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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Night Beats European tour

The Night Beats head to Europe on a mammoth tour in November/December. Night Beats are an American psychedelic-garage-soul group, based out of Seattle, Washington. Night Beats incorporate sounds of early R&B, Texan psychedelic rock, UK blues, folk and soul. They've toured extensively with bands such as The Horrors, Black Lips, The Black Angels, Roky Erickson, Wooden Shjips, The Greenhornes, Acid Baby Jesus, and more.


14 UK - London - The Shacklewell Arms
15 UK - London - The Fiddlers Elbow (tickets here)
16 DE - Berlin - Westgermany
17 DE - Kassel - Haus
18 CZ - Prague - 007 Klub
19 AT - Vienna - Chelsea
20 DE - Munich - TBA
21 DE - Konstanz - Klimperkasten w/Gozilla
22 CH - St Gallen - Schwarzer Engel
23 DE - Karslruhe - Alte Hackerei
24 FR - Paris - Miroiterie
25 FR - Nantes - Stakhanov
26 FR - Bordeaux - Pompier w/ Strange Hands
28 ES - San Sebastian - Bukowski
29 ES - Madrid - Siroco
30 ES - Barcelona - Apolo 2
1 NL - Amsterdam - Pacific Parc
2 NL - Utrecht - Le Guess Who Fest
3 BE - TBA
4 BE - Antwerpen - Trix
5 BE - Brussels - Madame Moustache
6 NL - Haarlem - Patronaat
7 GR - Athens - Six Dogs
8 GR - Thessaloniki - Gaia Live

The band were signed within weeks of self releasing their debut EP, the H-Bomb EP. Picked up by Chicago's Trouble in Mind Records (Ty Segall, Fresh and Only's, Hex Dispensers, etc.). Any number of bands cite 60's Texas psych as an influence, but rarely does a group actually capture what made those bands special. Following their debut EP also on Trouble In Mind, The Night Beats have expanded on the bedroom immediacy of their first recordings to create an LP that perfectly captures and modernizes the hallucinogenic and exhilaratingly demonic aura of bands like The 13th Floor Elevators and Golden Dawn. With blazing guitar work and a razor sharp rhythm section Danny Lee Blackwell and company mutate conventional chords & progressions into a mind-blowing sonic sprawl. The record reels you in with 2-3 minute pop songs like 'Ain't Dumbo' and 'Dial 666,' forging a landscape that then throws you into a chaotic journey of jams a'la 'Dewayne's Drone' and 'Little War in the Midwest' that bend and meander but never overstay their welcome.

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