Friday 07 October 2011 @ Norwich Arts Centre

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

Join us for our annual Peel Day celebrations! Somewhat unfittingly, and with total disregard to vegetarians everywhere but in homage to our headliner's current album title, there's free entry to a meat raffle*. Rather fittingly, however, all three wombatwombat bands have the all-important seal of approval from Huw Stephens, Radio 1's chief tastemaker and band-breaker extraordinaire of the music we love. Tasty.

* Fear not, there'll also be a bit of a treat for non-carnivores.

Tonight's gig marks the relaunch of The Shadow Project after a three-year hiatus and we're honoured to play host. It's also a warm-up show for both The Victorian English Gentlemans Club and Olympians ahead of their slots at Huw's SWN Festival in Cardiff later this month: hurrah!

The Victorian English Gentlemans Club

The Victorian English Gentlemans Club

from Cardiff

"Sick, but also pretty damn awesome." (The Fly)

We're delighted to have tempted The Victorian English Gentlemans Club across country to share the sounds of their Bag of Meat. This is a one-off date, a rare opportunity to see the trio NME considers "art rock's best kept secret", so best you be there for a searing serving of an agitable, tense and tetchy melodic laceration of neo/new/no/now/non/post/wave.

Expect something like this, but without the snow…

"This trio are simply brilliant at putting together jilted, disparate and discordant sounds and coming up with something that's both catchy, meaningful and fascinating to listen to all at once. Adam's vocals are wandering, haunting and inspiring, and this is one of the most creative bands around that still remain incredibly listenable thanks to their strong sense of melody." (Artrocker)

"This record is pure greatness… 10/10. The first 10/10 I have ever awarded." (



from Norwich

"It's mathy pop music at its most glorious, hipshaking, best." (

Dan, Ben, Ed and Chris own one drum set, one bass guitar, two normal guitars, two keyboards, a glockenspiel and a trumpet. Using these, and their four tattered throats, they create music for pop kids to fall over to.

It'll look and sound something like this, but probably with fewer standard lamps:

"Oozing with interesting ideas, creative juices and originality… You get frigg loads for your money here chaps… Exciting new ventures that titillate, excite and enthral." (

The Shadow Project

The Shadow Project

from Felixstowe

Huw Stephens labelled The Shadow Project's debut LP, A Beauty To Fight For, "absolutely gorgeous" so will be salivating at the prospect of the return of Felixstowe's finest ambient electro-rockers showcasing a leaner line-up and a set of new songs.

Ben, Ste, Tom and Simon describe their masterfully reshaped sound as "epic electronic rock cinématique", and we can't wait to hear it live in what will be the perfect setting.

Check out this August 2011 idea for a new song:

Then hear the new stuff and, perhaps, an old fave at wombatwombat on 07 October.

Plus Howlback Hum in the bar:
DJ Bufforium, Sam James Hill, Eden Bradfield, Winter Berries, Olinski

Tickets from Norwich Arts Centre, Soundclash and UEA

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