Main Act: Nebula
Date: 6th July 2018
Advance Tickets: £15
Venue: The Underworld
Support: Gorilla & Noisepicker
After nearly a decade without Nebula, one show just isn’t enough; which is why we’re pleased to announce the heavy psych heroes are returning to London to play The Underworld on Friday 6th July.
Formed around 20 years ago by three former members of Fu Manchu (Eddie Glass, Ruben Romano and Mark Abshire), Nebula fast became one of the leading lights of the noughties Californi-psych scene. Embodying pure sunshine throughout everything they touched, each of their consistently fuzzy full lengths can universally be considered classics of the stoner rock scene, from 1999’s To the Center, right through to their most recent album, 2006’s Apollo.
They say you should always leave them wanting more, and Nebula’s 2009 EP, the appropriately titled Heavy Psych EP, certainly did just that. A concise 30 minutes of spaced out riffs, floating vocals and drums courtesy of Rob Oswald (ex-Karma to Burn) making his one time Nebula appearance, you could argue that if it were the end, we couldn’t complain too much. Luckily for us though, Nebula are reborn after the best part of a decade and are following up their barnstorming appearance at Desertfest with a set at the infinitely more intimate Underworld on Friday 6th July.
Main support comes from Gorilla who have been kicking up a fuss since 1999. Evolving through their three records into a fuzzed-out and doomed-low retro-garage rock experience that is aggressive, progressive and regressive. Unashamed by their love of retro licks, as evidenced by the overt Motorhead callbacks in 'Bludd Sucker' from their latest full length, Gorilla will bring the energy just before Nebula.
Openers for the night are Noisepicker, who's blues rooted sound is a whole other beast entirely. The two piece explosion, as evidenced by the title of their first EP, blend doom/punk/blues into something special and certainly something heavy. At times sounding like Fatso Jetson leaning further into the punk side, at others slowing to a crawl but all the while giving off the raw power that it seems only two pieces can muster. Noisepicker will open the night up hot.
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