ERRORS+ VICTORIES AT SEA + UBRE BLANCA + CHRIS WAVE DJ SET
Glasgow ‘post-electro’ trio Errors were formed in 2004 as a bedroom-based electronic project. They were quickly signed to Rock Action Records, the label developed by fellow Glaswegians Mogwai. Their debut album Its Not Something But It Is Like Whatever was released in June 2008 and drew them comparisons to American band Battles. Following the album release, the band also enjoyed support slots with the likes of Forward Russia, 65daysofstatic and Mogwai.
In 2010 the band released their second full length album Come Down With Me, following this with a co-headline tour with fellow Scots The Twilight Sad. 2012 saw the band release two further albums, Have Some Faith in Magic and the 8-track mini album New Relics.
Error’s new album Lease of Life is released on the 23rd March 2015 and follows their tour with the Scottish band Chvrches.
Watch the video for ‘Slow Rotor’ below:
Plus support from VICTORIES AT SEA
Emerging from the concrete paradise of Birmingham, Victories at Sea’s debut EP was released on Static Caravan Records in July 2013. A vivacious combination of electronic hooks, soaring guitars and dolorous wordplay this is a band riding high critically having recently been championed by the likes of the NME, The Guardian, Clash Magazine and XFM’s John Kennedy. The band have toured with the likes of Editors, Savages and Tall Ships and recently completed recording of their debut album due for release in 2015.
“Soon enough they’ll be sweeping the rest of the UK up in a tidal wave” - Clash Music, Track of the Day
“With boundless energy, a relentless beat, and plentiful transcending synths, Victories at Sea are certainly a band to watch out for this year” - Crack in the Road
Watch the video for ‘Up’ below:
And opening support from UBRE BLANCA
Formed from the ashes of Shitdisco and Divorce, Glasgow duo Ubre Blanca released their second EP Terminal Island on November 3rd. The release sees Remember Remember drummer Andy Brown and former Shitdisco man Joel Stone build the 80s-inspired synths-and-drums sound found on their debut EP Polygon Mountain, which received a four-star review from The Skinny.
Brown says “On Polygon Mountain we were taking cues from science fiction and space disco, with Terminal Island we’ve instead attempted to capture the drug-fuelled aggression, tension and emotion of 1980s action films & TV; stuff like Assault On Precinct 13, The Warriors and Miami Vice”.
Listen to ‘Red Skies’ below:
Plus DJ set from CHRIS WAVE (THE SEVENTH WAVE)
The Seventh Wave airs at 5pm each Thursday on Scratch – Birmingham’s favourite Student and Community Radio Station. You have had cold wave, dark wave , minimal wave … and a compliment to these will now be The Seventh Wave.
You will hear minimal synth, ambient techno, EBM, industrial. We will cover the inner and outer reaches of all things electronica and everything in between.
To give you an idea of that journey you will get the old (Cabaret Voltaire), the new (Boards Of Canada), the obscure (Decades By Night), the local artist (Evil Alien) and the outright indulgent (Michael Cretu).
You will hear long forgotten gems and some fresh / exciting sounds from new artists.
Listen again here.