Dots & Loops presents...
TRANS AM LIVE IN MANCHESTER
support from PLANK.
Monday 10th November
The Ruby Lounge
Tickets £10 advance
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We're dead excited to let you all know that we're bringing Trans Am to Manchester for the first time in (who knows how long?)....
There are three ways of interpreting Volume X, the title of the new album by Trans Am. The first is obvious – it is the band’s tenth studio release, comprised of ten songs that display ten unique sides of Phil Manley, Nathan Means, and Sebastian Thomson. You can also imagine a volume knob being cranked all the way up, the amplification level for an ideal Trans Am listening session. But it can also be read as a representation of the band’s remarkable ability to express, and even embody, unknown capacities, adopting bold stylistic and aesthetic shifts as a defining tenet of their quarter-century long career. Trans Am refuse to rely on their legacy as innovators, opting instead to continue to break down established modes of songwriting, even if they established those modes themselves. Volume X continues in this gloriously contrarian tradition, presenting fans with strange and familiar sounds in new contexts, from kosmische rock to futuristic speed metal to robo-balladry to variants on classic rock that are so warped as to be rendered completely unrecognizable.
Volume X was recorded in spurts over three years, mostly at LCR Studios in San Francisco, where Phil Manley has recorded many other bands as a professional engineer. He also plays in Life Coach with Jon Theodore of Queens of the Stone Age, and Thomson spends his time away from Trans Am playing drums for Baroness. The band is continues to live in separate cities, although all three have settled within the continental US for now. Trans Am will be playing shows throughout North America in support of Volume X.
“It can safely be stated that TA are the best ambient/krautrock band to happen in the past 30 years… these specific cuts on Volume X are not only as good as the godheads (Can, Harmonia, Cluster, Eno, and Neu!), but they also continue to move their ideas forward.” - The Big Takeover
"Their consistency over the years is remarkable... potentially a future classic" - Exclaim
"Trans Am are among the few acts able to push Krautrock forward." - All Music Guide.
We're also pleased to say we have Manchester's very own progressive kraut-rock superstars PLANK on the bill.
PLANK, made up of guitarist and synth player Dave Rowe, bassist Edward Troup and drummer, Liam Stewart, are either unaware or simply unconcerned about the shifting fads of their geographical contemporaries (they’re from Manchester). Refreshingly separate from their surroundings, they instead focus on an electronically expressive sound borne out of a respect to the likes of 70s Krautrock pioneers Neu!, Cluster and Harmonia, alongside more wilfully expansive rock and mind bending electronics, as seen on the sprawling designs of 2012’s debut LP Animalism. More recently Plank! have fully taken the plunge into gloriously off-kilter pop instrumentals and limb-seducing oscillations, with brilliant new single ‘Aphidelity,’ taken from their forthcoming and even more expansive second album 'Hivemind' due this summer on Manchester label Akoustik Anarkhy Recordings.
Their new album 'Hivemind' will be released on the 30th June 2014. Hear the new track 'Grasshoppers from Mars' here: https://soundcloud.com/plankuk/grasshoppers-from-mars
We expect tickets to shift for this one, so grab yours at just £10 advance now!