Posts Tagged 'That Fucking Tank'

Protectors/Digger Barnes/Achtung Everybody!/Jimmy Islip/Get Human @ The Fox & Newt

Yeah yeah I know, I said no more gigs but when Bombed Out Records come calling, who knows what happens when you say no?  This little shin-dig is a warm up for the main event the following day at The Well but should provide some pretty awesome entertainment for the good people of Leeds on a cold Friday night!

The gig takes place at The Fox & Newt (just a minute away from The Well) in their suprisingly well kitted out gig room (and check out the amazingly cheap and tasty food before the gig!), performing for you on the night we have…

Protectors – Wakefield’s finest!  Gradually becoming Legends in the locality of Yorkshire (and hopefully soon and beyond).  Having plied their trade in such previous greats as Nathanial Green, Dugong, Chopper and Pylon these lads know how to rock out a tune or two.  Evoking Supergrass and Guided By Voices their indie ditties are well worth checking out.

Digger Barnes – all the way from Hamburg, this travelling troubedour was last seen over these shores with Austin Lucas and left quite a mark.  If you’re into Richmond Fontaine and the like then be sure to get down!

Achtung Everybody! Fast, tight and sexy.  And that’s just frontman Benny’s legs when he’s on his bike.  AE! don’t play enough gigs due to several complicated reasons (disorganisation apparently one of the more prevelant ones), so make sure you get to see them here.  Technical yet catchy punk rock not a million miles from Strike Anywhere and all that.

Jimmy Islip.  Yes he of That Fucking Tank, The Magnificent, Kill Yourself and Milloy but on his tod!  Singing bittersweet acoustic anthems.  Check out his split with Helen Chambers, Sam Russo and Chuck Ragan.  Good times.

Get Human.  Er it’s me new band innit!  Don’t let that put you off.  I’d like to think we sound like Snuff, J-Church or Sicko but I’d also like a lot of things so don’t put too much weight on that.

£4 in, bands from 7.30

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The Magnificent @ The Windmill Brixton 11.04.10

The Magnificent @ The Windmill Brixton 11.04.10

I’m so glad to finally have a Mag’s set up here.  The members of The Magnificent have done/do time in That Fucking Tank, Buzzkill, and 86 so you know you’re dealing with Leeds punk’s finest here.  Regardless of their past and other bands The Mag’s are a band to be taken on their own.  If you’re missing The Tone (and who isn’t?!) then this is the direction you should be going, mixing up street punk (of Ringers, Offshore Radio and Rancid variety) with a strong power-pop edge ala The Replacements or Bruce Springsteen.  Not afraid to speak their mind, put in some graft and shock horror have some fun with it; The Mags’ are a gang first and a band second and I for one can bop to that.  This heckle filled set is also unique in that the band explain the meaning (some true, some well…) behind their songs and I’m glad to have captured them in fine fettle.

Enjoy then pop over to their website and purchase their wonderful album ‘Pay The Crimes’ which is out via the awesome awesome label that is Boss Tunage.

Here’s the set as mastered by the Mag’s own Jimmy, cheers dude, I reckon the other sets should sound better thanks to his tutition!

Set List:

WALK A MILE IN MY JEANS

DOCTOR AND THE FREEZE-UP

SIX BEERS

WORKING MEN’S CLUB (PART III)

BBQS AND GRASSHOPPERS

IT’S NOT ENOUGH

BUY MORE CRAP

CITIZEN X

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