Capsule shows Feb – April 2011

A Press Release we can’t be bothered to rewrite, but that might interest you:

Press Release – for immediate use

Capsule gigs
Birmingham UK
February – April Listings

For further details or for hi-res images please feel free to contact
Lisa Meyer 0121 2482252

Capsule – crafting extraordinary events for adventurous audiences

16th February 2011
Kayo Dot
Bilbao Syndrome
@  Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Doors 8pm
Advanced Tickets

Kayo Dot
First Birmingham appearance of Brooklyn-based mavericks Kayo Dot.
Their last two albums, Blue Lambency Downward, and the latest, Coyote,
were released on the Los Angeles experimental heavy music label Hydra
Head, and ironically do more than any of their previous output to
transcend the often-applied ‘metal’ tag. Myriad influences and
multifarious instrumentation combine to produce records of swirling,
eerie majesty, full of startlingly original orchestration, poignant
vocal harmonies and constantly challenging arrangements.. Expect
entrancing live renditions of tracks from Blue Lambency Downward, plus
earlier releases on Holy Roar and John Zorn’s Tzadik label.

Bilbao Syndrome
Combining the more extreme elements of metal, jazz and modern
composition in a confrontational and cathartic presentation. The rules
of metal allow for a certain amount of theatre, provided it is of the
Dungeons and Dragons variety. Bilbao Syndrome circumvent the cliches
of the genre to conjure a more austere, contemporary horrorshow which
is guaranteed to be a divisive, ultimately rejuvenative presence in
modern metal.

14th March 2011
Mr Underwood
@  Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Doors 8pm
Advanced Tickets

Woods are primarily the duo of Jeremy Earl (owner of  Woodsist) and
Jarvis Taveniere (Meneguar and Wooden Wand), and aided live by friends
G. Lucas Crane on tape effects and Kevin Morby. Jeremy’s Brooklyn
based label, Woodsist, has recently released Vivian Girls, Wavves,
Kurt Vile, Sic Alps and Crystal Stilts, among many others.

“A distinctive blend of spooky campfire folk, lo-fi rock, homemade
tape collages, and other noisy interludes, all anchored by deceptively
sturdy melodies.” – Pitchfork

Mr Underwood fuses an array of electronic and acoustic sounds in his
improvised live performances. Drawing inspiration from electronica and
Musique concrète, Mr.Underwood weaves a complex sonic tapestry, from
delicate and intricate sounds to more beat driven compositions. Using his
ever growing collection of obscure and self-made instruments Mr.Underwood’s
live performances are rich with distinctive sounds and textures.

22nd March 2011
Dead Fader
@  Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Doors 8pm
Advanced Tickets

Before the electro-infused indie and post-rock of today, there was
Seefeel. They provided a bridge between the electronic nouveau and
indie-rock; being ultimately instrumental in opening up the parallel
reality of electronic music to the more members of the indie scene.

Dead Fader
Rollin’, batterin’, FUBAR-steppin’, maxed-out, funky-ass bastards.
That’s who Dead Fader are. Their hybrid of distorto-death grooves,
limited-to-hell wonky-not-wonky productions, sound like Distance
playing though Slayer’s back line.. On first impression it’s hardly a
production sound you’d associate with the backdrop of Dead Fader’s
home base, Brighton. This sounds more like it was born out of some
grim industrial slum on lockdown, all pent up anger and a serious need
to party hard; 2-step garage from a Hair Police state.
‘It’s playful but sick. Like a puppy with extremely sharp teeth’ –
Justin K Broadrick

Epic 45’s acclaimed 2007 album May Your Heart Be The Map was a vivid
exploration of the British countryside, tinted by childhood memories
and the metamorphosis of the seasons, influenced by dramatic post-rock
structures and warm acoustic folk. Last year’s mini album In All The
Empty Houses explore the resonances of abandoned buildings; the ghosts
of past lives and memories that inhabit them as they fall into

23rd March 2011
Health & Efficiency
@ Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Doors 8pm
Advanced Tickets

We’ve been wanting these guys back in Brum ever since their storming
Supersonic set in 2009 – and here they are touring their new album The
Arbouretum first began in late 2002 as a vehicle for singer/guitarist
David Heumann’s songwriting.  The sweeping, atmospheric textures of
the first record soon gave way to a more visceral, elemental approach.
Amplifiers were turned up, drums were hit harder, and songs
crescendoed into spiraling, noise-soaked climaxes on the second
full-length, Rites of Uncovering.
Released on Thrill Jockey in early 2007, the record garnered much
attention and critical acclaim.  XLR8R called it “the best doom-folk
record of all time” and Uncut referred to it as an instant “cult

Health & Efficiency
Their music traverses an encyclopaedia of influences; psych, folk, no
wave noise and electronic perhaps being some of the more predominant.
They utilise banjo, two basses, two guitars, synths, samplers and more
effects and loop pedals than it’s reasonable for one band to need.

4th April 2011
Sabbath Assembly
@ Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Doors 8pm
Advanced Tickets

Earth are an American drone band based in Seattle, Washington, formed
in 1990 by Dylan Carlson, Slim Moon, and Greg Babior; the band took
its name from the first incarnation of Black Sabbath. Although they
have played various styles of music, they are best known as pioneers
of a minimalistic, long and repetitive form of heavy music known as

Sabbath Assembly is the brainchild of No-Neck Blues Band/Boadrum lifer
Dave Nuss and Jex Thoth. Album “Restored To One” pays homage to and
expands/reworks the apocalyptic purification hymns of the Process
Church Of The Final Judgment.

30th April 2011
Blood Ceremony
@Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Doors 8pm
Advanced Tickets

Blood Ceremony
Born out of an obsession with ’70s occult rock, Blood Ceremony’s music
resurrects the spirit of groups such as Coven, Affinity, and Black
Widow. After a mind-numbing study of hundreds of trashy witchcraft
films, the group began to pour their energies into crafting songs,
transforming their fascination for horror into a profane musical
vision. Blood Ceremony is interested in musical sorcery, the members
having made a firm pact dedicating themselves to the twilight world of
saturnalia and occult lore.

Ghost is the name of a devil worshipping ministry that – in order to
spread their unholy gospels and, furthermore, trick mankind into
believing that the end is ultimately a good thing – have decided to
use the ever so popular rock music medium as a way to achieve their

For further details or for hi-res images please feel free to contact
Lisa Meyer 0121 2482252


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