Friday 07 June 2013
LOOM + Die You Now + Darwin & the Dinosaur
@ Norwich Arts Centre

St Benedict's, 8pm. £6.50 adv + booking fee where applicable, £8 door. Late bar.

"Terrifying and invigorating in equal measure" (The Fly), Loom is one hell of a hot-tip for 2013: an essential, irresistible, unstoppable force – don't miss their first gig in Norwich and what could be the last ever show for the city's Shellac-inspired sonics of Die You Now plus a pre-European tour warm-up for the new-look, new-sound, Darwin & the Dinosaur.



from Leamington Spa


"First time I saw them I didn't know who they were but was interested enough to wish I'd paid more attention when they came on. Second time I made sure I got there early so I could catch the whole set. The last time… they were more confident and exciting… The one constant at each gig was frontman Tarik Badwan, who's both the angriest man to stalk a stage in ages and the owner of the best death stare London. And yeah, he is Faris' little bro, if you were wondering." (NME)

So, their debut single, the cassette-only Bleed On Me, sold out within hours of its release and was The Fly's Track of the Day for 30 November 2012, earning these words of praise: "Encapsulates that brooding terror in its Misfits-by-Nirvana judders and yelps, a dark, sinister but exhilarating introduction to a very promising new band."

Rough Trade had the exclusive UK stock of Loom's 300-copy 7", I Get A Taste, which has now sold out. "Every bit as thrilling as their increasingly notorious and chaotic live performances, its ferocious effects-driven mayhem contains glimpses of everyone from the Misfits and the Gun Club to Nirvana and Sonic Youth," blurbed the sales-pitch.

Loom were NME Band Of The Week for 25 March 2013, accompanied by these words, among others: "The band, whose gigs have been making an impression of teeth-at-your-throat intensity, are not afraid of being either earnest or uncool… Those influences are not timely ones, or cool ones – Nirvana, Misfits, Mudhoney, The Jesus Lizard. Sick, sexy, churning, grungy hard rock. Not something you hear a lot of, and not something you often hear done right, either."

By the time they rock wombatwombat, Loom will have played the This Is Fake DIY showcases at Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape, then they're appearing with The Rolling Stones at British Summer Time in Hyde Park on 6 July… Best you pop Friday 7 June at Norwich Arts Centre in your diary.

Die You Now

Die You Now

from Norwich

"Grungy, two-piece tinged with NO AGE drone and a healthy dollop of punk Casio! For fans of Wipers/mclusky/Shellac/Flipper." (tweeOFF!)

Warning: this could be your final chance to embrace the punk/garage/post-punk/noise made by Die You Now – don't die without experiencing this dynamic duo!

Darwin & the Dinosaur
© Charlie Wallis Photography

Darwin & the Dinosaur

from Norwich

"A punchy sizzling stretch of incisive energy… Combative attitude and powerful presence of smouldering melodic flames." (The RingMaster Review)

Auditorium openers Darwin & the Dinosaur hit the European tour road in July with their new four-piece line-up, making this a chance to hear how the alt/post-punkers have evolved: expect to hear some new tunes that'll appear on their soon-to-be-released debut album.

PLUS Howlback Hum DJs in the bar, where drinks will be served 'til late.

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