• Æ Presents: Helicon, MDME SPKR, Shallow Waters & Special Guests

  • Fri, 26-07-2019 at 19:00
  • The Peer Hat
    14-16 Faraday Street
    M1 1BE Manchester
Æ Presents: Helicon, MDME SPKR, Shallow Waters & Special Guests - The Peer Hat - Manchester

HELICONGlasgow’s Helicon have become a mythical force in the UK underground since they formed back in 2009 - releasing eight EPs - including 2016's ‘Gehenna’ on EXAG' Records (Belgium) - and sharing the stage with the likes of The Wooden Shjips, The Warlocks and Dead Skeletons. Picking up an ever-growing reputation, the band released their long-overdue self-titled debut LP on Fuzz Club – produced by Tony Doogan at Mogwai’s Castle Of Doom Studio. https://heliconglasgow.bandcamp.com/Exploring themes of love and loss, drugs and drink, religion and politics, life and death, Helicon’s new album is a collection of sprawling and expansive Eastern-sounding psych-rock. Rock’n’roll has always transcended geographical limits and with this in mind the band explain how the new record aims to explore all of psychedelia’s hazy, deeply-rooted ley-lines across the globe - from the cosmic noise of their Scottish homeland (see The Jesus & Mary Chain, Mogwai etc.) to the sitar-led, opium-tainted sounds of India and the neo-psychedelic swoons of 90s San Francisco. 2018 will see Helicon again team-up with Tony Doogan to record their second album - due for release early 2019https://www.facebook.com/HeliconGlasgow/MDME SPKR"In MDME SPKR's "Humanoid" we are the witness to the birth of one of the great rock n'roll voices." Steven Hutchinson (UK) ///"Primitive and raw, there is a vitality to MDME SPKR's "Humanoid" that is missing in much of music today. It's a proper mental flossing that cleans your musical palate." Dave W. (White Hills) ///"Ego-destroying and powerful soul music in the true sense of the word" Demian Castellanos (The Oscillation) ///https://www.facebook.com/MADAME.SPEAKER/SHALLOW WATERSSpiralling desert grooves, crunching stoner tones, innovative lyrics, howling guitar solos and a tidal wave of psychedelic ambience collide together to form the sound of Shallow Waters. The three piece band hail from the North West of England.https://www.facebook.com/ShallowWaters.UK/ & SPECIAL GUESTS TBA A WEEK BEFORE THE SHOW