NOVELLA (UK) & CYCLORAMA/ (LU)
Tuesday February 23rd 2016 at 21:00
(concert - kraut rock I shoegaze I dream pop)
Entry 7 euro (reservations through the form below - payment at the door )
Novella’s formation was the result of an instant spark—guitarist Hollie Warren, guitarist Sophy Hollington, and bassist Suki Sou met through mutual friends in Brighton in 2010, where they quickly realized that they shared a common love for ‘60s counterculture and bands like Black Sabbath, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Pale Saints. The addition of drummer Iain Laws in 2011 and keyboardist Isabel Spurgeon in 2014 solidified the group into a propulsive engine, capable of welding woozy, cosmic psychedelia to sustained squalls of flanged-out, far-out dream pop. Novella’s debut album, Land, is a controlled blast of mainlined electricity, a tempest of relentless groove and crystalline vocals that is at once the vicious edge and the calm eye of the storm.
Formed in 2007, the electronic project of Sebastien Laas (aka Jimmy Ginseng with Daily Vacation) has continued to evolve into experimental shoegaze riffs, reverb-drenched fuzzy guitars and hypnotic bass lines. Following in the line of My Bloody Valentine, Jesus & Mary Chain, Joy Division or Spacemen 3, Seb's first LP in 2010 ("This Is Aerial Space-Rock, Keep Your Hair On !!") is an achievement he still feels quite proud of today. Always staying instrumental with mantra-sculptured structures, cyclorama / easily merges the electronic project with the sounds of an amplified rock band complete with vintage guitars and the organic yet mechanically precise drums of Pit Reyland, who joined the band in 2009, followed by Yves Stephany on bass. This results in the recording of the amazing "Soundwave EP", released in October 2011. After a series of concerts until 2012 Seb decides to have a break and concentrate on writing an album that would reflect the true soul of cyclorama /. From more than 15 compositions, where Seb dived into his deepest inspiration, 9 pieces were chosen for the album "Astral Bender", to be released by Chez Kito Cat Records and recorded with Pit Reyland on drums. In 2014 Cyclorama / returns as a duo, with guitar, drums and laptop, but other musicians may well appear with the band for their live concerts in the next few months.