15th May | Exchange
For many of us, Tuesday evenings are an inconsequential affair, indistinguishable from all the other beige points of the week. On the other hand, Cousin Kula are the next biggest psych-pop band in the South West music scene, and they’re headlining the Exchange on Tuesday with Dirty Nice and Beverly Shrills as support. Here, a darn good opportunity presents itself: a chance to inject some psychotropic fuzz into your usual Tuesday night and ride that groovy wave of new-age psych into the weekend.
Someone somewhere has already compared Cousin Kula to Tame Impala, and rightly so. They’ve been touring festival circuits and playing iconic Bristol venues for quite some time now, channelling the sensibilities of Frank Zappa with the euphonies of Pond (funnily enough). Alongside Idles, NME named them one of ‘Five Bristol Bands Shaking Things Up’ at the end of 2016, and with summer just another bank holiday away, Cousin Kula are gearing up for greatness.
Aled Chivers of Chiverin has been championing some of the best break-through acts in Bristol over the last few years, including the likes of Fenne Lily and Rhain, and you can guarantee that Tuesday will be no exception. Also, with the as of yet unsigned Beverly Shrills in the mix, you get a touch of LCD Soundsystem along with your modern R&B and hazy psychedelia.
For ultimate immersion, bring your printed shirt and horn-rimmed specs.
See the video for ‘Hesitation’ here: