Single review by KevW
It's been a fantastic year for Dubliners The Cast Of Cheers, not only have they released an album that won heaps of praise from the music press, the even more fickle record buying public have taken a bit of a shine to them too. They're rounding 2012 off in some style, currently tearing apart venues across the UK as part of NME's Generation Next tour alongside Howler and Gross Magic. The perfect time to line up another single then, and one that picks up the baton of jittery, stammering, math-rock and post-punk, a baton previously held by Bloc Party, The Futureheads and Foals, although in these guys' hands it seems even more frantic than normal.
'Trucks At Night' is one of those songs that you get worn out just listening to, which probably makes it a great weight loss technique. I've just played it three times in a row so I've probably dropped a couple of dress sizes. How on earth they get through a set full of these is anyone's guess (but we're sure it's legal). So if you're lucky enough to be catching any of the gigs expect sweat, loss of footwear and possible broken limbs. Those are all things to worry about the next day though, so get down the front and enjoy it, the atmosphere could be electric.
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Catch them live:
OCT 29 - NOTTINGHAM, UK - RESCUE ROOMS
OCT 30 - LONDON, UK - KOKO
OCT 31 - BRIGHTON, UK - THE HAUNT
NOV 09 - ROUEN, FRANCE - LE 106
NOV 12 - NIMES, FRANCE - LA PALOMA
NOV 13 - BORDEAUX, FRANCE - LE ROCHER DE PALMER
NOV 14 - NANTES, FRANCE - STEREOLUX
NOV 15 - PARIS, FRANCE - ZENITH
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