Acid Box are pleased to bring you la hell gang
Monday 26th September Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
Inspired by the fuzzy swirl of '60s garage and psychedelia, Chilean trio La Hell Gang started developing their own dusty, swaggering sounds in the late 2000s. Made up of guitarist/vocalist Francisco Cábala (aka KB Cabala), drummer Nes, and bassist Sarwin, La Hell Gang recorded their first album, Just What Is Real, in a single day in 2009. The album was tracked straight to analog eight-track tape and used vintage amps, pedals, and microphones to capture a sound just as hazy and retrofitted as the gear it was made with. It would be a few years before the album saw the light of day, however, as Hell Gang was temporarily shelved while Cabala spent some time focusing on his other band, Chicos de Nazca. More unexpectedly, Cabala also dedicated a good amount of time and focus to his own solo electronic music, which took inspiration from the grainy textures of artists such as Boards of Canada. Just What Is Real eventually saw release in 2013 on BYM Records, and follow-up Thru Me Again appeared the next year on the Mexican Summer imprint.
Electric Eye play droned out psych-rock inspired by the blues, India and the ever more expanding universe. On the bands inspirational mix tape, you will probably find songs from the The Black Angels, Wooden Shjips and Pink Floyd in Pompeii. With members from some of Bergen’s foremost underground bands, a couple of spectacular songs and live shows, the buzz about Electric Eye swiftly spread from Norway to music fans world wide. Electric Eye released their debut-LP “Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time” in April. The album received rave reviews in the Norwegian music press, and has over the last few months spread to blogs and radio stations all over the world. The album was a co-release between Norway's Klangkollektivet and London based Fuzz Club Records, who put out “Pick-up, Lift-off, Space, Time” in both the UK and US.
Manchester Psych-fuzz, channeling their inner Roky Erickson, these Manchester folks capture all the trippy riffs and delay washed chords that take you back to the finest sounds of the 60s.