TOY ---Spires---3FT ---Y/N @ PJ's Lager house 1/15
Formed in 2010 in London, Toy is Tom Dougall (vocals, guitar), Dominic O'Dair (guitars), Panda (bass, vocals), Alejandra Diez (synths) and Charlie Salvidge (drums). Steered by an ambition to make music with close, likeminded friends, Toy have quickly established a sound that is as modernistic as it is faithful to the spirit of psychedelia of decades past. Marrying sophisticated chord progressions with a cornucopia of effects, enigmatic lyricism and driving Motorik rhythms, Toy's songwriting is very much a communal effort: lyrics are contributed by Dougall, Panda and Salvidge; songs are born and evolve from each individual's chords, basslines, synth motifs or drum patterns; and themes and textures developed with a democratic 'best idea wins' policy.
Toy have toured extensively, including headline sets in the UK, Europe, Japan and Australia; a multitude of festival appearances including the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury 2013; and supporting slots for The Horrors, The Vaccines and British Sea Power, amongst others. The band admit to enjoying playing late at night to people in altered states, and in turn the tracks are frequently altered: instrumental sections in particular are structured freely, enabling the band to exploit the bleed and feedback of each venue to produce endless variations of the same songs
Spires are a psychedelic rock band formed in November 2012 by singer/guitarist Matt Stevenson. Initially started as a home recording project, the group now includes Jack Collins (bass), Jack Manley (guitar), Carter McNeil (drums), and Michael Goodman (synths/guitar). Drawing influences from Creation Records artists and 60s psych, Spires were dubbed by NME as the "US counterparts" to Temples, and have played over 40 gigs in New York in the past year. Their debut single "Candy Flip" was self released in the US in October and will be available for purchase in the UK via Too Pure on March 3rd, 2014.
3FT - Detroit's own wall of sound
Y/N- Detroit's new favorite featuring members of the Replicas
PJ's Lager House (View)
1254 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48226
|Minimum Age: 18|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|