Thanks to all who came down to Go Bang! and made it another great night of dancing and dodgy mixing. Big congratulations to Birthday Sex on a storming first gig, reckon you’ll be hearing a lot about these guys in future - remember, you saw ‘em here first!
Here are a few photos taken by Claire Leonard -
And here is a selection of what I remember playing -
LA Vampires & Zola Jesus - Looking In
Cluster - Rotor
Legowelt - Ocean Arrow
The Leather Nun - FFA
Big Black - The Model
Super Wild Horses - Fifteen
Happy Refugees - Screaming and Shouting
Indian Jewelry - Bombing Nightclubs
Publicist - Momma
Arthur Russell - This is How We Walk on the Moon (Youth Edit)
Jimmy Edgar - Hush
Chandeliers - Sugarscoop
Catcall - Swimming Pool
Tussle - Elephants Meandering
Mi Ami - Echo
Allez Allez - She Stirring Up (Optimo RMX)
Storm Queen - Look Right Through
Midnight Savari - Rimshots
Bush Tetras - Stand Up and Fight
Gay Marvine - To Hell With Cheap Wine
Mathematiques Modernes - Disco Rough
Magnetic Soul - Blue Flame
Hell Interface - Midas Touch
We’re back next month with something special.
Go Bang! was ace on Saturday night - great crowd, great atmosphere. Thanks to Patrick Kelleher for playing, Simon Mateer for doing sound and the 250-300 punters who crammed into the Deer’s Head and danced the bit out. Here are a few cool photos of Patrick, taken by Claire Miskimmin -
And here is some of what I can remember playing, in no order:
Soft Metals - The Cold Word Melts
Sonic Youth - Making the Nature Scene
Oreda - To the Sea
Scorpion Violente - Viol Et Revanche
Black Dice - Smiling Off (DFA RMX)
Los Massieras - Alrighty!
Krikor - God Will Break It All
//Tense// - Turn It Off (Valis RMX)
Trans Am - Apparent Horizon
Silicon Teens - You Got Me
Sarsparilla - Pop N Rock
Liaisons Dangereuses - Puet Etre…Pas
New Order - Temptation
Discodeine - Hypnotize
Dirtbombs - Good Life
Publicist - Chain Gang
Mi Ami - Hard Up
Sexual Harassment - Exercise Your Ass Off
Midnight Magic - Beam Me Up (Jacques Renault RMX)
Dinosaur L - Go Bang!
Jump - Funkatarium
David Bowie - New Career in Town
Sylvester - Do You Wanna Funk?
Talking Heads - This Must Be The Place (Live)
We’re back on Saturday 19th March with some special guests, see you then.
It is a real Daniel Martin-McCormick love-in at Deformative this week but he is one of the most inspiring people making music right now, so what of it. I’ve loved watching the evolution of Mi Ami over the last few years - from the raucous tropicalia of their African Rhythms 12”, which was then stretched to new lengths on their debut album Watersports.
…to the A Towers Fall and Cut Men/Out At Night 12” that followed and gave a glimpse of both the intense, frantic rhythms and dubbed-out soundscapes that would make-up second album, Steal Your Face.
And now, after dropping a member, the band have taken the route already traversed by Martin-McCormick in his Sex Worker and Ital projects and become a leftfield, party-jam duo, as evidenced on new 12” Dolphins. Here’s the video for Hard-Up, directed by Amanda Brown (Pocahaunted/LA Vampires/NNF/100% Silk), and you can listen to the rest of the tracks on Mi Ami’s SoundCloud.
Dolphins is out on the 15th March through Thrill Jockey.