SHORTPARIS (RUSSIA) // I AM LONO // BABY TAP
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About The Event
Shortparis are a once seen and never forgotten experience. So from the moment we first set eyes on them at last year's MENT Ljubljana showcase event in Slovenia we've been following their every move since.
Hailing from St Petersburg, they're part of a new generation of Russian bands spearheading one of the most exciting scenes to emerge from Eastern Europe in years. Combining fractured electronica with nuanced pop featuring exalted vocals sang in Russian, French and English set to one of the most theatrical live shows on the planet. Shortparis have been compared to Erasure, Nine Inch Nails, Front 242, Bronski Beat, The Hidden Cameras, Nitzer Ebb and Einsturzende Neubaten without specifically sounding like any of them.
This marks the band's first ever tour of the UK and we're delighted to be hosting their maiden show in Nottingham during a week that will see them play Liverpool Sound City and The Great Escape in Brighton.
"Ambitious, bombastic, incredibly pretentious, erotic, thrilling, impossible to pin down, vaguely deviant, fun to dance to and full of revolutionary potential" - The Quietus
"A band trying to smash five decades of music with an electrified cricket bat" - Gigwise
"This is a true death disco – a post-industrial dark and thrilling ride on the dark side that you can dance to. A thrilling combination of electronics and post-punk deconstruction with operatic vocals" - Louder Than War
"Spellbinding... Monstrous slabs of dark, electronic soul and pulverising New Beat" - Drowned In Sound
I Am Lono
I Am Lono are a four-piece from Nottingham whose music couples post-punk sensibilities with experimental passages of an avant garde nature. Fusing electronics with angular guitar melodies, they've been compared to the likes of Gary Numan, The Faint, Depeche Mode, These New Puritans and Suicide among others. While the band's live shows have established them as one of the city's most forward thinking, inventive acts as anyone at their recent show with Spotlight Kid will testify.
"Searing electronic sounds... A real assault on the senses" - BBC Introducing
"Inspired by the colder side of post-punk" - Drowned In Sound
"Epic and pop with dark undercurrents" - Rough Trade
"Wailing synths and brittle, ice-cold drums that spiral skyward in a way not heard since The Cure’s early-eighties Goth classic 'Faith'" - Left Lion
A mixture of cyberpunk, hip hop, lo-fi beats and futurewave that can be aggressive and noisy one minute then delicate and fun the next.
Advance Tickets: £6 from Gigantic.
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