As the year draws to a close, we picked our favourite Albums of 2017.
The Evil Usses are a band like no other. Their wild and exhilarating live shows flow fluidly between thoughtful composition and improvisation as they venture into a dense jungle of sounds and influences, clearing their singular path with sharp melodies and heavy grooves. All of this, as well as the wide dynamics and playful humour of this unique Bristolian quartet can somehow be found in the mix they made for us this month. Press play and enjoy!
- Dieterich & Barnes – Special Questions
- Der Maurer – Da Sacrae Symphoniae: Canzon A Suonar, N°4
[Trovarobato Parade ]
- Deerhoof – Siriustar
- Jimi Hendrix – One Rainy Wish
[Track Record / Reprise]
- Taos Humm – RC
[Stolen Body / Howling Owl Record]
- Haruomi Hosono – Cosmic Surfin’
[Cosmic Surfin' / Passion Flower]
- Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo – Moon Gas
- The Space Lady – Ghost Riders In The Sky
- Strange U – Shots
[High Focus Records]
- Smog – I am Star Wars!
[Drag City / Matador]
- John Cooper Clarke – Evidently Chickentown
- Captain Beefheart – When It Blows Its Stacks
- Eric Chenaux – Amazing Backgrounds
- Richard Dawson – The Bamburg Beast
[Pink Triangle / Domino]
- Robert Palmer – Woke up Laughing
- Jib Kidder – Dozens
- Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Envelop
March is set to end on a very strong note, with The Evil Usses‘ new album Amateur Pro Wrestling dropping on March 31st through Stolen Body Records. The Bristol quartet had already enticed us with ‘Gambino‘, the first single taken from the album. They are doing it again, with the album’s second single ‘Pre Op Pop’ clearly making it one of this year’s highlights. The track comes with a kaleidoscopic video. Watch it now.
To celebrate the release of Amateur Pro Wrestling, The Evil Usses are embarking on an extensive UK tour, kicking off in Stroud on March 11th and including a show at London’s 93 Feet East on March15th. Known for the exhilarating energy of their performances, if you haven’t seen The Evil Usses live, you are missing out. Check out the full set of live dates below:
11/03/17 – The Prince Albert, Stroud
12/03/17 – The Bay Horse Inn, Totnes
15/03/17 – 93 Feet East, London
17/03/17 – Old Road Tavern, Chippenham
18/03/17 – Cliffs Margate, Cliftonville
19/03/17 – Royal Oak, Bath
22/03/17 – Texture, Manchester
24/03/17 – Sunbird Records, Darwen
25/03/17 – Kazimier Garden, Liverpool
26/03/17 – The Ale Stop, Buxton
31/03/17 – Bar Loco, New Castle
01/04/17 – Source, Carlisle
02/04/17 – The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh
28/04/17 – Dartington Estate, Totnes
29/04/17 – Sticky Mikes, Brighton
28/05/17 – Stroud Jazz Festival
11/08/17 – Celebration Days Festival (FR)
18/08/17 – ArcTanGent Festival
2017 is being graced with a cornucopia of exciting releases. This includes Bristol’s The Evil Usses, known for the exhilarating energy of their live performances, and broad spectrum of sounds amalgamating “rocky notjazz, jazzy notrock, post-op pop, notmuch and a lot else”, as they put it themselves. The quartet have lifted the curtain on their next full-length album, Amateur Pro Wrestling, set for release on March 31st via Stolen Body Records.
‘Gambino’ is the first single to emerge and it serves as a hell of a taster for Amateur Pro Wrestling. The track comes with an excellent and amusing video filmed by Yoshino Shigihara. Watch it now on full screen and prepare to dance.