Hats off, then, to Easter; enabling 72-hour drinking and the binge-eating of rabbit-shaped chocolates since 1871. As is customary on these occasions, the tireless Loose have put together a budget-priced alldayer, this time spread between two floors of 10 Feet Tall; relaxed acoustic loveliness of varying stripes upstairs in the afternoon, with more noisy fun in the less salubrious surrounds of Undertone later on. Hey, the baby Jesus died on a cross for your sins; navigating the toilets in Undertone is the least you can do in thanks.
THREATMANTICS will revel in a boozy, late-night slot here; their clamourous, viola-streaked folk-rock thump always hits the spot but there’s something about their demeanour when a room needs winning over or keeping going that really captivates. A steely stare between vocalists, the songs untethered and careering to a halt. We’ve already recently noted how you need to check out Oakland’s hyperactive jazz/hardcore skronk maniacs NO BABIES, who by happy accident are in the area this weekend and if there’s any justice will exfoliate a room full of tipsy faces with sheer volume. No word how H. HAWKLINE will line up, but whether three-piece wiggy Krautrock/Jonathan Richman pop nuggets or troubled solo acoustic laments it’ll be special as ever. Dedicated chap, that Evans; he’s also the best thing at Gwdihw’s own alldayer the same day. Earlier on there’s swoonsome, spare acoustic plucking and to-die-for harmonies from BAREFOOT DANCE OF THE SEA and Threatmantics guitarist ANDREW LEWIS‘ own solo-with-band spot to look out for amongst others, and with DJ sets long into the night – including a titanic power struggle between our own Vivers and Interior Monologue which will surely end in a tearful, chocolate-smeared clinch – this is a splendid way to give Monday morning the finger.
LOOSE EASTER PARTY!
Starting upstairs in 10 Feet then moving down to the Undertone basement until late!
NO BABIES (UPSET THE RHYTHM)
MY PET MONSTER
ANDREW RHYS LEWIS & BAND
BAREFOOT DANCE OF THE SEA
DJs: Modern Life Is Rubbish, Gary Twisted By Design, The Joy Collective, Loose
10 Feet will have 2-4-1 cocktails.
Undertone will have £2 drinks all night – Stella 4%, Stella bottles, rum & mixer, vodka & mixer, gin & mixer, Tequila shots.