Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TSM = "Pure sex"

The last time TPP saw Michael Stipe, he was dressed in a blanket at some hipster party in a Chinese restaurant in NYC (true story). We're all for blankets as fashion. We also think Stipey knows a thing or two about music. So it's high praise indeed bestowed upon Texans The Secret Machines whom he describes as "Pure sex." Spiritualized's Jason Pearce is also a big fan. As is U2, who invited them to tour stadiums in the Americas with them, likewise those mighty Kings of Leon and Interpol who did the same.

What's all the fuss all about? Well we'll tell you shall we...

They're awesome. Simple as that. Their sound a mixture of krautrock precision and stadium sized melodies. They're a prog band without the wanky solos and ego. Which, like blankets, sounds like a great idea to us.

Whilst our skyline might not have the vast openness of a Texas horizon, we believe that there probably isn't a better backdrop in the world for The Secret Machines’ tripped out space rock than the neon wonder of our fair city. So we thought we’d put our theory to the test and have them plough their epic, motorik groove under our lazer-lit sky, in their first ever show in HK on march 17th.

Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can't lose.

[The Peoples’ Party Presents:
The Secret Machines
+ Support
March 17th
Grappas Cellar, Jardine House, 1 Connaught Rd, Central
Tickets*: Adv $280 from Grappas & White Noise Records, or on the Door $320 (both include 1 drink)

* Tix available from the 24th February]

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