenith in Islington London on 23 October, see a teaser video here