It’s a Kutosisfest. Despite the Cardiff trio having slung their antsy, kinetic garage rock into local faces for a good few years now, their great debut album ‘Fanatical Love’ is only now approaching. Released by the excellent chaps at Barely Regal, FL is 10 tracks that display a pretty cocksure grasp on post-punk noisemongering, edging from turbocharged swagger to moody new wave guitarscapes while keeping the melodic hit rate constantly high.

Keef’s full review will be along shortly (along with a guide by the band themselves), but you can note these celebratory dates now. The first launch night happens in fine style at Chapter Arts Centre, taking over the monthly MovieMaker upcoming artists slot to show the ten music videos especially commissioned for the album. From Ellen Los Campesinos! to BAFTA dude Matt Brown to MovieMaker’s own hero Tom Betts, there’s some good stuff there, only some of them featuring the band being murdered. AND – live musical launching will take place at beautiful Clwb Ifor Bach a few days after, also with another of Keef’s fave bands Vvolves, as well as Without Maps and Effort’s winningly slack pop. PLUS – Kutosis take to the road with fellow Cardiff screamers Samoans for a jaunt that takes in Bristol’s Croft on the 13th. Time to get fanatical, he said poorly. 

Exciting change to the programme this month: in August we launched a contest to produce music videos for every track on Kutosis’ upcoming album, and on Monday 07/11 we’re going to be screening all the results! Admission is free and all are welcome. However, tickets still need to be collected from the box office and since so many of you lovely people have been coming lately (and the cinema only has 60 seats) it’s sometimes best to pick them up early. More details and links to previous films screened can be found on the MovieMaker blog at http://chaptermoviemaker.blogspot.com/. If you’d like more information, or have a film you’d like to show, please get in touch. Ideally submissions should be on DVD.

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Barely Regal Records presents…

KUTOSIS

VVOLVES

EFFORT

WITHOUT MAPS

Doors 7pm, £4 entry.

Tickets can be bought in advance from here:

http://www.wegottickets.com/event/139996

With Kutosis’ debut album (‘Fanatical Love’) being released on the 14th November 2011, we’ve decided to celebrate this momentous occasion with a live launch party on the 11/11/11 in Clwb Ifor Bach.

Kutosis will be performing a decent chunk of the new album that night (including some tracks which they’ve never played live before), with support from:

VVOLVES – http://vvolves.bandcamp.com/

EFFORT – http://noeffort.bandcamp.com/

WITHOUT MAPS – http://withoutmaps.bandcamp.com/

There will be bands, there will be beer, and there will be us attempting to hard sell you copies of the album so we can afford to make rent that month (good thing the record is mind-blowing, so we’ve got an easy job on our hands).

In all seriousness, we’ll have copies of the album (including the ltd edition versions, which come with a bonus DVD of videos for all the tracks), so the more impatient of you will be able to get your hands on a full three days before the official release date. More info on the release can be found on www.barelyregalrecords.com.

For those of you that can’t wait till even the 11th to hear the record in it’s entirey, you can pre-order ‘Fanatical Love’ from here:

http://kutosis.bandcamp.com/album/fanatical-love-pre-order-now

(If you’re interested in reviewing this show drop us a line at press@barelyregalrecords.com)

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  • Doors: 8:00 PM
  • Price: £5
  • Entry: 16+
  • Room: Front Bar

Offbeat Promotions presents:

Kutosis

+ Samoans + Winston Egbert

Sunday 13 November @ The Croft, Bristol

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