On October 19 and 20 our home town Rotterdam will be turned into a showcase festival named Left Of The Dial, named after the song by The Replacements. In the words of the organisation: “Left Of The Dial offers an exciting cross-section of the best (post) punk, garage, shoegaze and noise rock of this moment”. 48 bands will play at the festival in several locations.
We are very pleased that the organisation has offered us to host a “Spazz Out!” at Left Of The Dial on one of the most insane locations of the festival. A small red light ship at the Wijnhaven (Wine harbor) named V11 will be ours to sink on Friday October 19. The following bands will perform: Les Robots (outer space), J.C. Thomaz & The Missing Slippers (NL) and Pig Frenzy (NL). With the presentation of these bands we have two exciting announcements to make (well, we are excited about it):
The first announcement we make is that the debut 45 of Les Robots will be released by us. Les Robots are four programmed robots from outer space playing spooky instrumental rock’n’roll. It is unknown who programmed these bots, but what we can tell you is that the programmer does have a soft spot for these mental earthlings like Joe Meek, The Ventures, Takeshi Terrauchi, Booker T. & The MG’s, Link Wray, The Shadows and those composers of 60’s cinema soundtracks.
Listen to “Do The Robot!” by Les Robots right here:
J.C. Thomaz & The Missing Slippers
Our second coming out will be a new release by Rotterdam garage blues punk outfit J.C. Thomaz & The Missing Slippers. The band has built up quite the rep in Rotterdam. Don’t be fooled by that name, they’re not missing slippers, they’re not wearing any. They are into losing minds, money and basically anything that isn’t strapped onto them. Occasionally you will find them the next day looking for some missing band gear. You can trust them with the following, they will drink all your beer and they will deliver a wild gig with attitude. Their bio pretty much sums it up: “Sounds like The Cramps meets Robert Johnson in an acid trip down the crossroads.” We don’t have a date for this release scheduled yet. We will let you know when we do.
On September 7 we will release our first 45 by Rotterdam garage post-punk formation Pig Frenzy, so naturally they will be playing as well. This 4-piece is already gaining quite some notoriety for their explosive live shows. Be ready for them and don’t forget to spazz out at Left Of The Dial.