Main Act: 1000mods
Date: 20th June
Advance Tickets: £14
Venue: The Underworld
Support: Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell & Mountains
Desertscene are proud to announce the fuzzy 1000mods are taking a super van vacation to The Underworld on June 20th. Not only that, but they'll be joined by main support for the night Admirall Sir Cloudesley Shovell and openers Mountains.
Representing the ever growing Greek underground scene since 2006, 1000mods are an absolute fuzzy treat. Oozing with warmth and unafraid to lay down crunchy, slow moving riffs from the offset, they quickly found fans throughout Europe thanks to their first full length Super Van Vacation; an album that has every right to be considered iconic within the European underground, it almost struts in its confidence with the huge opener 'Road to Burn', without ever letting up for the next hour. To be honest, 1000mods haven't let up to this day. Their latest release, 2016's Repeated exposure to..., is just as warm as ever but with added psychedelia, giving another element to their already righteous sound.
Main support for the night are Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, whose sound is even more distinct than their name. Rough and ready, low-fi proto-stoner rock is one way to describe them, but there's a million ways you could sum up the band, and no description captures everything. On one hand there's a healthy dose of 70s worship on display, but any callbacks have been filtered through the grim reality of the 21st century to make something special. We highly recommend you stick on 2012s Don't Hear It... Fear It! and let The Shovell speak for themselves.
Openers for the night, are Mountains, who will be appearing fresh off their Desertfest debut. Last year's full length, Dust in the Glare, is unapologetic for the scope of influences and breadth of genres, serving as a bold and assured introduction to Mountains; from swampy groove to metal or fuzzy, sun drenched riffs to the more subdued, all tied together with an undercurrent of prog, it's a sound well worth getting down early for.