Support comes from Manchester based The Bleachés (pronounced Bleeshays…obvs) -who look barely old enough to be in the venue. They’re clearly in thrall to the Brian Jonestown Massacre, they’re a bit ramshackle but in a good way….they get a proper psychedelic, garagey racket going and they whip up some nice choppy guitar riffs that should stand them in good stead. I like them and they look cool.
I last saw Novella in a support slot and they really grabbed me, so I’m pleased to see them headlining in their own right in support of their new LP ‘Change of State’. The new LP makes up the majority of the set and while I really enjoyed their debut, which has a more shoegazey/Lush feel to it, the new one really hits home and is highly recommended. I guess the most obvious reference points are Broadcast and Stereolab in terms of the mixture of Neu/Can style rhythms and analog electronics combined with choppy guitars and political lyrics (the new LP is a response to Br**it and Tr**p – sample lyric “Tunnel through the borders…Tunnel through the borders” – Yeah!).
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