>> Admittedly, for many of us this glorifying New-York-talk has become a bit hackneyed by now. Especially after the self-titled film, which - by the way - is quite witty and, despite its eventually somewhat cliché Hollywood cast, still carries has an indie touch. Nevertheless, the myth of New York and its delicate arts scene lives on in bands like...
The reviews I've read so far have been quite... controversial, ranging from "just a likeable, percussion heavy, funk jam with plenty of cowbells and little hand clapping" (Culturedeluxe.com) and "Listen to Rare Earth's Get Ready and Shuggie Otis's Inspiration Information and you'll hear much of what's attempted here done many, many times better" (Chris Power, BBC.com) to
"sounding like the hits of the last fifty years just went through a successful session of 'Will it Blend?', the Phenomenal Handclap Band puts on a live show not to be missed. It was almost mesmerizing enough to make us forget the conspicuous absence of handclaps." (Baeblemusic.com).
Like I said before, NYC has always been known for its outstanding, sometimes outrageous, but definitely offbeat musicians. Reading through these contrasting reviews made me even more curious what the Brooklyn-based octet will be like LIVE.
The crux of the matter lies within this crazy cocktail of post-psychodelic Rock elements mixed with Funk & folky bits and boobs. Pretty gripping. Tomorrow night's certainly going to be unique in some form or another.
>> High-profile support comes from The Red Deltas, Slopes, Pink Film. Doors @ 8pm.