• Lewsberg w/ Vital Idles // The Hug and Pint

  • Thu, 10-10-2019 at 19:00
  • The Hug and Pint
    171 Great Western Road
    G4 9AW Glasgow
Lewsberg w/ Vital Idles // The Hug and Pint - The Hug and Pint - Glasgow

The Hug and Pint PresentsLewsberg+ Vital Idles10.10.19Tickets on sale now > https://bit.ly/31TLz5RLewsberg from Rotterdam are a four-piece rock group named after writer and fellow Rotterdammer Robert Loesberg, famous for his dangerous novel Enige Defecten from 1974. That is the greatest source of inspiration for the band: the counterculture and big-city cynicism of the 1960s and 1970s. After putting out The Downer (ep, cassette) and Non-fiction Writer (single, 7'') in 2017, Lewsberg released their self-titled debut full-length in the Netherlands in 2018. Nine rudimentary and repetitive rock songs, full of a tough, nonchalant intensity. The English lyrics, delivered with a heavy Rotterdam accent, show a tendency towards existentialism and black humour. The album will be re-released worldwide in January 2019.“Rotterdam Talking Heads/Television enthusiasts jut out with a riveting chugger of blase threat and moral ambivalence.” — MOJO (UK)“The laid back, soft-spoken Non-Fiction Writer and the more rocking Terrible are warm, bare-bones, know how to let loose a two-note or ragged solo, and just sound right.” — Brooklyn Vegan (US)“A fresh delicacy and bedsit-poet romance is emerging from the misty ports of Rotterdam.” Gigwise (UK)“Lewsberg are one of the more interesting bands to come out of a city currently enjoying something of an alternative musical renaissance. Lewsberg are exponents of a measured, arty-but-inquisitive sound that is slightly at odds with the brazen racket made by the likes of their city peers. Those who dig [...] the Velvet Underground or that very early Modern Lovers sound will surely be drawn to this.” — Louder Than War (UK)“The laid back, soft-spoken Non-Fiction Writer and the more rocking Terrible are warm, bare-bones, know how to let loose a two-note or ragged solo, and just sound right.”— Brooklyn Vegan (US)