Chances are you won’t have heard of Quad Throw Salchow. They don’t exactly go thrusting themselves around in people’s faces which, in an age of pop terrorists holding us to hostage in all kinds of ways, is quite refreshing. You won’t catch this lot dumped in a field in Shropshire with twenty pence and a pair of night vision goggles to help them find their way home. They won’t be live tweeting their latest gig or playing shows in pitch black. They probably don’t have firework bras. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find them at all. They rarely play gigs, their MySpace is minimal, and their press shots look like a variation on this:
Their music, too, is as minimal as their promotion. Their debut self-titled album is a masterpiece of stark kraut rhythms, pared-down post-rock and menacing electronica. It’s a constantly surprising affair and has had them compared to everything from Suicide to Ikara Colt, Kraftwerk and Bowie. Have a listen and see if you like. If you do they’re making a rare outing into the world at Pure Groove tonight.
Download Quad Throw Salchow‘s Matters Of The Mind here
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