After a double helping in March, the club returns to the final wednesday of the month with a psychedelic bonanza!
Splink were a band that we'd not come across before, and agreed to have open the night last October for Lapis Lazuli and Evil Usses. We here at the Club thought they were so good we had to get them back, so, by demand of the management, here they are! And since their visit, they went away and wrote a tune called Canterbury inspired by it all. So everyone's happy!
Splink are old-schoolers - they use the swirling, psychedelic nature of the seventies to soak their jam-based tunes with colours of the spectrum, held in good sted by their solid drummer, and made all the mo...re 'folk-rock'y by the addition of violin. Keys give it that jazz, and tearing about is some full-on guitar playing lead lines and soloing whenever it gets iteself into the right space. For fans of early Syd Arthur, Hawkwind and the like, Splink are a lot of fun and a joy to be putting on!
Heralding from Herne Bay comes the inimitable Witchdoctor. Somehow managing to play prog music into the 'garage' category, the Doc certainly provides a lighter approach to progressive music than many peers. Hard riffs, humour and a raw edge gives them their uniqueness, taking personal inspiration from the likes of The Mars Volta, The Cardiacs, Mr Bungle, Gong and King Crimson, it appears they have this to say about themselves:
"Witchdoctor possess a collective creativity based equally on a unique youthful sagacity and a recognition of the power of the absurdly bizarre....Their music is both labyrinth and logical, aggressive yet delicate, a compound of obsessive perfectionism and impulsive feral energy."