Big. Very big. The sounds that Anta make inevitably bring to mind notions of whopping bloody size, whether that’s a proggy Godzilla crunching all before it or a towering monolith of shiny noise. We enthused pretty heavily last year about the Bristol band’s swaggering debut LP ‘The Tree That Bears The Equine Fruit’; live appearances are a nicely loud mix of wigging out and riffing down. Top local promoters Lesson No.1 bring the choice support and neat words to describe them, so look below and feel the walls closing in.



LESSON NO.1 in association with PUS presents:

Multi-discipline Bristol underground scene dudes (members of – and this won’t cover it by a long chalk – GONGA, GEISHA, ROSE KEMP’s band and BOXCAR ALDOUS HUXLEY), together as a settled quartet since 2009, play proper cosmic and totally unashamed prog rock with lots of synths and no singing. They have an album on the new DIOGENES label, a spinoff of Geoff Barrow’s INVADA, called ‘The Tree That Bears The Equine Fruit’. You might well like it if you like KING CRIMSON, ANCESTORS (the Tee Pee ones), ASTRA (the Rise Above ones), TANGERINE DREAM or the last two COMETS ON FIRE albums.

Is this the first show of 2011 for these scattered-around-South Wales doom dealing dudes? If it isn’t I will look stupid and/or forgetful. Pus are a quartet who play blackened crusty sludge metal with everything in the red. They have a demo called ‘Colin’, which you can probably still buy, and are recommended to fans of EYEHATEGOD, ELECTRIC WIZARD, WINTER, UNEARTHLY TRANCE etc.

Big riffs bustin’ out of Orange amps from this band, who are again from a variety of locations in South Wales, and are still only a handful of gigs old. Thorun have a debut EP available to download free at – if you like KYUSS, SLEEP, KARMA TO BURN, SPIRIT CARAVAN and of course SABBATH you will be on pretty solid ground here.

ALL HAPPENING AT: Buffalo, Windsor Place, Cardiff


£4 on the door

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