The Blank Tapes – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton – Wednesday 11th December 2019

11th December 2019
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

The Hope & Ruin

Presented by: Acid Box Promotions.

Price: £7.70


6 years ago we hosted our first ever Brighton show and it’s not stopped since, so what better way to celebrate those 6 years than with The Blank Tapes at The Hope & Ruin.
The Blank Tapes
The new album by The Blank Tapes, ‘Look into the Light’ is Matt Adams and company’s most hard rocking, psychedelic album yet features the phenomenal drumming of Shaughnessy Starr of Frankie & The Witch Fingers and Hoover III with some grooving bass playing by Jason Cirimele of Guantanamo Baywatch and The Donkeys. Veronica Bianqui sings back up vocals on every song as well. The new LP features studio versions of 3 songs played live on the Jam In The Van video series, as well as 4 brand new songs with Adams’ most ambitious guitar shredding yet. Co-mixed by Nathan Sabatino of Jim James & Dr. Dog. The album art drawn was also drawn by Matt Adams.
Last July The Blank Tapes also released “Super Bloom” EP on Australia’s Brown Truck Records with 6 tracks of “heady, fuzzed-out psychedelic jams that twist, contort, and reach for the stratospheres” -Impose Magazine
New album “Look into the Light” is out on Oct. 26 2019 on Nomad Eel Records.
The Blank Tapes is the moniker of Los Angeles based multi-instrumentalist Matt Adams, who has produced over a dozen albums of 1960’s inspired folk-rock-surf-psych-soul-pop on Volcom, Burger Records, Antenna Farm and others. The Blank Tapes have toured throughout America, Canada, Brazil, UK, Europe and Japan. Matt is also the artist behind his band’s posters and album covers.
+ Heirloom
Heirloom’s sound opens with shared vocals – baritone and bittersweet alto. They interweave into the eternal, reminiscent of Nancy and Lee through the cult movieromance of a Tarantino lens. Layers of graceful reverb, delay and fuzz, amidst colourfully dark organ, surround Heirloom’s jangly guitars.
Heirloom are Jane Rivers (vocals & guitar), Jade Taaffe (vocals & bass), Christopher Hallen (backing vocals & guitar), Ben Dawson (keys & guitar) and Nick McGregor (drums). 

“Brighton quintet Heirloom have offered up their thrilling new track ‘Speak In Tongues’, with a gorgeously dark video to accompany it. Opening up with some particularly Pulp Fiction-ish guitar licks, the track’s an enticing slice of brooding but slick pop. The video, which comes directed and produced by Katia Ganfield, reflects its spirit perfectly, its film noir sensibilities paired with mesmerising, multi-coloured clips.” – DIY 

+ Holy Magick
 Holy Magick create a beautiful hazy sound reminiscent of Mazzy Star turned-up and channelled through a psyched-up rock filter and heightened with an intensely driven Krautrock edge. A kaleidoscopic sound that nods to dusty records from the past manifested in the present.
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