DECEMBER ATP FESTIVAL CURATED BY JEFF MAGNUM RESCHEDULED FOR MARCH
The latest band to make the transition from the rich catalogue of Sublime Frequencies recordings to the live stages of Europe is perhaps the most anticipated of them all, the one we have been waiting for since “Guitars From Agadez Vol. 1” first stormed from the speakers and sold out in record time four years ago: the rough-hewn, tranced-out juggernaut that is Group Inerane hit Europe this winter, playing a 20 date run that culminates in an appearance at All Tomorrows Parties curated by Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum.
Centred around band leader and six-string god Bibi Ahmed, Inerane hail from Agadez, Niger, one of the most volatile zones in West Africa. Out of this vast, arid land long beset by political unrest comes a sound fit to bring tumultuous joy to any party on the globe: ecstatic and electrified Saharan guitar modes entangle/disentangle themselves around mantric vocals and propulsive trap kit drum attack.
Genuinely rocking and raw as hell, at points the fuzz descends and Inerane seem to bore their way to the mainline of rock ‘n’ roll itself.
A second Inerane album, Vol. 3 of the “Guitars From Agadez” series, came out last year with a repress due for this tour, and gives further call to rejoice. There will also be a scorching tour-only 7″.
GROUP INERANE EUROPEAN TOUR 2011
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