Friday 22 June 2012 Yeti Lane + collider single launch + The Thinking Men + Howlback Hum bands in the bar @ Norwich Arts Centre

St Benedict's, 8pm. £7 adv + booking fee where applicable, £9 door. Late bar.

"Could we be looking at the next band to make the transition from lovable indie curiosity to critically acclaimed heroes? I'd stick a fiver on 'The Echo Show' making an appearance in a few end of year lists… If you can imagine some kind of collaboration between [the aforementioned] Animal Collective, The Horrors and Beach House then you'll get a pretty good idea what we're dealing with. 2012 could well be their year." (

Yeti Lane

Yeti Lane

from Paris

"General rule of thumb: if Sonic Cathedral says something is f*cking incredible, believe them," notes of the Parisian psych-pop multi-instrumental duo Yeti Lane, whose second album The Echo Show was released in March to critical acclaim.

So wombatwombat is delighted, honoured and very lucky to host Yeti Lane as they visit Norwich for the first time to play one of only four UK dates.

As adored by BBC 6 Music generally and Radio 1's Rob da Bank, among many other influential taste-makers, the spectacular wall of sound created by Ben Pleng (vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboards) and Charlie B (drums, keyboards, programming) – previously half of Cyann and Ben – cannot be ignored and is not to be missed. "Incredible," says in its promotional blurb, adding: "For fans of Kraftwerk, My Bloody Valentine, Broadcast, Stereolab, Can, Pavement and LCD Soundsystem."

"Everything is considered and carefully put together… Layers of bubbling synths build on top of krautrock-leaning rhythms and some otherworldly guitar sounds. The end result is stunning – like Grandaddy's 'The Sophtware Slump' reimagined by Kraftwerk and Kevin Shields." (NME)

"Reminiscent of an era when Spacemen 3 were permitted to switch on their synths and head off into a mindfuckspacetrance, 'Sparkling Sunbeam' is all woozy electronics, blissed out vocals and loose limbed drumming. Epic." (

"'The Echo show' wraps you up in drowsy warmth and doesn't want to let you go until it transports you to another state of mind. You'll be pretty pushed to hear a better album this year, all music should sound like this." (

"It's unclear whether the record-buying public are desperate to hear a shoegaze-informed version of Grandaddy's 'The Sophtware Slump' that takes in everything from Scritti Politti to The Left Banke via Ultra Vivid Scene and Jean-Claude Vannier. If they're not, it's their loss." (The Stool Pigeon)



from Norwich

"collider sound a bit like the end of this world, or the start of the next one – a subtle mixes of low-fi and incredible electronic wizardry. Much of the band's equipment has been created, and programs written by the band to create their own truly unique sound that pays homage to the idea of really original music! Really exciting stuff!" (Socialicious)

So Norwich-based experimental/post-rockers collider release Treehouse, their second single on Ziggurat Creative, tonight. Yes, Friday 22 June, making this the launch gig and an extra special super-exciting night of awesome noise.

Ahead of that, you've just time to enter collider's competition to provide a remix of Treehouse for the B-side: email contact [at] collider [dot] org [dot] uk for more info, but do it ASAP as the closing date is Friday 25 May!

In the meantime, here's the video for their debut single, Snakes With Wings.

"Radiohead gun it down the slipway as Mogwai fail to hit their breaks [sic] at the junction and Sigur Ros plough straight into the whole shebang." (

The Thinking Men

The Thinking Men

from Norwich

"Almost as though a member of Slipknot decided to cover some Dolly Parton. But not quite. It's weird, it's surprising, it even makes you laugh, but the fact that this band are going for something a little different is refreshing… Rather than sounding how they think they should, they go out and show some individual personality." (Beat The Static)

Norwich's thoroughly intriguing and highly individual The Thinking Men open tonight's bill, playing their wombatwombat debut. We're suitably over-excited, as should you be!

Check out their video for False Alarm for an idea of what to expect…

…but remember there's no substitute for the real thing so arrive by 8.30pm to make sure you catch 'em live.

Plus Howlback Hum bands in the bar: Master Solo + The Gore Vidals + Ruby Nectar & the Purple Rats + DJ Tony Moje.

Tickets from:

1. Norwich Arts Centre in person, or on 01603 660352, or from NAC's online ticketing, using the button at the bottom of the Yeti Lane gig page

2. Soundclash Records in person

3. UEA box office in person, or on 01603 508050, or from UEA's online ticketing

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