Saturday February 11th // Roisin Dubh // 8.30p.m. // €5
Since forming in October 2011, the quartet have seen a rush of support from the likes of The Independent, Clash Magazine, PROG Magazine, The Skinny, Goldflakepaint, The National Scot and huge swathes of the post-rock community, completed several UK tours as well as completing their maiden Europe tour and have played several support dates with heavyweights such as Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, Deafheaven, Maybeshewill, This Town Needs Guns, Pelican, Brontide and Black Peaks plus appearances at ArcTanGent Festival, T in The Park, A Colossal Weekend, A Carefully Planned, Wickerman Festival, Doune the Rabbit Hole and StrangeForms Festival.
VASA play explosive and frantically inventive music that likes to take things one step further – turning genre conventions and clichés on their head with a healthy injection of Celtic-influenced roots and a frenetic, dance-y infectious energy that’s hard to refuse.
“One of the most exciting, dynamic instrumental bands in the UK…riffs the size of King Kong’s scrotal baskets” – The Independent
“Blistering post-rock with shades of math intricacy…if they keep this up, they’re going to be huge” – Clash Magazine [8/10]
Body Hound play progressive music; an attempt at tasteful masturbation that should satisfy a wide range of tastes. Taking cues from Yes and King Crimson, big helpings of 20th Century Classical Music and Jazz, nods to contemporary EDM, Mew and less subtle flavours of Meshuggah, the band serve this up with a live show soaked in sweaty zeal. They will be recording a follow up to 2014s Rhombus Now later this year.
“The band […] have been slowly building momentum – and a cult following – behind it, topping their largely word-of-mouth success with a set at [last] year’s ArcTanGent festival that was, by all accounts, a highlight of the weekend.”
Alex Lynham, Teamrock.com
Slowboke, hailing from Parts Unknown, play a delightful combination of mathlicous licks and booty-shaking beats.