We are stupidly chuffed to have secured a date to bring ex Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster members Sym and Andy’s new project Piano Wire to Swindon. Make no mistake, this is a bit of a coup – these guys have played some huge shows and sold a massive amount of records in their old band and to have them come and play for SoP is a real honour.
So, get 29th September into your diaries and join us for this massive show at The Victoria. Advance tickets are a super low £5 and available now from seetickets.com or The Vic. On the door entry will be £7.00 if any tickets are left. Local supports and full details will be announced soon.
Still smouldering from the wreckage of Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster’s final uncontrolled detonation Sym and Andy along with new blood Sean and Tim, have a point to prove. Inspired by QOTSA and Elliott Smith, Love and Brainiac; and literary influences (Bukowski, Burroughs, Orwell…), Piano Wire have absorbed it all but the resulting music is bigger, harder, wider, better. Their metamorphosis has been fuelled by sessions with Gil “Pixies/Foos” Norton, showing them just what they can achieve as a band .
As Sym, quite simply but eloquently, puts it “We’ve got these incredible songs that we smash to pieces live. We’re here to save Rock’n’Roll, to bring you pleasure”
Their excellent debut record, The Genius Of The Crowd is a bristling and lurid post-punk gem that packs in 8 great songs in under 24 minutes. Dark and hard yet scorched with melody and fired with an unconventional pop sensibility it is a hell of a first definitive statement from the band.
“Piano Wire write virus-like jagged pop songs but on stage, they tear into them like the tunes done them wrong. Ten minutes in, I know I LOVE this band.” – Loose Lips Sink Ship
“An invigorating blend of dead-eyed QOTSA swagger and piercing post-punk” – The Line of Best Fit
“They’re pop, but they’re also weird, which is the best kind of pop” – The Quietus
“A lurid post-punk gem. The imagination of The Cramps bolted onto a uniquely British chassis” – Clash
Keep up to date through the event page HERE.