King Champion Sounds (UK/NL) / Mike Watt's Il Sogno del Marinaio (US/IT) / Deutsche Ashram (NL)
King Champion Sounds speelt, in de woorden van Thurston Moore, “a mix of The Fall, Can, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Public Image Ltd and King Tubby.” “I love this band,” voegt ie er nog aan toe. De band grossiert in psychedelische krautrockjams, post-punk dub, free jazz, soundscapes, spoken word en elektronica.
Ajay Saggar is de man achter de band. Ooit was hij geluidsman bij My Bloody Valentine, Dinosaur Jr. en Mogwai. Nieuwe plaat ‘To Awake In That Heaven Of Freedom’ verschijnt in september. Voor het dubbelalbum kreeg Ajay hulp van onder andere J. Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.) en de legendarische Mike Watt (bassist bij Minutemen, fIREHOSE en The Stooges). G.W. Sok, de zanger van The Ex, vervoegt de band live.
En Mike Watt is er zelf ook bij met diens band Il Sogno del Marinaio. Het powertrio, met verder nog de Italianen Andrea Belfi en Stefano Pilia in de rangen, plant om tussen 28 september en 29 oktober 32 keer te spelen in Europa. Ofte elke avond één concert.
Extra support: Deutsche Ashram.
Thurston Moore referred to the sound of King chamion Sounds as “a mix of The Fall, Can, Sun Ra, Captain Beefheart, Public Image Ltd and King Tubby.” “I love this band,” he added. First up is Il Sogno del Marinaio, an American Italian trio with bass player Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE, The Stooges, or simply Mike Watt).
King Champion Sounds are an Anglo/Dutch band and the brainchild of Ajay Saggar (Dandelion Adventure, Donkey, The Bent Moustache). Vocals and lyrics are taken care of by G.W. Sok (The Ex). The seven piece line-up is completed by a stellar second guitar player, bass and drums (a rhythm section tha…
About the band in the words of each of the three members... From guitarist Stefano Pilia: I met Mike Watt for the first time in 2005. He was touring italy with Raul Morales and Paul Roessler. i got very nice time in tour with them ...my role was to be "the road manager" - actually not a …
Merinde Verbeek (vocals) and Ajay Saggar (instruments). Having emerged from their isolation in the studio for several months with a new album brewing for the autumn of 2016, the duo have ventured out and started playing several live shows in Europe recently. The reaction to the live shows h…