SBD presents: White Manna
Wednesday September 27th
Northern Californian psychonauts return to London after a three year absence.
“White Manna are one of a select few bands capable of making hairs stand up at the back of the neck” — Shindig!
“A bleached out, dramatic score to America's wilds. ‘Pan’, White Manna's fourth studio album in as many years, is a cathartic soundscaping of rugged northern California landscape...Equal parts Stooges punk, Hawkwind space rock and Kosmiche beat, their tidal wave of noise is dense, intimidating and unforgiving, best exemplified on the title track, and angry, chaotic squall dedicated to the Greek god” — Mojo
“Few song titles summarize a band's aesthetic duality as neatly — or as entertainingly — as White Manna's ‘Hexagram of Goo’. Across three albums, they've channelled mysticism, consciousness altered by drugs and/ or meditation and elemental power of nature (they're big on dunes) via swirling, white noise blizzards, a ruthless motor drive and fuzz caked, garage punk riffage. Now ‘Pan’ with its rip roaring ‘Evil’ in particular, underlines the fact that this north Californian quintet look to The Stooges and MC5 as keenly as to Hawkwind, The Doors and latterday Lungfish” — Uncut
«a wonderfully swampy sound: on the one hand they’re heading towards the cosmos, but on the other they possess the raw punk nous of seminal garage bands like The MC5 and Stooges» — NME
Sunshine doomers promoting their debut album [details of which TBA]
stoned as fuck neo-psychedelic rock
451 Queensbridge Road
London E8 3AS
£8 advance from seetickets.com/event/white-manna-mass-datura-black-doldrums/the-dalston-victoria/1115826