Live upstairs at The Bodega • 14+ event • early doors
- Wednesday 5th December 2012
- Supported by: The Amber Herd
- Doors open: at 7:00pm
Five people are onstage at a filthily sweating Falcon in 1997. They are making an extraordinarily cosmic rock sound where songs seem to last for light years with so many peaks and troughs and pop-battered pockmarks one can barely guess where the next power chord is going to come from. Except that most of the 200 people with the dropped jaws in the Camden back room do know when that next power chor d is arriving because Ultrasound have been the worst-kept secret on London’s toilet circuit for months. And as well as preaching to the converted tonight they are also reaching out to some of the mightiest Presidential players in the A&R firmament, who are metaphorically waving comedy-sized chequebooks. It’s prog. It’s proper. It’s panic. It’s Punk Floyd. It’s Ultrasound, and it’s going to end in tears.
And so we’re back, watching five people onstage at a gently sweating Bull & Gate in 2010. They are making an extraordinarily cosmic rock sound where songs seem to last for light years with so many peaks and troughs and pop-battered pockmarks one can barely guess where the next power chord is going to come from. Except that most of the 200 people with the massive grins in the Kentish Town back room do know when that next power chord is arriving because they are hearing ‘Same Band’ and ‘Stay Young’ and ‘Suckle’ for the first time for a decade. No major label presidents, no comedy chequebooks, just a lot of amazement and not a little bit of love. It’s Ultrasound, and this time it’s not going to end in tears.
plus support: THE AMBER HERD
The Amber Herd are a five piece post punk/ alt rock band from Nottingham.
The band have self- released two singles and one e.p. to date and have spent the last year playing some very prestigious festival gigs at Bearded Theory, High Voltage, Headstock ?and Glastonwick ?as well as headline shows in London and Nottingham and supports to Dead Wolf Club and Milagres in Leicester and CUD in Nottingham.
In the past the band have also played with the likes of Delays, Sound of Guns and That Petrol Emotion at The Rescue Rooms and the Bodega.
Plans for 2013 involve more touring, including further festival shows. The band will also be recording and releasing their first full length album and will be debuting some of the new songs at The Bodega on 5th December.
Local media has said that The Amber Herd are “a cracking band...one to be watching", “Nottingham's best kept secret?" and "Mind blowing!"
Over the last year they have received airplay and played live sessions on BBC Radio Nottingham (the Beat with Dean Jackson, and John Holmes’ show) University of Nottingham Radio, Fly FM, Sherwood Radio and Trent Sound. The band have also been featured in The Nottingham Evening Post, The Derbyshire Times, Nottingham Live and Live@ magazines and appeared on podcasts for Leftlion, Nusic and Soundsashire.
".... both blissfully melancholic indie and uplifting stripped-back folk and comes to a sprawling, open-mouthed finish with an almost Velvet Underground-esque wall of sound, acoustics flitting between prog keyboard stabs and all buried under Neil Beards' darkly overdriven Mary Chain guitar. Nottingham's best kept secret?" thiscitymagazine