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Friday 11th September 2015

Stacking Chairs + The Soft Walls + DJ Grant

At The Hope & Ruin

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £10.50 + booking fee / £12.50

Dictionary Pudding in association with Melting Vinyl presents…

New joint solo project from Welsh indie-pop darling Cate Le Bon and psychedelic rock musician of White Fence, Tim Presley.
DRINKS will be releasing their debut album Hermits on Holiday out August 21 (Heavenly Records and Birth Records)

“Tim, do I like that dog?”
A strange question, a queer query, an odd ask.
The answer surely already known unless one mind knows the other. Which would appear to be the case with Cate and Tim. With Tim and Cate.
Cate, born in West Wales, raised under the shadow of a woolen mill, dressed by the field and by the rain.
Tim, from San Francisco, grew under and over the bridges and streets, combed by corners and by concrete.
A more different musical upbringing you couldn’t dream up. One a black thread strung through the eye of American hardcore, she a shard of glass tapped through a solid wall.
Loop the thread around the shard and you have pendular device for predicting the sex. Will it be a boy or a girl?
They both like to drink, coffee mostly and sometimes each other. And once the drinks are drunk out it comes. The mud slicks and the plates click.
Drinks is a solo project, not a collaboration. It has one mouth, one set of lungs, one mind and four legs.
Drinks are the sound of hermits on holiday, having the time of each others lives.

Support comes from:

Stacking Chairs
Stacking Chairs look like a gang of goths having a Jetsons themed party. One of them wears a skirt so short you can see her belly button. Another looks exactly like Mussolini, except he has an eyebrow piercing.
They make the crazy rhythms only found on seats of luxury coaches built in the 80s. The sound of a toad making love to a lump of expandable wall insulation… Poly-frog-mic-folly-phonics.

The Soft Walls
The Soft Walls is the product of time spent in solitude by Cold Pumas member and Faux Discx overseer, Dan Reeves. Incorporating a broad palette of sonic textures that include psychedelic folk, ambient & found sounds, lo-fidelity garage, disjointed krautrock, and the more inward-looking mutations of house, the diverse range of influences on show ultimately forge what is a very singular and unique vision.

DJ Grant
Influenced by John Peel’s show, Hove native Grant has been a music lover his whole life. He started putting on gigs, starting in his parents’ kitchen in Davigdor Road, with artists such as Popguns, Blow Up, and Jane Fox from the Marine Girls. He also set up his own record label, La-di-da records, releasing music by How Many Beans Make 5, John Cunningham and Dead Famous People. Grant was also the one who opened up Church Road Studios with Julian Tardo. The studio is still going strong, having recently been the place Fear Of Men recorded their debut album ‘Loom’.