Ahh, look at their little faces. Surfer Blood, right, have this amazing song, and they’re probably sick of reviews that say so. Serves them right for writing what is, let me stress, a really amazing song. It’s called ‘Swim’, it’s on their (perfectly fine) album ‘Astro Coast’, and it sounds like Weezer covering Boston’s ‘More Than A Feeling’ on the top of a mountain. Except it’s about eight times better than even that sounds. Hey, let’s hope they play it on Thursday! Clwb should be pretty rammed for this, and not just because Surfer Blood have worked up a tidy bit of press. There’s a first Cardiff show for London’s Male Bonding, strutting about with the brash confidence of a band just signed to Sub Pop (they have), with an armful of snotty, mush-mouthed punk ditties reminiscent of Lovvers and Abe Vigoda (they do, kinda) and a debut album out next week (it’s called Nothing Hurts). Finally, Man Without Country – tipped for greatness just this week by our own Vivers, so watch them split up onstage in a fit of agitated pique – open up, fresh from launching the Barely Regal label sampler and aired on the Lauren Laverne show to boot.
Tickets going fast, it seems, so scrape together £6 and fling it this way: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/73882
SWN and flux=rad present
Surfer Blood / Male Bonding / Man Without Country
What can we say? flux=rad have taken a one-off jump from their Tuesday residency at Cardiff Arts Institute to hook up with SWN to bring Cardiff the first show from SURFER BLOOD. We’re not writers, but Pitchfork are, and more specifically Ian Cohen is, and here’s what he wrote about Surfer Blood’s debut album ‘Astro Coast’ : pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13844-astro-coast/
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