Friday 16 December 2011, wombatwombat's
11th birthday and Christmas party
@ Norwich Arts Centre

St Benedict's, £6 adv + booking fee where applicable, £7 door. 8pm. Late bar.

Unfortunately, due to reasons beyond our control, Sound of Rum are no longer able to play this gig but we're hoping to reschedule for a date next year because they're awesome.

Of course the great news is you'll still be aurally wowed by Magoo, We Can't Dance and and Khan in the auditorium, compered by Tim Clare and John Osborne!



from Norwich

So, this is our local heroes first gig of 2011 and doubles as preview of their forthcoming 7th album, The Continuing Adventures of Magoo, as if you needed any other reason to see them…

Here's a video for their new track Bubblegum:

"Realist Week is proof that you don't need a pad in Greenwich Village to make great guitar records." (NME)

"Vote The Pacifist Ticket Today is the nearest thing Britain has to the labyrinthine, mutant DIY thinking behind The Flaming Lips and Guided By Voices." (The Guardian)

We Can't Dance© Nige Nudds

We Can't Dance

from Norwich

Currently recording demos in their new three-piece form, We Can't Dance are also vying to be one of 26 bands open for Mcfly's March-April 2012 tour: you can vote for them in Mcfly's Battle of the Bands competition here. Do it!

Check out this footage of Vessels from WCD's first outing as trio at Epic Studios on 5 November:

"Way too young to be any good but alarmingly ARE." (

Khan© Sara Curtis


from Norwich

Sharing a mutual love of heavy, heavy, heavy (OR vomit-inducing) distortion and a frustration with bands that are not very good, Khan are inspired by Mclusky, Les Savy Fav and Pixies, combining thunderous riffs with pop hooks and abrasive vocals.

Rumour has it Khan will be unleashing a couple of new tunes on 16 December, in the meantime, please sample Tribesmen from their gig supporting Cage The Elephant at Norwich Arts Centre on 30 August:

"Imagine Future of the Left doing donuts in a G Reg Vauxhall Nova with Jesus Lizard on the back seat and you're somewhere close." (

Tim Clare

Tim Clare

from Aisle 16

"Sublime… has audiences hooting in recognition." (The Guardian)

"Hilarious." (Lauren Laverne, Grazia)

John Osbourne

John Osborne

from Aisle 16

"Shy and awkward but with a keen eye for a killer line and the significance of the trivia of daily life, Osborne sits somewhere between Tom Wrigglesworth and Daniel Kitson, which a very good place to sit. I could have listened for hours." (The Independent)

"Funny, perceptive and charming." (The Daily Telegraph)

Happy birthday to us, season's greeting to you: let's party together at NAC on Friday 16 December!

Plus Howlback Hum in the bar: Loose Leaf Drifters + Mao's Dynasty + Terence Dungey + Olinski Minus Two + Heart of a Dog

Tickets from Norwich Arts Centre , Soundclash

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