When we are scouting bands for these frankly tremendous, if we do say so ourselves, monthly nights in Cardiff Arts Institute, we open our hearts to all ages, all genres and all eccentricities. The one thing we ask of our bands is to provide you all a rollicking good time at whatever personal cost. Henrys Funeral Shoe, We//Are//Animal. Django Django. All bloody magnificent.
For this month we have sent our dedicated team of national scouts on a quest of Herculean proportions to bring to surface one of the finest indie-ska-jazz diamond mines hitherto unexplored. They are The Janice Graham Band. They are from Manchester. And endearingly so. Their songs are brimming with Northern pathos and a breezy provincial cool. Their live shows are crackles of youthful vigour – comprising refined sing-a-long choruses with imaginative, often minimalist ska residues. The end result is a hell of a lot of knees feeling the inevitable pressure to buckle to the beat. We implore you to listen to the slinky, dark little number Easy available on their website – www.janicegrahamband.com/songs – hear their sleek, measured trumpet parps. Their smart lyrics. Their subtly sinister undertones. Hear them for yourselves, goddamnit.
If that doesn’t even vaguely interest you, then you are very miserly indeed.
August 26th isn’t historically renowned for wonderful things happening.
Let’s change that for 2010. It’s our duty.
26/08/10 Cardiff Arts Institute / Free Entry!