Great Ytene + RAVENS
Saturday 15 April 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£5 advance / £4 concession / £6 on the door / £5 concession on the door
Great Ytene brings you shimmery guitar-pop band. A band built upon deconstruction and reassembly. In order to create something that felt truly complete, they had to tear down everything that had come before. From their formative years as ‘Colours’, to their reemergence as Great Ytene (taking their name from an old term for the New Forest, which is where they all grew up), they replaced sounds, members and even their name before they felt truly comfortable in their collective skin.
So, it’s quite fitting that in 2015 Great Ytene lost a full album’s worth of material to a technological worm hole. It was just another clean slate. It was the best thing that could have happened. The band spent six months writing new songs, perfecting their shape, pulling them apart and piecing them back together until Locus was in exactly the right place.
Locus, Great Ytene’s first full length LP since their self- titled debut (via Bella Union) in 2014, sees the band moving forward to explore darker themes. The name ‘Locus’ refers to the attempt to pin-point exact moments in time when an event took place. This idea is explored lyrically throughout the album, even as the music loops and pushes back.
If you are looking for like-minded contemporary peers then look no further than the grey and black post-punk of the likes of Disappears and Preoccupations. At times waves of noise are underpinned by tight, rigid rhythms, at others they’re allowed to spill over the edges to create disquiet landscapes.
The album was recorded and mixed in East London at Holy Mountain with producer and long-time collaborator Iggy B, mixed by MJ (Hookworms) at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds & mastered by Joe Caithness of Subsequent Mastering. It’s released via Faux Discx on February 17, 2017.
“Great Ytene make their psych dreamy and mesmeric, so much so, in fact, that they make explicit the influence of psychedelia on krautrock, shoegaze and baggy” The Guardian
Formed in Coventry and comprising of three members, RAVENS play a unique blend of Post-Punk and Dream-Pop to create a haunting yet melodic sound. Inspired by the noises of The Jesus And Mary Chain and the heartbreak of The Cure, expect hypnotic drums, Infectious guitar riffs and fuzzy bass.
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