33 Queens Road, Leeds, LS6 1NY
The supplied line up for this gig is Pure X, Sleepover, Hookworms.
PURE X / SLEEP ∞ OVER / HOOKWORMS
Thursday 3rd November
Brudenell Social Club (back room / games room)
£4 adv / £5 on the door / 7.30pm
Patient, sparse and never any less than heartbreaking, the clutch of songs making up Pleasure has a sonic originality that many artists spend entire careers trying to cultivate. That's not to be mistaken - Pure X are a Rock 'n' Roll band in the tradition's truest sense. There are clear influences here: the snarl and nonchalant bombast of the Jesus and Mary Chain, the wistful, lonesome croon of Hank Williams and the pure, lovesick melodies of 1960s soul music can all be easily perceived within the group's work to date. Crucially, however, Pure X do not let their reverence for such precedents overwhelm them. So where other lo-fi fetishists currently garnering attention tend to produce a facsimile of their inspirations, Grace, Jenkins and Youngblood dissect, invert and damage them.
Bound to its influences only by its golden melody and bruised sentiment, the music of Pure X is a genuine, unafraid and honest foray into the emotive and redemptive potential of pop music; an endeavor that captures perfectly its indefinable ability to captivate and devastate in equal measure.
Pure X - http://www.myspace.com/gracenate
Ac?ale - http://acephalerecords.com/
You're In It Now Buy Links: http://acephale.bigcartel.com/
SLEEP ∞ OVER
Sleep ∞ Over was formed in early 2010 in Austin TX. With a few rough demos recorded live on a handheld tape recorder, the band (consisting at the time of Stefanie Franciotti and former members Christa Palazzolo and Sarah Brown) quickly attracted the attention of the esteemed Night People label who released the first Sleep ∞ Over EP on cassette. Although the tape came during a flood of hazy lo-fi releases, Sleep ∞ Over's melodically-driven aesthetic rose to the top of the saturated genre. Boutique vinyl label Light Lodge also released a song from the Night People tape on a split 7" with fellow Austin band Pure X. In spring 2010, the band pulled their poignant melodies and classic pop song structures out of the murk and released a lush and expansive sounding group of songs on a 7" for Forest Family records which sold out in less than a week.
In summer 2010, Sleep ∞ Over did East and West Coast tours and continued to build on the intense infatuation that listeners of a wide range of styles seem to have with the band's fragile yet powerful energy. Everything was in place and it seemed a natural fit that the Hippos in Tanks label would release Sleep ∞ Over's highly awaited debut LP. However, just prior to the recording session, two members left the band. It would have been very easy for Sleep ∞ Over to dissolve entirely as so many bands tend to do when put under a magnifying glass, but Stefanie Franciotti had no intention of slowing down or even missing a beat.
Ace Leeds band who make a huge noise and get right inside your face.