9th Birthday Gig: THE SUDDEN DEATH OF THE STARS + BED BUGS + Ragged Richmen + Jaedia
9 years..where has all the time gone? Anyway less musing and more announcing. We are delighted to share our 9th with the 5th birthday of cool label Ample Play (run by Cornershop) and they are bringing 2 of their ace bands to play. But that's not all, we've also got the damn good Ragged Richmen and Jaedia too. It's some birthday treat...read on...
SUDDEN DEATH OF STARS from Rennes FR, BED RUGS from Antwerp
+ Ragged Richmen
+ DJ set by Ben (Cornershop/Rough Trade Records)
£7 adv via www.doghouseuk.com or on night for concessions/Frequent Doggers otherwise £9
Sudden Death of Stars are from the musical medieval city of Rennes, France, which may explain why they sound like monks playing The Velvet Underground. Formed in 2010, they were complete as a band when they found the only sitarist west of Paris.
James Endeacott A&R guru who signed The Strokes & The Libertines says:
“garage, Nuggets, mushroom tea and a head full of dreams - heaven.”
Their new album ‘All Unrevealed Parts of the Unknown’ will be released this March.
Sudden Death of Stars ‘Supernovae’ video
Ample Play Records ampleplay.co.uk
“The fabulous Ample Play label” Lauren Laverne, BBC 6 Music
"Ample Play is truly a label of love, bringing you new rock in the great explorer's tradition of Elektra, Island and Apple." David Fricke, Rolling Stone, USA
Ample Play Records was set up by avid record collectors Tjinder Singh and Ben Ayres from the legendary UK band Cornershop. As the band took off, so did the amount of Turbans they had to wear, and Ample Play Records is the culmination of all that work and experience, backed by freedom & enjoyment, with 'Music 10 Commandments'. The label has been propelled by a record buying public and enthusiastic word of mouth. They have collaborated with labels such as Burger Records and Trouble In Mind. The roster includes Nashville’s The Sufis and The Paperhead, Antwerp’s Bed Rugs and Portland’s Jack Lewis, and this double live bill is a 5 year mark for the Ample Play label.
“The illegitimate child of Kurt Cobain and McCartney” that’s how a French magazine nailed Bed Rugs, 4 young Belgians filed in the same catalogue as Tame Impala, Deerhunter, or Jagwar Ma. They take their name after the stolen mat in The Big Lebowski.
Their acclaimed mini-LP ‘Rapids’ was mixed by Paul Butler from The Bees, producer for Devendra Banhart & Michael Kiwanuka), who sums it up: 'this band are on point, the concept of psychedelia rubbing together with glorious song craft was very appealing for us to work on.'
Their album ‘8th Cloud’ is getting a UK release in March. They’ve played with Sebadoh, Jacco Gardner and many others.