FRI 25/09/2015 | 20H00 | 8€/10€
THE YOUNGER LOVERS (US – garage pop/rock)
THOSE FOREIGN KIDS (NL- glam surf trash-pop)
LAZY SIN (BE – indie rock)
THE YOUNGER LOVERS (US) – 22H00
The YOUNGER LOVERS started WAAAAAAAAAAAAY the fuck back in the day (1994) when 12-year-old Brontez and two of his girl cousins, T’kwa and Bean (most notably all STAR members of the New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Belle Mina Alabama), started ditching choir practice to play in a band. The transition from gospel to secular alternative radio was difficult. They played that Folk Implosion song “Natural One” over and over and over and OOOOOOOOVER again. Brontez later recalls, “It was really fucked up- we had no morals, backbone, or sense of direction.”
Three years into to the project, T’kwa and Bean split because they started getting laid. Young Brontez dwiddled away, caught punk germs, and ended up creating up to 13 albums worth of unreleased solo material. He moved to California in the wee hours of the decade, spent time in other bands (Gravy Train!!!, Panty Raid, The Social Lies, The Manhandlers) and finally got off his ass and released a bunch of new YL records, including Sugar In My Pocket and Rock Flawless.
+THOSE FOREIGN KIDS (NL) – 21H00
Their daredevil stage antics and smoldering, cataclysmic garage punk anthems notwithstanding, Dutch noise tricksters Those Foreign Kids manage to elude their odds-on spectacular collapse. Marijn Westerlaken still wields a myriad of guitar effects like some punch drunk orchestra conductor, while Teun Heijmans inflicts havoc on his skins for the sole purpose of quelling the inner voices in his head.
Any other band might’ve been at each others throats by now, but TFK seems to take it all in stride with demented bemusement. As their spur-of-the-moment formation a decade ago foretold, Heijmans and Westerlaken entrust their creative instincts to chaos and randomness instead of letting those things to impede on their delightfully knee-jerk stage dynamic.