Wooden Shjips play the Annandale next Thursday, March 11 with special guests Naked On The Vague and Circle Pit. Tickets on sale now from the venue.
Wooden Shjips (that’s not a typo) is a quartet who play rock n roll in a style heavily influenced by the experimentalism of psychedelia, classical minimalism and garage rock excess. Started as an experiment in rhythmic primitivism and group improvisation, the current lineup brings a more structured rock approach to its performances. Their songs sound something akin to the icy garage rock of early Echo & The Bunnymen crossed with the sun-bleached tremolo-punk of the Scientists. There are hints of krautrock, the trance-inducing organ haze of Suicide, Deerhunter style dance-drone, classic desert-fried garage psych and the mysterious, obscure Japanese lysergic-rock band Les Rallizes Denudes all mixed into one explosive whole.
WOODEN SHJIPS AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
BRISBANE: FRI MAR 5 @ THE HI FI
w/ Deerhoof, Tenniscoats and Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard.
Tickets on sale now from www.thehifi.com.au
MEREDITH: SUN MAR 6 @ GOLDEN PLAINS FESTIVAL.
GEELONG: MON MAR 8 @ National Hotel
with special guests The Stabs + Divide and Dissolve.
Tickets on sale now from Oztix: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=14183&promoID=100
MELBOURNE: WED MAR 10 @ East Brunswick Club
with extra special guests Kim Salmon & The Surrealists + Breathing Shrine + DJ Ka-Splosion. Tickets on sale from The East box office: http://www.eastbrunswickclub.com/bookings.php?gigid=4
SYDNEY: THU MAR 11 @ Annandale
with Naked On The Vague + Circle Pit. Tickets on sale now from the venue, phone: 02 9550 1078 or http://www.annandalehotel.com/anh/eventdetails.asp?id=2221
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