Friday, June 26, 2020
shoegazetronica slight return
with Emma from Lush on guitars and voice (although I can't hear either to be honest)
also (it says on Wiki) guitar on this
and (says Discogs) on this
and indeed much of the Everything Is Now album
sounds quite Slowdive-meets-One-Dove
The Drum Club were Spiral Tribe connected and had one really great tune
But after that nothing quite came together
It was all a bit wishy washy proggy housey and well yes Guerrilla Records
This verdict at Discogs is close to the mark I think -
"These guys are very floaty, hippy-esque, and loose... No offense, but I have come to believe that pagans are weenies from listening to these guys, PWOG, and exquisite corpse. I like more oomph in my music. There needs to be more gusto to life than this."
Went to the actual Drum Club the club, at the Soundshaft on a Thursday ... it was no Rage let's say (not that I ever got to Rage). Mild and floaty. Probably heard records by Fluke and such like.
Nice chaps though - shared a car with them (or one of them? can't remember), a whole bunch of us heading down to Castlemorton and not knowing what was in store for us
On the way, one of them explained what a "Doet" was - as referenced in this track by the Tribe - or at least, what its effects were
Ah, didn't realise the name is actually the chemical abbreviation for a Shulgin creation, rather than a mangled injunction "Do It!"
Now that's actually a good track - I remember it from the Hardkiss comp / mix. Tasty bit of guitar. Crisp 'cussion.