• Mouses, Chronic Johnny, The Noise And The Naive, Fat Spatula

  • Wed, 11-09-2019 at 20:00
  • The Fulford Arms
    121 Fulford Road
    YO10 4EX York
Mouses, Chronic Johnny, The Noise And The Naive, Fat Spatula - The Fulford Arms - York

Here comes an evening of really odd music that'll knock your socks off. M8.MOUSES come from up narth and play the most beautiful racket you've ever heard. It appears vacuous on first inspection, but after you get used to their musings and raw style, it quickly becomes apparent that the band is very intelligent indeed. This band takes the charisma and approach of Jilted John and cranks it up until the dial snaps off. Spunky, sparkly guitar playing, frenzied, furious drumming and a vocal performance that is highly expressive.In the band's own words:"Mouses are guitarist and vocalist Steven Bardgett and drummer Nathan Duff, a lo-fi garage punk duo from the North East of England renowned for their raw and energetic live performances and their willingness to tackle societal orthodoxies and injustices head on. Formed in early 2014, they have built a growing reputation for their unique sound, combining surrealist lyrics and playful melodies in a whirlpool of fuzzed out frenetic punk rock. They hold their own DIY safe-space festival 'Mousetival' every year in August, and work tirelessly to promote individuality and gender fluidity."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltsTrM4EvPwAfter a stellar performance here supporting The Blue Carpet Band, we've asked back Chronic Johnny to slot into the main support role again. These youngsters pack an almighty wallop as they blast through songs in the style of Primus and Down I Go. Unpredictable, chaotic and brain-fryingly excellent.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACdAKfFcuRMThe Noise And The Naive are a pair of highly unusual and wonderful French ladies who deliver some sublime noiserock, in the style of Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Shonen Knife. It's an absolute musical onslaught from start to finish. Brutal, beautiful and dance-tastic. Tom Robinson on BBC Radio 6 dubs them "A 21st century testosterone-free version of Iggy and The Stooges."https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeDJcJdC9jUFat Spatula get opening up privileges for this one. The transatlantic guitar band play spectacularly confusing powerpop and rock, that has ghostly scents of The Minutemen and Warmduscher.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF_lQ0wG6Ew£5 entryFirst band 8pm