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The Oscillation / Three Dimensional Tanx / Zvilnik

Saturday, 23 August 2014 - 8:00pm
 
Veering between krautrock edginess and bittersweet pop melancholia, droning medicated tones and noise driven no wave fuzz, The Oscillation recalls the kosmische musik of Neu! and Tangerine Dream interpreted with an eye on Pil’s dubbed out punk funk, Miles Davis’ experimentalism and Spacemen 3′s strung out blues rock.
 
Beginning in 2008 as the solo project of Demian Castellanos, when DC Recordings released the debut “Out Of Phase”, The Oscillation quickly expanded into a formidable live force. The enlarged ensemble has featured numerous different musicians plus the live visual manipulations of film maker Julian Hand.
 
In September 2013 The Oscillation released their 3rd album ‘From Tomorrow’ which has won acclaim from all corners of the world. Here’s one of the tracks from that album:
 

 

A vast shiny beast of hypnotic, gig-shaking rhythms and riffsMOJO

 

“This really shouldn’t work, but it's fantastic…” The Guardian.

 

"By turns seductive, mysterious and, on occasion, deliciously menacing, From Tomorrow is an album that sees The Oscillation move convincingly from contenders into serious players. Praise the Lord and pass the blotting paper." The Quietus

 

“In a related story my cat just became a mother of five.” Lowdown (Album Of The Issue)

 

“A shimmering, shoe gazing, underground classic” DJ Magazine

 

“Hello new addiction” Vice Magazine.

 

THREE DIMENSIONAL TANX 

 

 

These days, the music press is littered with bands described as ‘psychedelic’, ‘drone-rock’, ‘with hints of Krautrock’ and so on. In their own high-energy way, Lancaster/Manchester-based Three Dimensional Tanx have been ploughing this particular furrow for over 10 years now. During this time, they have been ‘sound carriers’ for Can man Damo Suzuki, performed at Tate Britain with artist Linder Sterling, played at a Spacemen 3 art exhibition at the request of Will Carruthers (Spacemen 3, Spiritualised, Dead Skeletons) and smashed it at 2013’s Liverpool Psych Fest
 
Their live reputation is so fierce, that they managed to get a full crowd at Liverpool Psych Fest even though their set clashed with Fuzz and Hookworms. They’ve shared bills with bands like the Cosmic Dead, White Hills, Gnod, Trembling Bells, Lucid Dream, Helicon, the Anteloids and many more from the UK’s psych-scene. 
 

The band’s recorded work was on hiatus as former guitarist David Blackwell left to concentrate full-time on the Lovely Eggs. However, with two new members, the now 5-piece Three Dimensional Tanx are on a roll. This year, they have released a new studio album, a 7" single and a live album.

 

Sort of DIY punk-psychedelia…infused with Stooges / MC5 attitude and adrenelin’
Backseat Mafia, May 2014
 
‘Stalwarts of the North West, Three Dimensional Tank [sic] return with a bolstered line-up hot on the heels of setting lasers stun at last year’s Liverpool International Festival Of Psychedelia. ‘I Am Go’ has an element of the punkier end of Italian garage acts of the early ’90s and newer Swedish acts like The Movements in its soaring pace, cheese wire organ and distraught vocalisms. The flip mixes Detroit guitars with Spacemen 3 and an organ melody straight out of a frug a-go-go ’60s movie party scene before heading off into a moody vocal. Again, it’s prevalent of the ’90s garage sound that once seemed as if it was on its way to extinction. The Tanx aren’t aiming at being super 60s or anything – rather, they mix up a number of influences and blast it out.’
Jon ‘Mojo’ Mills, Shindig 39, May 2014

 

ZVILNIK

 

 

A rock band at their core, Zvilnik draw in influences from eastern Europe, cabaret and low grade horror movies to create a sound like no other. This sinister yet welcoming five-piece are plotting to pull you into their web of deceit with complex knots of guitar strangeness, stomping bass and beefy beats. All this compounded by vocal performances straight out of a murderous alternate Broadway. Expect weird science, unnecessary surgery, robots, dinosaurs, and more in a Zvilnik show.

 

"One of the great joys of covering the independent scene is seeing things that aren't part of the homogenised status quo, and that either incorporates music that provides something palpably real, or on the converse, something that's so thoroughly out there one is surprised that when the elements are mixed together, they end up forming something very special. Such is the case of Zvilnik."
- Ark Magazine

 

DOORS OPEN AT 8PM ON SATURDAY 23RD AUGUST 2014

 

Tickets are £8 and are available online NOW from Skiddle, See Tickets & WeGotTickets
 

In person from The Continental's Bar (01772 499 425) Action Records (01772 884 772) Preston Visitor Information (01772 253 731) 

 

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