The Bongo Club is proud to present Spindrift live on Saturday 27th September, in association with local stars Delta Mainline, plus up-and-coming Edinburgh outfit The Last Battle.
This European tour sees the US heavyweights stopping at The Bongo Club between performances at Oslo Psych Fest, Liverpool Psych Fest, Reverence Festival Valada (with HAWKWIND), Incubate Festival and more, promoting their recent documentary film, Ghost Of The West.
*N.B. PLEASE NOTE*
1) Ticket includes access to exclusive screening of Spindrift’s ‘Ghost of the West’ documentary film (6pm at The Bongo Club).
2) Early Bird Tickets (£6) are all SOLD OUT now! The remaining tickets cost £8 (advance) / £12 (on the door).
3) The advance ticket box office closes at 4pm. After that tickets will cost £12 on the door. Buy a ticket now and save money!
Spindrift is a psychedelic rock band created by singer-songwriter-composer-producer-actor Kirpatrick Thomas. Founded in 1992, the band originated in Newark, Delaware, heavily influenced by The Doors, My Bloody Valentine, Hawkwind, Bruce Haack, and Chrome. These early years were heavier, experimental, and differed greatly from their present sound. However, the band’s unique, ideal, creative DIY style and hard-grafting work-ethic has always remained.
Band-members Kirpatrick Thomas, Joe Baluta and Zachary Hansenrelocated to Los Angeles in 2001, subsequently adopting members of various legendary/cult bands: Bobby Bones of Psychic TV, Dave Koenig, Dan Allaire, Frankie “Teardrop” Emersonand Rob Campanellaof The Brian Jonestown Massacreand Jason “Plucky” Anchondo of The Warlocks. Inspired by the new desert locale, they also adopted a new stylistic approach, evoking the spirit of the Old West as mythologized by Western Cinema (Spaghetti Westernsin particular), as evinced by their 2003 album, Songs From The Ancient Age. Thomas then worked alongside director Mike Bruce on the film The Legend Of God’s Gun (2005), the duo taking their cues from the collaborative works of Spaghetti Western legend Sergio Leone and soundtrack titan Ennio Morricone and giving birth to the ‘Psychedelic Spaghetti Western’ genre.
Scene-leading tours with giants such as Dead Meadow, The Black Angels and The Dandy Warhols saw the line-up remain consistent but by 2009 the band had hit the wall, due to tour-burnout and financial difficulties, and scaled back the operation. A new line-up performed at SXSW 2010, Psych Fest III, toured the US again with The Black Angels and Dead Meadow and Europe with B.R.M.C. and Black Mountain, in 2010, and performed with Chrome frontman Helios Creed in 2011. In December 2010, after a 7 week U.S. Tour and following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the band recorded Classic Soundtracks Volume 1 at Hicksville Trailer Palace in Joshua Tree, CA.
Following a tremendous 2013, which saw the release of their hugely acclaimed debut album and an equally rapturously received UK tour, Edinburgh septet Delta Mainline have been grafting hard in the studio, to create album number two, with a new single now slated for release to coincide with this live date.
THE LAST BATTLE
The Last Battle are an Edinburgh-based Indie Folk Rock band fronted by two vocalists, and have toured the U.K and played alongside the likes of King Creosote, First Aid Kit and James Yorkston. Their Second album ‘Lay Your Burden Down’, released in May 2014, has garnered acclaim from the likes of The Scotsman, The List and The Sunday Herald, among others.
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