We’re pleased to announce that we’re back at our favourite little venue in May, with one of our favourite recent acts: Walls will play their first Sheffield headline show at The Harley on Thursday 31 May.
The duo (Alessio Natalizia, of Banjo Or Freakout) and Sam Willis (Allez-Allez) have put out two records to date, both on legendary German imprint Kompakt, and toured with Battles late last year; reference points for their work include Radiohead, Neu, Animal Collective and Boards Of Canada as well as their parent label’s output - that they don’t pale in such illustrious company says an awful lot. Don’t miss this one.
Here’s what DiS said about their latest record:
Coracle is the kind of album that you not only want to tell people about, but you have to tell people about. Any future conversations, irrelevant of social situation or participants, will be supplemented by an impromptu advertisement on behalf of Walls. It’s compulsory.
What’s in a name, you say? Well, we were quite attached to our old one and therefore found it tricky to pick a new contender - hence the tardiness of this announcement. Still, better late than never…
Without further ado, then, say hello to Rolled School!
It’s happening on Saturday 5 May, Errors play, and it will be a bit like this and this.
Congratulations to Jordan Donnelly for the winning suggestion, two tickets to the event you just named will be winging their way to you shortly.
We will be announcing further bands and DJs very soon (when all those music industry types get back from their holiday… sorry, work trip abroad), although we’d suggest getting hold of an Early Bird ticket before then as they’re selling fast.
We’re also delighted to announce that Sheffield Steel Rollergirls will be getting involved with the event this year, making sure all you folk are safe out there and showing the less able skaters the ropes - as well as selling their own branded beer, Amber’s Nectar (brewed in Sheffield by Blue Bee Brewery). Sweet!
In a Carpathian village, Ivan falls in love with Marichka, the daughter of his father’s killer. When tragedy befalls her, his grief lasts months; finally he rejoins the colorful life around him, marrying Palagna. She wants children but his mind stays on his lost love. To recapture his attention, Palagna tries sorcery, and in the process comes under the spell of the sorcerer, publicly humiliating Ivan, who then fights the sorcerer. The lively rhythms of village life, the work and the holidays, the pageant and revelry of weddings and funerals, the change of seasons, and nature’s beauty give proportion to Ivan’s tragedy.
We said we’d tell you the first act for The Event Formerly Known As Rollerpalooza* today, and by Jove we shall.
Right here, in fact: we’re delighted to announce that Scottish wunderkinds Errors will be heading things up for us on Saturday 5 May.
Career-best LP Have Some Faith In Magic dropped earlier this month, and this will be the first chance to see it rendered live in the Steel City. If you caught them at Tramlines last year, or at our Harley show a while back, you’ll know how exciting a prospect that is as they remain a thrilling live act – not to mention all-round nice guys. We think they’ll be up for having some fun as well as blowing your minds.
Tickets for this epic night of skates and sounds will go on sale this Wednesday (27 February).
We’ve decided to freeze early bird prices at £12.50, which is the same as 2010’s advance entrance cost - we realise money’s too tight to mention for a lot of you right now, and we know the feeling! Like last time, that also includes the hire of your skates/blades. There will be 100 of these discounted tickets up for grabs, and we’re not expecting them to hang around.
We’ll leave you with the video for ‘Magna Encarta’, one of Have Some Faith In Magic’s finest cuts. Officially excited! We’ll be announcing more bands/DJs soon, too.