Sunday, 4 October 2009

3 nights of fun with Sincabeza in London, Manchester and Nottingham

Hello everyone,

We're supposed to be getting on with finishing songs for our next album, but we can't stop playing gigs! Our very, very good friends Sincabeza are coming over to the UK for the upteenth time for a short tour, and we're very excited to be playing a few selected shows with them where we can. These shows are:

- MONDAY 12th OCOTBER - Jamboree, London
- THURSDAY 15th OCTOBER - The Corner, Manchester
- FRIDAY 16th OCTOBER - Chameleon, Nottingham

Full details on each below.

Jamboree, Cable Street Studios
£5/£4 NUS or flyer/£3 members

Silver Rocket very proudly presents
Timothy C Holehouse

This amazing live band eschew the usual boundaries of song length and structure, instuments ebb in and out, track lengths change, and you get the impression the band are toying with you slightly, but this only serves to make them more enjoyable. Fingers crossed they go on a percussion tour of the venue like last time.
"The five-piece set about what could be superficially termed as post-rock but there’s a musicianship at play here that suggests these boys have spent many, many hours, weeks and years (seven, approximately) sweating out these intricate compositions."

This French trio make post-rock songs that sound somewhere between Shellac on speed, Zu and Action Beat. In fact, they're even better than that sounds.
"Bordeaux math-rock power trio Sincabeza are Souvaris’ touring partners and they instantly command the respect of the audience... the three-piece effortlessly run through songs that fail to sit still - constantly shifting time and mood - twisting through guitar loops and deep, melodic basslines. Sincabeza are a captivating prospect, for sure, but not one that you’d wish to have playing in your living room." Drownedinsound

Drone soundtracks for fans of Labradford, Flying Saucer Attack, Bill Viola, and nightmares.
"Tim Holehouse is quite a legend, if you haven't heard of him by now you really ought to be ashamed of yourself. Now Tim presents his other half "Timothy C. Holehouse" where he finds himself exploring darker areas of his musical mind. Bent guitar swells and subtle drones layered over broken drum beats." Dead Pilot

plus Silver Rocket DJs

Bad Uncle Presents...

SINCABEZA (a nervous mix of math-rock power and post-rock emotion)

with support from

SOUVARIS (“Erudite Instrumental Rock Outfit”)


FTSE 100 (ex burnst/freezing fog)

We're very happy to welcome back once again the mighty Sincabeza and their and our good friends Souvaris, with support from the most excellent FTSE 100 featuring members of The Freezing Fog and ex-members of Burnst.

£4 NUS/ £5


SOUVARIS (Gringo - Nottingham, UK)
SINCABEZA (Gringo - Bordeaux, FR)
DOORS 8.30pm / £5

This will possibly be the release party for Souvabeza and Sincavaris' long awaited split EP, to be released shortly on the magnificent imprint Gringo Records. This will mainly depend on a pressing plant somewhere in the former Eastern Bloc though.


Souvaris are a 5 piece rock band from Nottingham, UK, comprising of two guitarists, bass, synths and drums. This Autumn will see them release a split with Bordeaux’s excellent art-rockers Sincabeza on Gringo Records.

Taking an ever more direct and succinct approach to songwriting, the band channel their abundant energy in to yet tighter grooves and snappier riffs. Like Tortoise or Battles before them, Souvaris realise that instrumental music need not be po-faced nor grandiose, and that fun can be clever too. Intricate rhythms are complimented by playful yet simple melodies; this is music that is at once minimal and complex, an efficient yet brutally effective use of resources.

Souvaris create a space where your imagination can run riot. Draw your own pictures; write your own words. But keep this as the soundtrack.
Plan B Magazine


Sincabeza is Eric Camara, David Loquier, Philippe Rey and Antoine Vo Van Tao, four veterans of the Bordeaux rock scene. The band began playing together in 2002; initially a causal side-project in between other commitments (David drums for Laetitia Sadler’s Monade), their natural perfectionism and committed work ethic saw them complete a demo by April 2003, soon followed by several high-profile support slots for Explosions in the Sky, Trans Am, Karate, and The Evens. The band have now released two albums, played 200+ shows all over Europe, and are at the forefront of the blossoming French underground scene.

If a frame of reference is needed, Sincabeza's music sits somewhere between the UK bands that Sincabeza have already accompanied both in France and during their two UK tours - Charlottefield, That Fucking Tank, I'm Being Good - and those at the forefront of the American independent /avant-garde rock scene of the present day: Tortoise, Shellac, Golden. Post rock, instrumental rock or noisy pop – whatever; if you ask them, Sincabeza will tell you that genre is not even an issue. The four piece simply play, allowing themselves to follow whatever deconstructed and intricate path they choose - songs full of awkward variations, elaborate arrangements, razor-sharp breaks, and – increasingly – surprisingly poppy melodies. Their music springs in every direction, but you have to see them live to better grasp their explosive and frenetic nature. The quality of musicianship is second to none, and yet the raw, physical energy of their live show threatens to lose control at any moment.


Alright The Captain hail from Birmingham, Northern Ireland & Ilkeston but met in Nottingham and decided to make loud, experimental instrumental music together. Expect noisy riffs, frenetic drumming and lots of ROCK.

See you there!