Friday 17 June 2011 @ Norwich Arts Centre

St Benedict's, £7 adv, £9 door. 8pm. Late bar.

Underground Railroad

Underground Railroad

from Paris, via London

Effortlessly cool with an extravagant flair for engaging explosive noise, Underground Railroad embrace and distort grunge, post-punk and no-wave with an ear-bending, mind-expanding, enthralling enraged energy that you may've caught on Blood Red Shoes' UK tour last March.

Out promoting their third album, White Night Stand, the debris-speckled chic of Underground Railroad's boy/girl vocal trading, twisted guitar, pounding rhythms and occasional calming cello is a perfect noise cocktail: drink it in.

Russian Doll, the first single from the new LP, has already grabbed the ears of plenty of taste-making DJs with the white label version receiving spins from John Kennedy (Xfm), Paul Artrocker (Resonance FM), Tom Ravenscroft and Tom Robinson (6Music). "A dazzling precursor to third album 'White Night Stand'," says, where you can read more about the single

Underground Railroad - Russian Doll from underground railroad on Vimeo.

"You'd be hard-pushed to find a more ruthlessly honed post-punk melee with this much bite." (NME)

"A Paris spawned, Velvets and Jesus and Mary Chain-obsessed boy/girl post punk outfit will therefore have music hacks, Hoxton scenesters and pseudo Bohemians alike foaming at the mouth." (dis)

"If we could create a fantasy rock 'n' roll band from scratch, they'd sound pretty much like French post punkers Underground Railroad." (

"A thunderous, atmospheric sound, all clatter and screech with the occasional classic prog-pop interlude from the sometimes-singing drummer... Most surprising and entertaining of all, though, are the contributions from singer/guitarist Marion Andrau, who has found a way of looping and throttling her strings to profoundly psychedelic effect. Even odder is her voice: which alternates from sweet and savoury to the sort of grunty delivery that would fare reasonably well at a Girlschool audition." (

Fever Fever

from Norwich.

"A deadly exciting live band, very visceral... Cutting through the crap and playing some good honest, loud, raucous, riotous, pop music with rapier sharp humour." (Rob Ellis, producer of Teeth; free download at

"A snarling beast that can distil 400mph punk rock fury into two and a half minutes of flailing brutality, breaking your jaw from twenty paces." (Artrocker)

The Day The Robots Came

from Norwich.

Metal, wood, strings, flesh and electricity combined from various projects to form a real monster of a band, TDTRC play loud mostly instrumental music that you'll soon hear a lot more of... Yes, the robots are on their way, making the sound of a supergroup that will particularly appeal to fans of Ndx, collider and Olympians.

Howlback Hum in the bar will star: Vase, The Gore Vidals , Master Solo, Winter Berries, Ben Grizzly & The Loose Leaf Drifters.

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