Former Utopia Collapsar EP Launch Party
Friday, February 8, 2013
31-35 Coate Street
London, UK E2 9AG
Damnably is celebrating the release of Former Utopia‘s 10" 'Collapsar' EP by having party time with very special guests Plaided & smallgang plus Fettkakao DJs all the way from Vienna!
FU, or Former Utopia, are an East London based trio alternate between alt-folk and heavy post-punk. They’ve had radio play from BBC6Music’s Tom Ravenscroft, Gideon Coe and XFM’s John Kennedy, and toured throughout the UK and Europe with Julie Doiron & Shonen Knife and shared stages with Bitch Magnet, Bottomless Pit, Uzeda, Shannon Wright, Chris Brokaw & Geoff Farina, Thee More Shallows, Swell, Bellini and David Grubbs.
“A gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee” The Line Of Best Fit
“FANTASTIC!” John Kennedy, XFM
Plaided are from Vienna, Austria. They have a unique sound, great songs and like the more cerebral bands of the world open up something larger than you can quite get a finger on. The bands debut album ‘Playdate’ made some important Best of 2012 lists and they play the UK for only the second ever time just before hitting SWSX Festival.
smallgang are a half-japanese London based trio fronted by two baritone voiced brothers that have been making a name for themselves with volcanic live shows exploding tight poppy post-punk with effortless complexity and crazed solo's. Bitch Magnet, Shonen Knife, Versus and Geoff Farina love these guys and so should you!