Wednesday, 20 March 2013

UPCOMING! Wavves + Fidlar+ Cheatas at La Sala Rossa | Saturday April 6th

UPCOMING! Wavves + Fidlar + Cheatas at La Sala Rossa | Saturday April 6th


3 bands performing at La Sala Rossa on Saturday, April 6th. Wavves + Fidlar + Cheatas will hit the stage for what's sure to be full of indie experimental excitement.



Named for his fear of the ocean, Wavves, the skuzzy project of San Diego slacker Nathan Williams, is a blend of distorted no-fi and refined sunshiny melodies. Charmingly messy, most of his lyrics, while difficult to decipher, generally revolve around the subjects of weed, boredom, and the beach -- when he isn't poking jabs at the gloomy subculture of goth rock (a common theme, found in "Goth Girls," "California Goths," "Summer Goths," "Surf Goths," and "Beach Goths").

Wavves was conceived just after Williams, at age 21, quit his job as a clerk at Music Trader, while he was dividing his free time between skateboarding, writing for his hip-hop blog, Ghost Ramp, and making music using an '80s Tascam cassette recorder and Garage Band software. Due to his inexperience with the program, the result of one month's worth of bedroom recording sessions was two full albums of songs: all completely mangled by overdriven inputs. Rather than scrapping the material, he embraced the in-the-red aesthetic and started promoting the songs online. Wavves was quickly embraced and touted as "the next big thing" by Internet music critics and fellow bloggers.



In the midst of an underground skate punk resurgence, with bands likeCerebral Ballzy and Trash Talk garnering internet attention, FIDLAR was formed in Los Angeles. Influenced by So-Cal punk rockers like Offspring and blink-182, as well as older bands from the area -- which they learned about from their dad’s record collection; he was the guitarist of T.S.O.L. -- Max Kuehn and his brother Elvis were playing punk shows by their teens. By the time they were out of high school, Zac Carper and Brandon Schwartzel joined up. Later the group went the D.I.Y. route and started a home-spun label to record material, while embracing the reaches of the internet and making several videos to promote their music, and as motivation to film their drunken antics. Mom & Pop signed the group in 2012 for their debut album, FIDLAR, which was released in early 2013.



The debut release on Wichita from their latest signings, Cheatahs, is an electrifying blend of raucous guitars, driving drums and breathy vocals.Recorded and mixed in London by the band, the SANS EP sees Cheatahs up the ante set by their Coared EP and will maintain their position as much-tipped ones to watch.


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