Cougar's post-rock raw in Fakenham
VINCE YALLOP Five-piece American band Cougar, whose debut album Law was released this week (mixed by by John McEntire of Tortoise fame) will be playing live in Fakenham this Saturday. DJs Jon Kennedy (Grand Central Records) and Annon Lee are also on the bill.
Bristol's loss is Fakenham's gain. Five-piece American band Cougar, whose debut album Law was released on Monday (mixed by by John McEntire of Tortoise and The Sea fame) will be playing live at Wensum Lodge Hotel in the town this Saturday, January 28, at a Subotica event which knows no musical bounds.
This week Cougar will have been country-hopping across Europe - Croatia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Belgium and, this Saturday, to the UK - starting in Norfolk.
Their organic blends of shape-shifting post-rock guitars, percussion and electronics should go down well with fans of Four Tet, Sigur Ross and (obviously) Tortoise.
Cougar were formed 2003 in Wisconsin, USA, and members have been involved in the progressive music community in groups including the YoungBlood Brass Band.
But it doesn't stop there - the night (8pm-12) also features DJ Jon Kennedy (Grand Central Records, Tru Throughts), who plays dancefloor friendly music in bars around the UK and Europe, plus lady DJ Annon Lee, who is passionate about drum & bass, jungle, hip hop and breaks and has also played across Europe.
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Peas and Swede, Randomstein and mic.static complete the bill, which adds up to night of beats, rock, dub, electro and much more.
Quite possibly the coolest, most happening event Fakenham has ever seen!
Tickets are £6 in advance from www.subotica.co.uk or 07796 183343, Soundclash in Norwich and from the venue. Hear Cougar at www.myspace.com/cougarsound