Following a couple of great practice sessions I’m officially the drummer for a band called Now. My first gig with Now will be on Sunday 27th March at The Others in Stoke Newington (London), which is a charity gig in aid of the Japan disaster relief effort. More info here, please show your support if you can.
We’re also playing at Notting Hill Arts Club for Kosmiche Club‘s krautrock showcase, a Rough Trade ROTA event: the gig’s on in the afternoon on Saturday 30th April. Then on 27th May is a gig for Scaledown, where we’ll be playing a short set with stripped back equipment. More gigs to follow, please see the Facebook group for up to date info.
Here’s some info about the band:
Founded in 1998, NOW have released 5 albums, contributed exclusive tracks to many compilations & collaborated with underground musicians such as Damo Suzuki (one of NOWs 5 albums was with him), Charles Hayward & The Go! Teams’ Kaori Tsuchida.
They have also attracted support slots with bands such as Faust, Circle, Tunng, Psapp, Rothko, Plaid and A Hawk And A Hacksaw and in February 2009 The Stooges’ Mike Watt dedicated an entire radio show to their music.
Live, NOW move between melodic songs and energetic improvisation.
The band has played inside and outside the UK, most recently completing a Japan tour to promote their latest album, “Ooodipooomn”, of which Plan B magazine writes:
“Pursuing their offbeat, off-kilter and occasionally off-the-wall mashup of lo-fidelity experimental pop music and uptempo kosmik grooves at the fringes of underground and overground success, NOW continue to demonstrate the tireless heart of their being is something close to an unsung national treasure.”
NOW could be described as catchy, contemporary, inventive, exotic, melodious, harmonious and disharmonious 21st century pop music.”