Main Act: Monkey3
Date: Sunday 24th September
Advance Tickets: £12
Support: The Fierce & The Dead + Lo Chief
Desertscene are proud to announce Monkey3 will be hitting up Borderline on September 24th.
Founded in Lausanne, Switzerland, in 2001, Monkey3 found their stride quickly with 2003's self titled debut. Establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with in Europe's burgeoning heavy psych scene.
The, at times hauntingly ethereal, tone of their instrumental odysseys shone through on their follow ups 39 Laps and Beyond the Black Sky cementing their name alongside other instrumental heavy psych acts, such as My Sleeping Karma. But it's 2013's The 5th Sun which saw the band truly find their mark; opening with the delicately balanced strains of 'Icarus' and ending on the journey that is 'Circles'. Their performance opening the mainstage at 2014's Desertfest London shortly after The 5th Sun's release only furthered their reputation in the scene. With last year's divergent Astrasymmetry taking Monkey3 into parts previously unknown, we can't wait to catch the band when they hit up The Borderline this September.
Main support for the night comes from acclaimed instrumental rock outfit The Fierce & The Dead. A band who have evolved throughout their 7 years - taking influences from math rock, jazz and krautrock to name a few - TFATD are sure to be a perfect experimental build up to Monkey3. With no one album able to fully capture the story of the band's sound, we suggest spinning Spooky Action, If it Carries on Like this we are Moving to Morcambe and Magnet before the 24th - and then getting down the front early on the night.
They'll be joined by openers for the night Lo Chief. Straight out of the "muddy banks of the Thames Delta", Lo Chief are a swaggering, bluesy, foot-stomping ride. Last year's full length Lower Dunton Studio Sessions brings a slice of Americana to the UK scene in spades and is well worth a spin before the September show. Their swampy tones will be a perfect accompaniment to the psych freakout of Monkey 3. so if you don't want to miss out on a tripped out, experimental night, book your tickets today.