There’s You Tube footage of Drum Eyes playing Mad Ferret in Preston so DJ Scotch Egg's “drum thunder worship gang” are not strangers to the North West. But tonight’s gig at The Ruby Lounge is their first Manchester outing since the release of latest album “Gira Gira”, their first for new label Upset The Rhythm.
Drum Eyes “whip up a hypnotic maelstrom of tribal drumming trip-outs infused with sludgy doom and weird electronics. With songs that twist 180 degrees and equally sound as though beamed in from some alien kingdom, taking the weirdest forms of krautrock and hurling punk synth ideas, crushing walls of ambience and 8-bit frazzle into the mix, with relish”. Of course as well as DJ Scotch Egg – here masquerading as Shige – the five-piece feature a member of premier Japanese noisemeister The Boredoms.
I missed their appearance at End of the Road but heard the adoration. By all accounts a devastating live performance - see this report from their Scala show in London earlier this year on Spoonfed for example.
Doors at 7.30pm and support is from Warm Widow and The Detour. This is a Wotgodforgot promotion and tickets are £5 in advance.
Gira Gira [BUY]