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Rock bands for next Situation gig at The Foxlowe

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: October 31, 2013


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TWO psychedelic rock bands will be performing at an arts centre this weekend.

Local music promoter's The Situation will be hosting their next event at the Foxlowe Arts Centre in leek on Friday (November 1). Headlining are Alfa 9, from Newcastle-under-Lyme, whose second album, Gone To Ground, was released earlier in the year. The band have taken things back to basics, focusing on three and four minute songs, great harmonies, clear guitar sounds and classic song structures.

The Situation's band-booker, Steve Hammersley, said: "Alfa 9 cite influences from the ’60s and early ’70s such as The Byrds, Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, but bring it bang up to date, on a par with contemporaries such as Tame Impala."

Also performing at the Situation's event on Friday are psychedelic rockers Psyence.

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Steve said: "Psyence are one of the youngest bands to feature on the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia line up, with flavours of Can, Dead Weather, and Tame Impala.

"These guys build tracks from practice room jams woven from hypnotic bass and synth lines.

"A powerful and transcendent live show burns Psyence's songs firmly into the brain whilst handily frying it at the same time. The band represent a departure from the dreary English guitar bands of the last few years and, equally, a thrilling reminder of the power of music to free both your mind and your dancing feet."

Rounding off the night's entertainment will be guest DJ Anthony, playing a range of music including 60's, Psych, Mod, Tropicalia, Soul, R&B, Jazz. All on vinyl and often original pressings and rare releases on two Technics decks. Tickets for this event are available online now and are priced at £4 (www.wegottickets.com/event/240636). The door price will be £5.

Steve added: "We anticipate the demand for this event will be high so best take advantage of this early opportunity to book your place. Doors open at 8.30pm, and the first act will be on-stage at or around 9pm."

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