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Friday, March 14 • 1:00am - 1:30am
Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man

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''They're the bleak conscience of the London scene. Grim as The Birthday Party but flooded with as much religious fervor as the first Arcade Fire record'' – Alex Miller, NME About Me: Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man are: Ox.Eagle.Lion.Man are a carefully thought out creation; a four headed antithesis to the tawdry mediocrity permeating through the pubs, clubs and venues of our nation's crumbling capital. Inspired by the lyrics of Nick Cave and Tom Waits, the musical scope of King Crimson and System of a Down, and the hard hitting rythmic intensity/intricity of beat makers from John Bonham to Diplo; the band reside among the darker and less well-tread recesses of pop culture. Their first four demos, written and recorded in a matter of two weeks at the tail end of 2006, immediately caused something of a stir that meant that the bands first show was headlining at London's 300 capacity Madame Jo Jos. They eagerly played a few more London club nights but quickly became disheartened with what they saw before them. Rather than spend the first year of their careers like their contemporaries (writing radio jingles and following coked-up major label a n rs around) they decided they would rather try and duck out of the London scene, and spend their time writing and recording, so that by the time their chance came, they would actually have something worth sharing with the world. Between honing their sound and exploring as much different material as they could within their self-imposed artistic cocoon, the band found time to be invited on tour with new found antipodean friends The Scare, Dalston neighbour Lightspeed Champion, and their teenage heroes The Polyphonic Spree. A triumphant set to a packed Leftfield tent on the first day of Glastonbury left the band as confused as the audience, going down a storm in front of 1000 people. The band introduced themselves to the world officially, via their debut release on Transgressive records. A one-off 'concept single' that saw Gordon Raphael (The Strokes -Is This It/ Room On Fire) on the controls. They wanted their debut release to have as much scope as possible; and to comprise of two tracks of equal importance, tied together by more than just the vinyl onto which they are pressed. Without an A or a B side, FATHERHOOD/MOTHERHOOD was the first complete piece of work that the band were happy to bequeath to the world, and was also be accompanied by a diptych of videos, accompanying the release on vhs tape An EP will follow in early summer
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Friday March 14, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
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