With rare and lucid accuracy, the Guardian Guide brilliantly summed up the first EP from Withington’s kraut-mathrockers as ‘Fugazi crossed with Slint crossed with Stereolab crossed with awesome’. Two years later the Dave Haslam-endorsed trio herald the release their debut album Animalism with this gig-cum-Akoustik-Anarkhy-happening. Expect a sonic assault of slinky, dark instrumentals with tense, pulsing guitars gliding over well-drilled motorik rhythms. Support from much fancied fellow travellers Hookworms.

Fri 27 Jul, Soup Kitchen, 31-33 Spear Street, M1 1DF, Tel: 0161 236 5100, 7.30pm, £5, www.ticketline.co.uk

Fri 27 Jul
Archie Vist
Published on:
Mon 23 Jul 2012