antics Clubnight’s first dose of live music in 2018 will be spearheaded by HER’S! + PERARL CITY + GRIMM TWINS + ANTICS DJS CLUB CANADA SPEZIAL
As outsiders from sleepy coastal towns several countries apart, Stephen Fitzpatrick from Barrow in Furness and Norwegian Audun Laading met for the first time in Liverpool as students. The pair bonded over a love of peculiar, sardonic humour and wide eyed observations. Dream-pop outfit Her’s is the natural extension to the solitary decoding of the cultures they grew up in. Together they create 80s indie influenced songs with nods to Orange Juice and the capriciousness of Ariel Pink-ish pop.
Pearl City exists in an other worldly place where melancholic pop music reigns supreme and the future’s not so desolate. Formed by duo Nick & Greta in Manchester, their debut track ‘Flames’ is the opening portal for a parallel world they’ve created, and a temporary respite from the industrial and politically oppressed world that surrounds them; “Pearl City to us is otherworldly – a fantasy place. The music takes us to an alternative realm where we can escape from reality, making our own soundscapes for them to occur there” state Nick & Greta.
Pieced together from a range of live instrumentation, studio trickery, field recordings, obscure instruments (including the Guzheng and Steel Pan), alongside a more typical combo of synthesisers, effects units and drum machines, their take on avant-pop dips between glacial vocal arrangements, electronic pulses and phantom echoes. It recasts a love for Bjørk, Arca and dystopian anime flicks into a mould that’s entirely it’s own – future pop music for a new virtual world.
The end of the world armageddon disco.
Rejoice – The future is Grimm. 3 are Grimm 2 are Twins.
CLUB CANADA SPEZIAL
EXPECT TO HEAR >>> ARCADE FIRE // MAC DEMARCO // CRYSTAL CASTLES // DRAKE // CARIBOU // ALVVAYS // DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 // MSTRKRFT // THE WEEKND // METRIC // DAPHNI // HOMESHAKE // METZ // TOPS // HOT HOT HEAT // TOKYO POLICE CLUB
PLUS A SPRINKLE OF THE USUAL SUSPECTS >>>
TAME IMPALA // FOALS // THE STROKES // LCD SOUNDSYSTEM // HOT CHIP // JAGWAR MA // RADIOHEAD // NEW ORDER // JUSTICE // MGMT + MORE