Strobes at The Old Blue Last

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(Thursday) February 02, 2017 - 20:00

The Old Blue Last - 38 Great Eastern Street (Map)

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Their songs encompass overheated math rock and energetic fusion jams, head-swirling polyrhythms and electronics gone wrong, and more than a hint of Flying Lotus style mutant jazz. The Wire

A sonic triangle of electrified polyrhythms, spaced-out synth jams and off-kilter beats. Is how three-piece Strobes attempt to describe their occasionally indescribable debut album “Brokespeak”.

Formed of keyboardist Dan Nicholls (who has worked with Squarepusher and Matthew Herbert), drummer Joshua Blackmore (Troyka) and guitar and synth man Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers, Heritage Orchestra) – Strobes have created an album that eschews genre and feels entirely free from time-stamps.

The group interlock through Nicholls’ agile and sophisticated keyboard and bass synth work, Blackmore’s dizzying and immersive beats and Calvert’s riffs that shift from crunching noise to ecstatic grooves. The end result at times feels hectic and jittery, a scattered assault of slightly math-rock explorations, soaring post-rock guitars, grooving African rhythms and glitchy, pulverising electronics.

Thursday February 2nd @ The Old Blue Last
38 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3ES
£8 ADV - Doors: 8:00pm - 18 +

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(Thursday) February 02, 2017

Strobes at The Old Blue Last

The Old Blue Last 38 Great Eastern Street London, United Kingdom