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Tubelord - ‘Our First American Friends’

Iain Moffat
Iain Moffat 8 October at 15.00
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Bizarrely, most of this album qualifies as post-math-punk...

'Your Bed Is Kind Of Frightening' and 'Somewhere Out There Is A Dog On Fire' may just be the best-titled opening brace of songs of the decade, but, brilliantly, the daftness doesn't stop there. Bizarrely, most of this album qualifies as post-math-punk, yet its remarkable intricacies constantly collide headlong with feral guitar veering (there's a point midway through the mighty whirly 'Propeller' not unlike XTC tackling 'You Made Me Realise'), wilfully impenetrable lyrics about daydreaming dinosaurs and floaty monster goblins and, oh yes, LOTS! OF! SHOUTING! Sound of the underground, indeed; Tubelord are a positively thrilling trainwreck of a proposition.

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Tubelord Postpone Remainder Of Tour

Bad news for anyone who was hoping to catch Tubelord on the remaining dates of their UK tour: the band have unfortunately had to postpone them due to illness.

In a statement on their Facebook, they said: "We've had to postpone/cancel the rest of the shows due to illness. Apologies to anyone who was planning on attending. We'll be out again in January. Keep your eyes peeled!"

The dates affected are:

OCTOBER
19 - FALMOUTH Watersports Centre
20 - CARDIFF SWN Festival
21 - BRIGHTON Haunt
22 - HASTINGS Flairz
23 - TUNBRIDGE WELLS Forum

Boo!

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