As a warm-up for local Chinese indie bands Nao and Citizens of Ice Cream, who will both be playing at Taiwan’s Music Terminals Festival soon, Soundscape Records is organising a gig tonight (Tuesday 28 July) at Urban Attic – just a day before both bands depart from Malaysia. The In-Transit warm-up show will also feature The Stabs, The Holy Soul and Cuba Is Japan, the 3 Melbourne-based bands who will also be performing at the Music Terminals Festival.
Cuba Is Japan, the new-ish project for Cameron Potts (of Baseball and Ninetynine fame), is an experimental quartet who recently recorded their debut album with US transplant Kramer, who has worked with Galaxie 500, Lou Reed and most recently Leader Cheetah.
The Holy Soul is a band described by Australian music magazine Drum Media as “snarling guitars with lazy bluesy vocals one minute and filthy f*ck-off rock n roll the next”. In 2006, they toured Europe with Mudhoney and are the first rock band to become a Wu-Tang Clan affiliate. Woot!
Joining the two bands on their Asian tour are The Stabs. Since starting in 2003, the band have toured independently outside Australia four times, released three 7″ singles, sold out two pressings of their debut album Dirt, supported the likes of Mudhoney, Rowland S Howard, The Scientists and Lubricated Goat and played the inaugural Australian All Tomorrows Parties festival at the request of curators Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.
The In-Transit warm-up show is scheduled to be held tonight (28 July 2009) at 8pm at Urban Attic. Also in the line-up are local electronic artists Rainf, Silent Keat and Forbiddenculture. Admission is RM20, tickets are available at the door. For advance booking, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 016-3369089.