THE BOTS+ TABLE SCRAPS + OCEANIA
The Bots recorded their first album together when they were just 15 and 12 years old. They self-released their first three EPs and completed two Vans Warped Tours, countless European festivals, and support tours with Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Blur, Refused, and Bad Brains. This was all before releasing their EP, Sincerely Sorry, on FADER Label in 2013, which spurred The New York Times to predict, “They are on the cusp of stardom”.
The Bots’ debut full-length album, Pink Palms, was released in October 2014. The LA Times premiered the record and called it “a mash of frenetic garage rock and lush indie rock.” Zane Lowe premiered the first single, ‘All I Really Want’, on his BBC Radio 1 show, proclaiming, “The Bots make brilliant, weird rock & roll music. And the future – a big part of it – belongs to them.”
They duo have already kicked off 2015 in winning fashion with their being named “L.A.’s most celebrated rock duo” by LA Weekly and featured in Interview Magazine’s “15 Faces of 2015”. They made their national TV debut on Late Night with Seth Meyers, in February 2015, performing their single ‘Blinded’.
Watch the video for ‘Blinded’ below:
Plus support from TABLE SCRAPS
Barely a year old, and yet the duo of Scott Vincent Abbott (formerly of The Big Bang) and Poppy Twist (formerly of Poppy & The Jezebels) have already developed a sizeable reputation for their fuzz and tape-echo drenched punk noise, built over a stand-up drum set and a single guitar fed through four amps. The duo’s feverish live appearances last year rapidly led to shows with some of the UK’s most exciting acts, including Fat White Family, The Amazing Snakeheads, God Damn and YAK – as well as supporting U.S. acts King Tuff, The Garden and Kid Congo Powers.
And while their debut single release ‘Bug’ was a highlight of 2014 – coming in at just a minute and a half long (“because that’s all it takes”) and picking up widespread praise – now the band are set to release their full-blooded, fuzz-driven debut album More Time For Strangers on June 5th, preceded by latest single ‘Electricity’ released in April. More Time For Strangers is released as a limited edition 12” vinyl and digital download through Table Scraps’ own Hells Teeth imprint in the UK, and on cassette via Burger Records subsidiary Wiener Records in the UK and US.
One thing’s for sure, it’s going to be hard to keep these two quiet over the next year.
Watch the video for ‘Electricity’ below:
Plus opening support from OCEANIA
With a love of all things classic rock, Oceania are a West Midlands trio combining symphonies of smooth bass, tight drumming, and honey-dripped guitar. The three-piece recently released their new track ‘Alsatia’, blending pop melodies reminiscent of The Police, but with an edge mimicking that of Alice in Chains, tightened together with sweet scented vocals.
Listen to ‘Alsatia’ below: