Bands strut their stuff

COLIN WILSON Wombatwombat presents a very loud and lively double headliner at Norwich Arts Centre, off St Benedict's, this Friday, September 16, featuring Ex Models and KaitO.

COLIN WILSON

Wombatwombat presents a very loud and lively double headliner at Norwich Arts Centre, off St Benedict's, this Friday, September 16, featuring Ex Models and KaitO.

Ex Models, a duo from Brooklyn, New York, are playing Norwich as one of only a handful of eagerly-anticipated UK dates to promote the release of their Chrome Panthers album. The band play jerky art-rock punk, very much in the vein of bands like Wire and Gang of Four, yet still manage to retain their individuality.

Norfolk punk/pop guitar heroes KaitO will be airing lots of new material ahead of their high-profile tour support for Bloc Party in October, the Norwich date of which has long been sold out. So this gig is a great opportunity to catch up with the band in an intimate setting before they hit the road again to promote their as-yet-untitled new album which is due out in early 2006.


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The auditorium will also be rocking to the creativity of special guests Piney Gir and Fun! Yeah!

From Kansas, US, via London, Piney Gir was last seen in Norwich supporting Erasure's sold-out UEA show in March. Last year's debut album, Peakahokahoo, was described by Music Week as “dark-edged electro pop”. Piney is also renowned for her country songs, frequent costume changes and “impressive rock recorder and melodica skills”.

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Fun! Yeah! from Norwich, take their influences from bands such as Devo and Talking Heads, mixing quirky disco punk sounds with driving rock.

Howlback Hum in the bar presents the Husbands, Chadnikov, Dorn, Die Fen Baker, Bob Lord and the Saints, the Sally Army and Paperchip Trio. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at £6adv/£7door from the NAC box office on 01603 660352, Soundclash and UEA box office on 01603 508050

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