Thursday 23 October 2014
wombatwombat and Needs More Plaid
@ Norwich Arts Centre proudly present
Mimas + collider + Dad Rocks!
+ The 405 DJ Wil Cook in the bar

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

Hell yeah! After four years' absence, the Vikings return. And this time, Dad's in tow. We. Can't. Wait.



from Denmark

"As beautifully uplifting as Sigur Ros, as technically stunning as Do Make Say Think, as dynamic and engaging as Explosions in the Sky." (The 405)

Mimas are back! The quirky Danish four-piece will make their long awaited return to the UK this October to showcase the totally awesome new songs from their upcoming third album.

"A really refreshing journey down a river of genres." (Line of Best Fit)

With previous releases on Big Scary Monsters and Alcopop records, the band has played hundreds of shows internationally, sharing stages Mono, Why?, Caspian, and Sunset Rubdown to name just a few.

"An organic indie/post-rock delight that is captivating from the start. Mimas have exceeded in expectations." (Alter The Press)

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from Norwich

“A real jawdropping treat… Intricate shifting patterns create a kaleidoscope of textures that encourage deep thought and wonderful brain squiggles.” (Mainspring)

And here’s another super-special treat: the mighty collider will be celebrating the launch their latest “bloody immense” single, Dinosaur, tonight: join them! Bring £s.

“Major thumbs up to collider for the new single [Treehouse]. I've literally got chills running down my back right now." (Rock Prodigy Radio)

Make sure you’re primed for the aural onslaught of a band that plays all too infrequently: this will be a ‘you had to be there’ gig.

“collider sound a bit like the end of this world, or the start of the next one – 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)

dad rocks!

Dad Rocks!

from Iceland

"Beautiful kind of jazzy and rather unusual fingerpicked guitar lines embellish songs of great, mellow heart" (BBC)

Icelandic musician Snævar Njáll Albertsson is the mastermind behind Dad Rocks! The guitar here is mostly acoustic and is accompanied by piano, trumpet, violin, viola, handclaps and much more.

"Albertsson delivers his tongue-in-cheek lyrics in a smooth baritone that pairs well with his dense, rustic symphonies." (The A.V. Club)

Last seen in the UK supporting Tall Ships on their album tour in 2012, Dad Rocks! return to our shores to perform songs from their latest album Year of the Flesh, with full band accompaniment.

"Dad Rocks! delivers a poignant musical narrative on modern life." (Bandcamp staff picks)

PLUS the 405's excitable giant of a DJ, Wil Cook, spinning extraordinary tunes in the bar.

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