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Bikini Atol + Picastro + Copy Haho - Sat 14th May 05


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interesting music in conjuncion with knom music are truly delighted to announce a wonderful night of entertainment, featuring a tour double & ONLY SCOTTISH date, featuring two bands that will excite & tantalise the jaded palette of ordinary, ably supported by a local band who we feel will complement the night.

Bikini Atol (Bella Union)

Picastro (Pehr & Monotreme)

Copy Haho

Sat 14th May 05

The Tunnels

Carnegie's Brae

Aberdeen

Doors 8pm

Entrance 5

Bikini Atoll (Bella Union)

Named after the island in the north Pacific that was bombed to hell by the USA as part of a series of atom and hydrogen bomb tests between 1945 and 1962 'for the good of Mankind'. On seeing photographs of these exploding bombs the band were struck by how something so beautiful could be so deadly. Indeed beautiful and deadly is a apt way of summing up the music on their debut album 'Moratoria', an amalgam of ominous electronica, driving bass and some truly distinctive guitar. New single 'Cheap Trick' is out now on the Bella Union label and churns out addictive riffs with throbbing bass and a killer melody. BA is the brainchild of vocalist / guitarist / songwriter Joe Gideon, a man possessed by some dark but beautiful demons. When asked about his influences, Gideon will cite a number of seminal artists and bands: Smog, Nick Cave, Sonic Youth, Tom Waits, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Slint, Dirty Three - all the right reference points. Their cew CD Last Exit, is due for release in early June was recorded with Steve Albini's at his famous Electrical Audio Studios. It builds on their fine debut & those lucky enough to catch their short set on the opening night of Triptych will testify this is a band on an upward spiral "a couple of numbers almost had me crying" Countess Shazzula, We look forward to the full set with earger anticipation.

Picastro (Pehr & Monotreme)

Picastro (from Toronto, Canada) have received much praise for their broodingly beautiful, melancholic soundscapes, in which cello alternates in the lead with frontwoman Liz Hysen's submerged, murmured vocals & stark electric guitar hooks. Picastro's string-laden dynamics share a kinship with the music of fellow Canadians Godspeed You! Black Emperor, as well as The Dirty Three and Rachels. The band has played shows with Godspeed, Mick Turner (of The Dirty Three), Smog, Elliot Smith, Cat Power, Herman Dne, Cerberus Shoal and Thee More Shallows. You may already be familiar with their music from the use of a track from the album in the hit Kiefer Sutherland TV drama 24. Liz Hysen also appears on Cerberus Shoal's new album Bastion of Itchy Preeves and Dwayne Sodahberk's new album Unfortunately (tigerbeat6). Other band members include Owen Pallett (The Hidden Cameras), Evan Clarke (Burn Rome In A Dream), Zak Hanna (Bush League, ex-Pecola) and Rachel McBride. Picastro have a sizeable fan base in the USA and they spend as much time as possible touring there, often with their friends Cerberus Shoal and Herman Dne. Those that subscible to The Wire Magazine, will be delighted to know that the June issue free CD will feature a track by this great band. In our house, a SPECIAL band.

Copy HaHo

Copy Haho are a guitar band from the Aberdeen area. They play what you might call post rock/punk, though their interests also lie in other relatively unrelated areas. With the desire to experiment live and in the studio - making an effort not limit themselves to any particular genre, copy haho look forward to making more music, playing more shows, and meeting new people. They were most impressive recently when they open for energy kids 65daysofstatic.

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If you're lucky' date=' I'll track you down and (badly) hum my favourite songs from the album at you.[/quote']

i'll join you, meet you @ seaton park next saturday @ 6pm & we'll sing a duet of Silver Moon

to the aberdeen music footy boys.

the cd is just really really lovely

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Their new material is wonderful. I've been listening to Liar's Exit since the Triptych gig and it surpasses their first album by a country mile. It's going to be a wonderful' date=' wonderful gig.[/quote']

Check out Guardian Culture section tomorrow Frid, and the Guardian Guide on Saturday

for a rather fine advert for this tour.

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this show could be brilliant! have you seen the fliers for the Bikini/Picastro tour? they're awesome!

yeh very nice work.

Check the Evening Express on Thursday night for an in-depth interview with Liz Hysen

of Picastro. This is their 1st trip to the UK & their only Scottish date. (supported by the English Arts Council) YES thats what i call creative.

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That was Picastro's 1st CD effort, the new one due for release is a piece of poetic beauty

And Liars Exit the new Bikini Atoll CD due for release in June is just magnificent.

The Albini production just captures them to perfection. Just watch the reviews

when it comes out If its not **** or ***** all the way, i'll be very surprised &

humbled.

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It's the ONLY Scottish date!

Had a call from the tour manager (a fairly famous drummer) to say that its one of the very best he's been on, both bands are building upto inspiring form. I hope the public get behind this fantastic double bill with the very excellent copy haho opening @ 8.20pm. Look out for the amusing flyers sponsored by the ENGLISH Arts Council.

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Had a call from the tour manager (a fairly famous drummer) to say that its one of the very best he's been on' date=' both bands are building upto inspiring form. I hope the public get behind this fantastic double bill with the very excellent copy haho opening @ 8.20pm. Look out for the amusing flyers sponsored by the ENGLISH Arts Council.[/quote']

Had a look online for the Evening Express article but their music section of the website is still listing triptych gigs in the Gigs Section & the Album Reviews is as up to date as April 18th - I didn't check which year as I didn't want to get pissed off before 9am.

Copy Ha_Ho on at 8.20 then - what's the (rough) times that the other bands?

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Had a look online for the Evening Express article but their music section of the website is still listing triptych gigs in the Gigs Section & the Album Reviews is as up to date as April 18th - I didn't check which year as I didn't want to get pissed off before 9am.

Copy Ha_Ho on at 8.20 then - what's the (rough) times that the other bands?

Their is an impressive two page (well 1/2 of both) article in last nights EE about Picastro

I suppose the EE web team have a lot of work on with archive stuff.

Copy Haho will play approx 30min set, 20mins break, then your guess is as good as mine

Enjoy the DJ who will be whipping up a storm......... BA & Picastro are swopping headline each night, & their sets will be ???

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