Gorky's Zygotic Mynci : London EC1 Shaw Theatre

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci : London EC1 Shaw Theatre

"It's Gorky's . . .to the power of ten!" laughs Euros Childs, waving at a stage overflowing with shuffling people and musical instruments. Normally a reasonable quintet, Gorky"s aren't a band renowned for their decadent extravagance, so...

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Gorky's Zygotic Mynci : How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci : How I Long To Feel That...

This may be their eighth album, but previously this reviewer has happily given Gorky's Zygotic Mynci a wide berth. There just always seemed something a bit too Lucy in the sky with banjos about them; something rural, spaced-out and,...

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The Blue Trees

The Blue Trees

That Gorky's Zygotic Mynci should finally abandon their pop-hued roots in favour of what amounts, essentially, to an album of medieval folk music is, really, hardly surprising. After all, this is a band whose baroque'n'roll heart has always...

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Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

"I'd like to apologise to everyone who's come here to dance tonight," coos Euros Childs , floppy-haired frontman of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci . "Because there's not a chance in hell that you can dance to this. It's called 'This Summer's Been Good...

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London Islington Union Chapel

London Islington Union Chapel

Twilight through stained glass, shadowy corners, hymns ancient and modern. The grand aesthetics of the Union Chapel are the perfect backdrop for Gorky's Zygotic Mynci , as the spotlights cut over their heads and into the black depths of the roof....

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Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Stepping over the drooling, unconscious groupies down the front and without so much as a "Yo! Colchester! You are without doubt the kerrayzeeist bunch of muthas in the whole of Essex!", Euros Childs seizes the mic and shows just why he's known...

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London King's Cross Scala

London King's Cross Scala

"This is the last time Gorky's Zygotic Mynci will appear," announces the band's new manager, noted film director Ken Corda , from the stage. "From now on they will be known as... Mynci 2000 ." Like hell they will - not least...

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Spanish Dance Troupe

Spanish Dance Troupe

The darkest hours are just before dawn. When you're languishing in the deepest trough of despond, you never know quite how near to salvation you really are. Hence, 'Spanish Dance Troupe' - Gorky's Zygotic Mynci album number six,...

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Gorky's Zygotic Mynci : Spanish dance troupe

Gorky's Zygotic Mynci : Spanish dance troupe

The truly wonderful Gorky 's shame most of this week's releases without even trying. This should make every single suit who had Gorky 's blood on their hands this time last year cry into their cappuccinos at its sheer beauty. There are...

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L'Espluga De Francoli Cova De La Font Major

L'Espluga De Francoli Cova De La Font Major

Tonight, 100km outside Barcelona, Gorky's Zygotic Mynci are heading back underground. Not only are they playing at the bottom of a three-billion-year-old cave, they're also attempting to repoint a career which in the past 12 months has looked in...

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