Join Sock as they celebrate the release of their debut album 'Fresh Bits'
Support comes from the mighty ramnastax + MY NAME IS IAN
Cardiff-based four-piece Sock emerged on the local scene in late 2017 as a fully formed, perfectly defined musical force. Attention-grabbing live sets on Sofar Sounds and at Sŵn Festival, as well as support slots with emerging Cardiff stalwarts Boy Azooga and Buzzard, pricked the ears of all encountering them; their lazy, trippy, funk-rock instantly both endearing and impressive. People even lovingly threw their actual socks at them.
Drawing on elements of jazz and surf, their influences range from Mac DeMarco to Khruangbin to Steely Dan and beyond. Characterised by their wonkily imaginative guitar and bass lines; the overall sound is underpinned by tightly administered percussion, with Jacob Church’s slow, expressive vocal reverberating out their offbeat narratives.
Debut album, Fresh Bits, was recorded in a day in the rural farmlands of mid-Wales, capturing the pure essence of their live shows. The album, mixed by Will Barnes and mastered by Charlie Francis at Synergy Mastering, will be released on 1st June, 2018 through Bubblewrap Collective. It will be available digitally and on limited edition cream vinyl.
ramnastax are a 5 piece funk band. We play fresh originial music scientifically designed by boffins in a secret lab to make you dance your little booties off.
Creatures of Cardiff, MY NAME IS IAN have already built a back catalogue that would have taken The Stone Roses millennia to mirror. Since 2010 their output of thirteen releases have dealt with break-ups, breakdowns, mysterious lion paintings and characters from the Tom Hanks movie Big. This restless productivity has seen genres including but not restricted to lo-fi, bedroom punk, garage rock, prog and anti-folk, all filtered through the pop-oriented cranium of frontman Reginald Foxwell.
My Name Is Ian, respectively. More than previous EPs and albums, In The Best Case… incorporates the songwriting presence of James Buzzanca (bass, vocals) and Joe Coleby (drums), resulting in epic, tight, bass-rich sonics akin to Mystery Jets, The Wave Pictures, Herman Dune and Arcade Fire. Atop of these sit Foxwell’s abstract, everyday lyrics exploring the relative speed of slugs, elephant death, human death and the end of the world altogether. Now That’s What I Call My Name Is Ian is comprised of fourteen of our favourite moments from the extensive back catalogue available to us; a well-deserved compilation for those unfortunate enough to have missed out amidst their frenetic delivery. Catch up quick, though; they are already set to release their next album, Cincinnati Cola, in early 2017.
Impressively prolific and prolifically impressive, bittersweet but unbroken, My Name Is Ian require your immediate attention