With records on the wonderfully revivified Siltbreeze label (which brought us the likes of Times New Viking, US Girls, Pink Reason, Sic Alps and Naked On The Vague) and the super hot Woodsist label (Woods, Ducktails, Matt Valentine, Moon Duo, Ganglians, etc), The Doozer is quite possibly the UK’s hottest export from the underground right now. If you missed him on his tours of the UK opening for MV&EE, now is the time to catch him. This promises to be an amazing show, so don’t miss out!
“The Doozer actually seems to be one guy, and his playing partner is called Ben, but never you mind. Anyway, they have a new LP out on Siltbreeze called Great Explorers (the CD is on the UK Pickled Egg label) and it is a gas and a pleasure of great dimensions. The lazy man’s way to review it to call it a bridge between Syd B and Chris Knox, carrying all the weird damage and superb left field pop motion that implies. The earlier single, “Conversations/Stone Houses” (Doozer Industries) carried whiffs that are fully explored hereon. There is also an earlier LP on Pickled Egg, Sheet Music. We can’t lie and claim we’ve heard it, but there’s no way it’s not a stunner as well.” Thurston Moore & Byron Coley, Bull Tongue
Support comes from…
IRMA VEP **Manchester Album Launch**
Welsh-born Manchester dweller Edwin Stevens has been making music since he was around 15 (he’s now 23), always with a large handful of projects on the go at any one time, but always with his ‘solo’ project (which often features a variety of guest musicians) Irma Vep at the core of his output. Haunting and delicate with a strong sense of humour buried deep beneath the reverb, Irma Vep songs recall the dense simplicity of Bill Callahan and the fragile restraint of Moon Duo. Now, after a clutch of releases on various tape labels, his first LP is due to be released the week of this gig and Night & Day is thrilled to be able to host its Manchester launch.
THE SUN ELECTRIC BAND
Brand new Manchester psychedelic pop band. Lotta nice reviews. On a classic rock tip but with some curliness that makes them just a little bit weirder. Here’s what folks are saying about them