American Music Club in Norwich

Colin Wilson Mark Eitzel returns to Norwich Arts Centre on Thursday, March20 (8pm) with his band American Music Club. The tour is only the second in the UK in last 11 years from the legendary American Music Club and sees them perform songs from their latest studio album, The Golden Age which was released through Cooking Vinyl in February as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue Formed in 1982, American Music Club produced music that reflected America, blending post punk, country and folk with Eitzel's downbeat poetics.

Colin Wilson

Mark Eitzel returns to Norwich Arts Centre on Thursday, March20 (8pm) with his band American Music Club. The tour is only the second in the UK in last 11 years from the legendary American Music Club and sees them perform songs from their latest studio album, The Golden Age which was released through Cooking Vinyl in February as well as songs from their extensive back catalogue

Formed in 1982, American Music Club produced music that reflected America, blending post punk, country and folk with Eitzel's downbeat poetics. The line-up changed a year later with the arrival of Vudi (guitar) and Danny Pearson (bass) to form the core group which lasted up until 1995. Within this period the band released the hugely-acclaimed California, United Kingdom, Everclear and Mercury. After their seventh release, San Francisco, Eitzel decided to dissolve the band and pursue a solo career which spanned eight albums. With the likes of Radiohead, REM, Pearl Jam, Coldplay and a host of others proclaiming their love publicly for AMC, the bands status grew and in 2004 they returned for a sold-out performance at the South Bank Centre in London.

Featuring 13 songs, The Golden Age sees AMC moving away from the fragmented studio sound of their last, critically-acclaimed opus Love Songs for Patriots, to an altogether lighter more cohesive sound reminiscent of their earlier works, while the backing vocals and melodies recall LA in the early Seventies.

Support comes from Norwich-based Master Solo, with full band back-up. Be sure to expect fantastic alternative lo-fi country tales.

t 01603 660352 (£13adv/£14door) Norwich Arts Centre box office; www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk