Irrepressible gargage rock/RnB legend Mark Sultan (aka BBQ), Fat Earthers plus further special guests and Fuzz Tones DJs at Southsea’s finest, most elegant boozer: The Wave Maiden.
MARK SULTAN (BBQ) [Dirty Water Records]
Mark is a Berlin-based rock n' roller from Québec with a voice as charming as it is fierce; his oft rambunctious guitar style perfectly complemented by a deeply soulful voice unafraid to careen from romantic to raw territories. Yet we are now also seeing Mark hint at a deeper side to the 60s psychedelic pastures he previously delved into...
Earning the respect of legends like Jon Spencer and Bradford Cox alongside his past work with King Khan and the Black Lips (see: Almighty Defenders), Sultan 'doesn't simply revive old sounds and old excitements; he ingests them, digests them, and regurgitates them as something new and personal' [Pitchfork]
Mark has been releasing some of the finest garage RnB for the last decade on some of the most exciting labels the west has to offer [see Dirty Water/In The Red/Slovenly/Sub Pop/HoZac/Norton/Bomp!/Fat Possum/Goner/Vice], garnering a name for himself as one of the finest purporters of the garage sound that has steadily grown thanks to Mark and contemporaries like Ty Segall, Oh Sees, Jay Reatard, The Dirtbombs, Jon Spencer and the Black Lips.
“For new record Let Me Out, Sultan lets his own voice shine more effusively than ever before. Through 13 tracks filled with his signature moody, ’60s inspired garage rock ’n’ roll, his unmistakeable vocals, instantly transportive to rock’s most vintage moments, breathe new life and bridge periods of time to convey the kind of music that stays with you long after it’s over. After all these years, Let Me Out further cements Sultan’s ingenuity and enterprise as someone who has no chance of slowing down, but this time the world might finally be catching up.’” – Shindig!
'...There's a powerful, surprisingly complicated interplay of emotional currents in these songs, so that even in the most overt party anthems have a raw and wounded underbelly. That's probably what makes them interesting, in a way that most 1960s-referencing garage rock is not. Mark Sultan breathes fire into genres that, in most hands, only gather dust. He's learned to embrace his anger, and if that doesn't save rock 'n' roll, it does at least make for a gripping take on it.' -- Dusted Magazine
'A criminally underappreciated garage rock cult hero who puts on a one-man-band live show so sincerely passionate that he makes most primitive rock 'n' roll revivalists look like cynical imposters...anyone who believes in him needs to pick up this one-take improvised stream-of-consciousness limited-edition live album...deranged but brilliant.' -- NOW Toronto
'The best one man band alive. If you don't believe me, watch him perform. It is absolutely otherworldly and will blow your mind.' -- London Times
Official site/FB: http://www.marksultan.com/
New single! https://soundcloud.com/dirty-water-records/mark-sultan-coffin-nails
FAT EARTHERS [Prison Records]
Fat Earthers combining drum, guitar and lyric in a psychedelic punky sweat driven haze, once again leaves you questioning everything. A riff-filled two man explosion. Expect wildness. Expect weirdness. Expect a roaring combination of British garage punk with a side order of psychedelics, conspiracy theories and lots of sweat.
'It’s a primal racket that sounds like an early Sub-Pop band playing Spiral Scratch on shit-loads of drugs.' - Louder Than War
Chet Wynne is Adam Rickman's current solo endeavour. A talented guitarist and noise improvisor, Rickman draws upon influences as varied as Son House and Odd Nosdam, through to Nick Drake and Hype Williams to create a white blues circumventing cliché and evolving into something gothic; something simultaneously clandestine and opaque.
Rickman is perhaps best known thus far for his work inside the fiercely intense ManReads, the cracked pseudo-country of The Stallions and his artistic design for You're Smiling Now But We'll All Turn Into Demons among others.
Here we see him transcend his prior experiments. A new endeavour that has drawn favourable comparisons to
Sonic Youth and The Cure, yet different to the two. Yielding to his love of the blues, Chet Wynne delivers something altogether more sombre and skewiff.
FUZZ TONES DJs
The Fuzz Tones gentlemen deal in unique happenings. Specialising in an eclectic mix of sixties and contemporary Psychedelic Pop & Soul; Garage Rock; Rhythm & Blues; Acid Punk; Shoegaze; Space Rock and Neo-Psychedelia. Be sure to join Fuzz Tones to experience minds bending, colours swirling, patterns colliding, and sounds reverberating at a feel good, fuzzed up freak-out.
Bands until 22:30 then DJs to follow
Tickets available shortly: £7.50 adv.; £9.50 OTD.
We are sad to announce that due to unforseen circumstances the wonderful Horseflies can no longer play for us this Saturday. Please do check out their output in the meantime.
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