BAMBARA + Wartoad
Entry Requirements: All Ages
BAMBARA - adept students of noise rock and post-punk.
IDLES frontman Joe Talbot: "Bambara are one of the best bands we’ve seen in fucking ages", he said. "We’re humbled to go on after a band like that.”
High praise indeed, and no wonder! This 3 piece outfit are known for mining the work of bands like Swans and The Birthday Party to construct what NPR called their "beautifully dynamic nightmares."
They've now transcended their early influences to produce a Western Gothic concept album that sounds as big as the desert sky looming over its characters' lives. Blaze's frenzied yet metronomic drumming and William's prominent bass lines have plenty of personality on their own, but they also provide a perfect canvas for Reid's wild guitar squalls and howled vocals. 'Shadow On Everything' shows a band operating at absolute peak creativity and execution.
Bambara's pummeling and unpredictable live set has made them one of New York City's most sought after acts - having impressed noise-pop auteur Angus Andrew to the extent that he asked Reid and Blaze to join Liars as members on 2017's worldwide tour. Additionally, Bambara has toured the US and Europe extensively alongside the likes of Liars, Metz, Girl Band, APTBS, Algiers and more.