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Kill the Motor Trade, Mark! - Tunnels, September the 24th.

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Synthpop pureness, fucked-up electropunk and sleazy disco kicks:

TRADEMARK

MOTORMARK

KILL BABY... KILL

Sunday the 24th of September

THE TUNNELS

8pm / £5

TRADEMARK

Sometimes when I close my eyes at night, I still see Trademark dressed in fluorescent-coloured lab coats releasing bright helium balloons through the crowds in a field outside Oxford, whilst the oscillating warble of their final track floats out. Something about the sight of two men holding aloft a giant Perspex plug whilst their frontman stares gleefully up at the balloons in the clear blue sky really encapsulates what Trademark are all about. Three men and an impressive array of synths, no guitars but an arsenal of songs that would make The Postal Service. Fischerspooner and the Pet Shop Boys gawp with admiration. They certainly caught the ears of The Human League, supporting them on twenty dates of their 2004 UK tour, and it’s live that they really shine. Fresh, uplifting and capable of mixing geekery with humour and emotion – Trademark’s first visit to Aberdeen is bound to be an event.

http://www.trademark-online.co.uk

http://www.myspace.com/trademarkonline

MOTORMARK

First memories of Motormark are a red dress and a dangerous man in a kilt, somewhere under the Castlegate. A freaked-out blast of sugary electro yelled over by Marko, slunk over by Jane. Weeks later, shaking from withdrawal symptoms we beg them back. We can never let them leave. The music gets darker, so do their clothes and hair, until the red dress is long forgotten. Marko still shouts. From cosy little line-ups to Digital Hardcore Records in what seems like a flash, we’ve seen their progress up close and personal all the way in Aberdeen: From acoustic DHR to PVC-clad Elvis impersonations, culminating in a secret strobe-lit gig with fifty panicked people thrown face-to-face with their edgy, visceral take on punk-rock. With a new album in the works, expect another jump in the evolution of this Tetris-raised boy / girl combo.

http://www.motormark.net

http://www.myspace.com/motormark

KILL BABY... KILL

Kill Baby… Kill punch hard and fast disco beats with driving synth lines, sleazed-out female vocals rolled over the top. Self-described as being like “a banshee with helium and an axe”, KB…K have been described by Radio 1’s Gill Mills as “a dirty and beautiful noise” – A reputation that’s confirmed in their blistering live sets.

http://www.myspace.com/killbabykilluk

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Yas min and NO MIN! Good line up' date=' fucking love motormark, but alas, i will be playing in Glasgow that night.[/quote']

Baws! Never mind. Looking forward to the Noxagt gig!

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Supplemental info on Trademark - Frontman Ollie is also one half of A Scholar And A Physician, who're producing Chicks On Speed's forthcoming album, as well as Anat Ben David's. ASAP were also Piney Gir's backing band during her electro-pop days!

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Guest MDP

hey alun... if uve got any flyers for me i'll be in town on thursday, and sometime over the weekend... so drop me a PM

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Nae long to go, folks. Worth checking out the two new tracks on Motormark's myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/motormark) and the "Eat. Drink. Sleep. Think." and "Note To Self" videos on their mainpage - http://www.motormark.net

Also, see if you can spot my ugly mug in some of Trademark's live video from last year's Truck Festival in Oxford at http://www.trademark-online.co.uk

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