Wed Sep 12 2018

8:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret

2321 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5T 3C9

$15.00 plus fees

Ages 19+

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Timbre Concerts proudly presents ISLAND With Guests The Blancos and Colby Morgan & the Catastrophes.

 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.

 

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ISLAND, The Blancos, Colby Morgan & The Catastrophes

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  • ISLAND

    ISLAND

    Rock

    “Making music that feels natural,” smile London four-piece ISLAND as one. “That’s the most important thing in the world to us.”

    No surprise then that this is a band whose history is characterised by old friendships, close bonds and almost telepathic mutual understanding; their music a combination of influences ranging from trad-folk to high-octane punk rock and encompassing everything in-between; their rapid rise through the underground of the organic, fan-led sort that most bands can only look over at with envious eyes.

    Forming as teenagers when frontman Rollo Doherty’s acoustic bedroom project was treated to the boisterous backing of guitarist Jack Raeder, bassist James Wolfe and drummer Toby Richards in a dingy windowless practice room where they began to painstakingly shape a sound which combined darkly twisting instrumental with a sweetly melodic song-writing nous that belied their age.

    The quartet released their debut EP ‘Girl’ in late 2015 and it shimmering refrains turned heads almost immediately. First single ‘Stargazer’ exploding onto Spotify’s much-coveted New Music Friday playlist and drawing attention for fans both domestically and internationally – to date the song has over 2 million plays on Spotify alone. 

    At the same time, the band’s live show, fearsomely tight and effervescently energetic through years of playing together week in, week out since their youth, sky-rocketed in popularity. Over the course of little more than a year, they sold out Dalston’s 150 capacity Victoria, Hackney’s 350 capacity Oslo, King’s Crosses 800 capacity Scala and headlined Charing Cross’s iconic Heaven, not to mention shows at The Great Escape, London Calling and Reeperbahn. All this achieved while unsigned and maintaining a fastidiously DIY ethic.

    Now, with the help of New York label Frenchkiss, the band are gearing up to release their hotly anticipated debut album, due in early 2018 and entitled ‘Feels Like Air’. It is resolutely a record which encapsulates everything the quartet have perfected thus far, whilst extending their dynamic range and reach further than ever.

    Indeed, ‘Feels Like Air’s rolling melancholy is expertly deployed, an album which ably bottles the lightening of ISLAND’s imperious live shows; recorded all in one room in just two weeks with sparing use of overdubs and no click track, it’s a sonic document that’s all about feel, all about capturing four musicians at their most unprocessed and uninhibited.

    “We’re incredibly proud of the album,” beams Wolfe “and we already can’t wait to get out and play it for as many people as we can.” “We’re a very outward looking band,” nods Richards, “and the aim is to keep pushing the horizons to be as broad as we can make them.”

    And having already made such a stellar impact, and with their singular creative vision at the centre of it all, ISLAND look set to be stars not just of the next couple of years, but for a very long time to come.

    All of it, like it’s the most natural thing in the world.

  • The Blancos

    The Blancos

    Rock

    Art should be polarizing. It should provoke some sensibilities and excite others. It shouldn’t just toe the line and be safe. Where’s the fun in that?

    Besides, it’s the artists that shake things up who we really care about, from Jim Morrison and Axl Rose to Kanye West and Trent Reznor.

    That brings us to The Blancos.

    As the story goes, the duo—Cory Hueston and Jayson Robbins—got their name from a homie of theirs during the months spent recording at a Brownsville studio in Brooklyn. They rolled up as literally, “The Blancos,” but could hang nonetheless. Since then, they’ve ingested way too many drugs, wrote not enough songs, and slept on just the right amount of floors to earn rockstar stripes.

    According to The Blancos, you should just take a listen, but the best way to describe their music is sex, drugs, and 808s. They’re the distillation of the last bit of genuine energy left in milquetoast indie and so-called alternative scene.

    “We just want to inspire or offend people,” exclaims Cory. “The politically correct world is killing art. Art is supposed to be a reflection of life, not paint a perfect picture of a world that does not exist. We’re in your face and—again, we don’t give a fuck.”

    That spirit caught LAVA Records founder Jason Flom off guard, and he immediately signed the band during late 2017. They had a caveat though. “They had to let us be ourselves,” adds Jayson.

    The first single “Know My Name” is proof. A claustrophobic cacophony of wiry guitars and gospel-size chants—“You gon’ know my name now”—organs swell and swirl like a revival ministry soundtracked by Yeezus and awash in promethazine-spiked Kool-Aid.

    “It’s about self-confidence, self-belief, and going through the struggle,” continues Cory. “That’s what we’ve done.”

    You’re going to know The Blancos’ name when their major label debut EP drops.

    If you love it, come join the cult.

    If it offends you…well, you know what to do.

  • Colby Morgan & The Catastrophes

    Colby Morgan & The Catastrophes

    Rock

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ISLAND, The Blancos, Colby Morgan & The Catastrophes

Wed Sep 12 2018 8:00 PM Doors

The Fox Cabaret Vancouver BC
ISLAND, The Blancos, Colby Morgan & The Catastrophes
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$15.00 plus fees Ages 19+

Timbre Concerts proudly presents ISLAND With Guests The Blancos and Colby Morgan & the Catastrophes.

 

For more info on Timbre Concerts and their upcoming concerts visit www.timbreconcerts.com.