Max Bloom is frontman of the rock band Yuck, whose first album is a genuine all-time favourite of of ours. He's touring with a full band in support of his new solo project, who have a new single 'Bottle' coming out ahead of the release of his debut album early next year. Max describes the new sound as 'dadgaze' - which you can hear on the gorgeous, sad, piano-led single 'To Be Alone' and even more so on the brilliant track 'Call Me When It's Over' which is, in part, about old jumpers.
Joining Max on the bill are London shoegazers Toothpaste, who are newly outfitted with local indie hero Gaby from Pet Sematary, and so far supported Slowdive, Sorry, GIRLI, and were brilliantly received when they supported Mermaidens in town recently. Check them out on Bandcamp here: https://toothpasteband.bandcamp.com
And also joining the fun are Post Louis, an art rock 5 piece who have captured the attention of the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Clash and The Line Of Best Fit. Recent singles 'Stress Fracture' and 'Ghostwriter' are fuzzy, nimble, propulsive, and maddeningly unforgettable.
The gig will be 18+ and the Library has several small flights of stairs, including down to the venue room. Also, Freak Scene shows are inclusive shows, and we want people to feel safe. Racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, bigotry and general dickery of any kind will not be tolerated. If you feel like you can't handle that, feel free not to come. And if you experience any of these, speak to your nearest Scene Freak (we'll probably be hanging about the PA/door) or to venue staff.
And finally, we recognise that gigs are a financial luxury that not everyone can afford. We try to keep our gigs as cheap as possible, and we need to be able to pay the bands fairly, but if you know you can’t afford it and would like to come, get in touch and we can arrange free or discounted entry for you.