30 Silver Street, Reading, RG1 2ST

Wall Of Sound: Love Love Live

£5 adv / £7 on the door

Mark Jones, pioneer behind Wall Of Sound Records, invites you to experience some of his favourite new discoveries in Love Love Live, the first in a series of new music happenings.

Hot Sauce Pony head up tonight, as they unleash their sound of explosive and brutal beauty.  Described as a a collision of the crushing and the delicate” by Soundblab, the sound is their own self-styled genre of ‘avant hard’ with echoes of hardcore, grunge and punk and topped off with the exquisite, sultry vocals of Caroline Gilchrist.  Imagine Deerhunter and Mudhoney facing off while Marianne Faithful grabs the mic.

Their debut album is due for release early next year, recorded and engineered with Steve Albini (Pixies, Nirvana, PJ Harvey) at his Electrical Audio studios in Chicago with his trademark sound very much apparent.  It follows the success of their controversial debut HSP single Fenced In, a raucous and heartfelt protest against gentrification and social apartheid.  With their recent track Burnt Ends debuting at BBC 6Musicthey’ve been described by Marc Riley as “Pretty Special”.

China Bears return to Reading with their self-styled soirée of alt.indie rock, as they combine ambient guitars, choral vocals and raw lyrical talent.  Picking up attention across the board from Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, John Kennedy and BBC Introducing, they have been called upon to support bands from Declan McKenna to The Big Moon and have been booked for a whole host of festivals this summer, with their recent track Night Calls and their live sound commented on as “A bunch of strong sounding melodies” by Steve Lamacq at BBC 6Music 

Kicking off this evening are The Purple Lights as they deliver a sound clash of rock and reggae topped off with loopstation magic within a sound that reflects the upbeat buoyancy of Vampire Weekend, Reginald Omas Mamode IV's distinctive take on Afrobreat to the free-flowing wig outs of Fuck Buttons.  Watch as an “atmosphere of studied cool turns into glorious carnage” (GIITTV)

Tickets £5 in advance from Skiddle, £7 on the door.

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