Wednesday 7 June 2017, 7.30pm
NOTS are a 4 piece, all XX, “nuevo no wavo” band from Memphis, TN. Unpredictable guitars, celestial synths, and punctuated vocals swirl around the repetition of a powerful rhythm section to form a sound and a live show not easily classifiable but entirely addictive. Drummer Charlotte Watson and guitarist / frontwoman Natalie Hoffmann are the band’s two constants throughout a handful of roster changes. NOTS’ current lineup also includes Alexandra Eastburn on synth, an instrument she picked up to join NOTS and to record on their first full-length LP We Are Nots, and bassist Meredith Lones, another new Memphis musician, and the most recent addition to the band. NOTS’ newest punk-noise-psych-collision LP, ‘Cosmetic’, aggressively follows on the heels of their debut LP, foreshadowing an ever expanding experiment in direction of things to come for the band. NOTS have releases on Heavenly & Goner Records, plus a brand new live 7” on Third Man.
THE WORMS is a stripped-down, future-primitive negative-capability trio making politely furious snotty punk minimalism. A snarling update on Messthetics culture with even more of the fat boiled off and the anger dialed up.