+ The Brood + Who Cares? + Lunatic Hooker
Entry Requirements: 14+. Under 16s MUST be accompanied by an adult
THIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED!
Unfortunately due to the guitarist breaking his elbow Leng Tch'e have had to cancel their August tour. Tickets will be automatically refunded.
“The Brood are the most interesting and exciting live band I’ve seen in Halifax in years!” – Joel Plaskett
“Loud and endearingly forceful” – Exclaim
“Offbeat humour, tight playing and sharp song construction that hovers in the realm of acts like proto-new-wave band Sparks, art rockers Pere Ubu and Frank Zappa’s challenging weirdness.” – Stephen Cooke, The Chronicle Herald
“The Brood is an interesting beast. What I’d describe as off-kilter jazz-tinged surf-rock, the band takes old school rock and spins it on it’s head. It’s feel-good music that makes you want to dance but it’s anything but cookie cutter.” – Tunes For Tea
Blending the bizarro vibes of Devo, The B52s,and Frank Zappa, guitar riffs that recall the everyman blues brilliance of Chuck Berry, and a bit of Genesis’s synthscapes and Ween’s wit, The Brood are flying their freak flag high at the forefront of their very own 21 st century East Coast sound: one that draws from the artistic innovation of the past while keeping its grooves decidedly in the spectacular (and radical) now.
And having some fun, too, of course. The title track for their most recent release, Deranged Love, is a spacey blitz of offbeat weirdo art rock that looks the typically cheesy and saccharine love song in the eye and punches it in the gut.The breezy “Birthday” floats along on pillowy synths, evoking the kind of elation that could only come from leaving a job you can’t stand. “All Debit No Credit” dips further into the hole of strange The Brood continues to dig, with jabby guitars and breakneck pace bass lines driving its aura of paranoia. The Brood’s eclectic reservoir of sounds has led Canadian national treasure Joel Plaskett to call them, “the most interesting and exciting live band I’ve seen in Halifax in years.”
The band claim, cryptically, to have met in “Room 2254,” take their name from Canadian horror legend David Cronenberg’s 1979 thriller, but the most terrifying thing about them is their supernatural ability to craft addictive hooks. Every member of The Brood — Seamus Erskine (guitar/vocals), Billy Taylor Habib (bass/vocals), Siobhan Martin (keys/vocals), and Matt Gallant (drums)— has been making music since they were just a kid. And while they might sing it in their embattled Deranged Love standout, rest assured you’ll never find The Brood “giving up on rock ‘n’roll.”
Their growing legion of fans aren’t the only people who have recognized The Brood’s excellence in the field of rock ‘n’ roll music. Despite only being a couple of years old, they’ve already been nominated for two Music Nova Scotia Awards: (New Recording Artist of the Year, and Alternative Recording Artist of the Year), and won the first ever Casino NS Artist In Residence Program. The Brood are Halifax’s latest musical torchbearers: a band the rest of the world should keep an eye and ear out for.
Siobhan Martin – Keyboards, Vocals Billy Taylor-Habib – Bass, Vocals Seamus Erskine – Guitar, Vocals Matt Gallant – Drums
UK purveyors of HM-2 powered Grindcore meets southern-fried sludge, featuring members of Descent, Pythia, Head-On and Abgott. Lunatic Hooker started life as a crazy late night drunken/high idea for 5 friends, who had grown a bit disillusioned with playing music due to ongoing problems and stresses in their current bands (band members, labels, management etc etc), to just get together in a rehearsal room, have a few beers and just write and blast out some heavy as hell metal for the sheer fun of it. Just like when we all first started playing in bands. So we got together and wrote a few tracks, and then wrote a few more and in no time we had an album's worth of material ready to record. It went so well and we enjoyed it so much that now Lunatic Hooker is also a fully functioning live band (have already played with Magrudergrind, Corrupt Moral Altar and Hang The Bastard) and are currently finishing off recording our debut album (for release later in the year).
Influences - Carcass, Rotten Sound, Nasum, Cretin, Mortician, Napalm Death, Eyehategod and Iron Monkey
Band Interests - The gods of grind, the sultans of sludge, beer, whisky, weed, tea and cake.