Forum Basement : Kick Out The Jams Presents
Desert Mountain Tribe + Mother's Cake
Entry Requirements: 18+
This show is at the Sussex Arms Pub, The Sussex Mews, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells, TN2 5TE
Establishing themselves in the current rock scene in 2014 with the release of their debut ‘DMT EP’, the London based trio Desert Mountain Tribe got off to a flying start with early standout track ‘Coming Down’, which was featured on Reverb Conspiracy Volume 2, a release double-headed by the equally legendary imprints Fuzz Club Records and Austin Psych Fest.
Following a debut tour of Northern Europe in the winter of 2014/15, the band quickly progressed to perform at leading festivals within the psych community like Eindhoven Psych Lab ’15 and Lisbon Psych Fest ’15.
“an astonishingly excellent debut” Big Takeover Mag, NYC “Sheer space rock bedlam.” Clash Music, UK
In 2015, Desert Mountain Tribe was invited to participate with the Converse Rubber Tracks recording project in London, where they produced a handful of cool and well-received demos that would ultimately assist in finding an album deal with Membran Entertainment Group in Europe/UK, and Metropolis Records in North America.
Debut album 'Either That Or The Moon' was released in the spring of 2016 to a wealth of positive notices including respected platforms Drowned In Sound, Louder Than War and Classic Rock. The album picked up heavy rotation across U.S college radio and also the legendary KEXP where the band was invited to perform a live session. Recently the band has found support from BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne and Chris Hawkins.
After releasing a digital EP, ‘Live At St Pancras Old Church’, which contains live versions of four songs from the album recorded at a recent show in that London venue and a US tour that takes in a run of shows at the annual SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, DMT will start another European tour upon their return from the US, while 14th April also sees the release of a brand new studio EP.
‘If You Don’t Know Can You Don’t Know Köln’ contains four songs and will be available as a gatefold 12” vinyl and digitally. The band, which is two-thirds German, describe their new recordings as follows: “The studio material on this record and the way we approached it came about very spontaneously without much planning. We were inspired by a show we did for Sofar Sounds back in October which was our first ever acoustic show. After that we started to write songs in an acoustic rather than full blown electric set up. When the opportunity arose to do another EP at Shaken Oak Farm where we recorded our first ever EP a couple of years back, we wrote three tracks in a week and another one live in the studio. It was important for us to capture a live feel on the tracks and therefore, for the first time, we recorded everything completely live, meaning that we were all in the same room playing and recording the songs at the same time. We wrote and recorded the song ’Hitzefrei’ on the same day. It pays homage to our home area of Germany and includes Köln, Düsseldorf and Dortmund. Especially Köln and Düsseldorf where the likes of Neu!, Can and Kraftwerk are from. These groups have always been hugely influential to us and we wanted to capture the Krautrock spirit in at least one song on the new EP.”
2016 KEXP radio spotlight: Top 10 albums of year. DJ Shannon KEXP Radio, Seattle http://blog.kexp.org/2016/11/24/2016-top-ten-list-spotlight-dj-shannon/
2016 Drowned in Sound Neptune Prize Nominee. UK http://blog.kexp.org/2016/11/24/2016-top-ten-list-spotlight-dj-shannon/
Disorder makes us fell comfortable. Lunacy is our fuel. Psychedelia is our ecstasy. We invite you to join us on an edgy journey off the beaten tracks. Six years of constant touring, writing, using- and abusing made us who we are today. Yet we don´t like to tell our story through dull band biographies.
Yes, we played a shitload of live shows all over the globe, won a couple of fancy sounding awards and shared the stage with artists we looked up to since first picking up our instruments. But this is not the story we’d like you to know. The chapters of our book are written on stage. This is the place where we absorb and release energy. Drenched in sweat and booze the border between stage and crowd becomes liquid. This is why we see ourselves as more than just any live band. People join our shows to plunge into musical rage. And there’s nowhere to hide. This is our promise to you. Come and see.