Nap Eyes + H. Grimace + Garden Centre at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

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Upset The Rhythm presents... NAP EYES H. GRIMACE GARDEN CENTRE Thursday 31 August Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 44 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, E2 6NB 7:30pm | ?8.00 | NAP EYES hail from Nova Scotia and make crooked, literate guitar pop refracted through the gray Halifax rain. Recorded live to tape with no overdubs, their songs are equal parts shambling and sophisticated, with one eye on the dirt and one trained on the starry firmament, inhabiting a skewed world where odes to NASA and the Earth's magnetic field coexist easily with lyrics about insomnia and drinking too much. In the world of Nap Eyes, workaday details punctuate (and puncture) cosmic concerns, as songwriter, singer, and rhythm guitarist Nigel Chapman wrestles with air and angels, struggling (and often failing) to reconcile the Romantic rifts, both real and imagined, that define our lives: between chaos and order; solipsism and fellowship; the anxiety of social (dis)orders both big and small; and the various intersections and oppositions of religion, art, and science. It's the sound of being young and alive in the city, a tenuous and impermanent counterpoise of recklessness and anxiety, archness and earnestness. Following the reissue of their 2014 debut 'Whine of the Mystic' on Paradise of Bachelors, Nap Eyes released an album of all-new material entitled 'Thought Rock Fish Scale' last year, following that up with two incredible London shows! H. GRIMACE are a London-based quartet with a penchant for exhilarating rock music, having released their debut album this year it looks set to cement their status as one of the UK's brightest prospects. Ripping between shoegaze and post-punk influences, H. Grimace are a no-holds-barred explosion of sound and energy, the foundations of which are laid by the integral guitar pairing of Marcus Brown and Hannah Gledhill, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively. Debut LP 'Self Architect' is out now on Opposite Number records and has received glowing reviews. GARDEN CENTRE is a band formed out of necessity. The specific function of the band was to tell the story of a group of people who found themselves drawn to an abandoned plant nursery in southern England. The band hoped that their messages were transmitted efficiently, broadcast via audio in the form of their debut album 'Garden Centre'.

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Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Pollard Row
Bethnal Green
E2 6NB
+44 (0)20 7739 2727

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