Golden Teacher // Galaxians // Game_Program
Tickets: £10 / £8 (ADV/NUS)
Glaswegian six-piece Golden Teacher make their Liverpool debut at The Kazimier, with support from Galaxians and Game_Program (Jon Nash of Hookworms, Cowtown and Nope)
Signed to the highly-respected Optimo Music, their electrifying, “room-destroying” mix of mutant disco, Afrobeat, techno, dub, and acoustic and electronic percussion has been praised by Vice Magazine, The Wire, The Skinny, The Quietus, Juno, Dummy, Dangerous Minds and more.
Their sets at Beacons Festival, France's Nuits Sonores, Sounds From The Other City, and performances with James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), JD Twitch, and Liquid Liquid’s Sal P, have cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting live dance acts in action.
Leeds duo Galaxians (returning to Liverpool after sell-out shows with Tom Tom Club, The Juan Maclean, Zombie Zombie, Ultramagnetic MCs and Ital) take their cues from 80s NY/Chicago labels SAM, Are ‘n’ Bee, and TRAX, and producers such as Leroy Burgess and John Morales, dynamically fusing classic Roland TR analog drum machine sounds with acoustic drums and analog synths played live.
Game_Program is the stellar solo project from Jon Nash, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Hookworms, Cowtown, and Nope. A one-man electronic soundtracker of imaginary 80s high school coming-of-age dramas, Game_Program evokes sun-drenched Miami beaches, palm trees, and teen dreams. Think College, Giorgio Moroder, Mr Fingers, and more.
// GOLDEN TEACHER
Optimo Music (Glasgow)
“When you find a band that absolutely destroys a room, it's a revelation… Golden Teacher are one of those bands. Basically, go see Golden Teacher live. Trust me on this one.” - VICE MAGAZINE
“Golden Teacher channel disco, noise and Afrobeat into ecstatic real-time club music” -THE WIRE
“Trance-inducing, intoxicating stuff… Utterly hype-deserving, this hi-energy sixsome’s frenzied disco / world / techno beats, paired with ludicrously good, improvised stage workouts confirm Golden Teacher hands-down as Glasgow, nope, Scotland’s best live band of 2014.” - THE LIST
“...the extended, improv-heavy electronic excursions of Factory Floor, but filtered through the gaze of Afrobeat, heavy dub and mutant disco and techno... Infectiously dancefloor-influenced, and effortlessly experimental... rooted as much in boundary-pushing art-rock and the artful formlessness of deep dub as it is in techno, house and disco.” - THE SKINNY
"What a fucking beautiful racket... The only comparison that can makes any sense really is Gang Gang Dance for their exotic rhythmic attack and Happy Mondays at their most badass epic warehouse-sized mess… It only takes a minute to fall in love – I'm totally addicted.” - THE QUIETUS
Dither Down Records (Brooklyn, NYC), Rotating Souls (Atlanta, GA), Stargaze (Leeds)
"The spirit of disco is alive and well in Yorkshire. A two-piece consisting of Matt Woodward (drums) and Jed Skinner (synths), the house-influenced duo tear up every show they play, regardless of who they’re billed with. A room full of indie kids, a room full of disco lovers, a room full of punks – they all fall hard for the Galaxians party." -NME
"The duo have shared their brand of visceral funk on stages with Tom Tom Club, Zombie Zombie and Ultramagnetic MCs, and it’s the heavyweight synth chug of the Frenchmen which inspires the zero gravity boogie bounce of lead track “Ducket$z”. Combining a thick and brooding bassline of the Zombie Zombie ilk with warbling synths, live drums and fusion keys, the Yorkshire lads deliver a space walking killer for the Red Laser crowd to sink their teeth into." - PICCADILLY RECORDS
“Channeling New York’s late ‘80s “freak disco” (Was Not Was, Liquid Liquid, Arthur Russell) and Detroit’s Acid House scenes, Galaxians produce a maximum output from minimal set-up. Get your white sneaks on and hit the dance floor." - SHEFFIELD CULTURE GUIDE
Solo project from Jonathan Nash (Hookworms/Cowtown/Nope)
"Jon Nash is a busy fella. We all know him as a talented multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from bands like Hookworms, Cowtown, and Nope. But he also does Game_Program, a one-man electronic soundtracker of imaginary 80s high school coming-of-age dramas. GP evokes sun-drenched Miami beaches, palm trees, and teen dreams. Think College, Giorgio Moroder, Mr Fingers, and more. What's not to like??" - PETIT MACHINS/DROWNED IN SOUND