28th September | Exchange
Fresh off a stint tearing it up as the bassist in the mighty Mclusky*, Damien Sayell returns to his day job (night job?) on Saturday as vocalist for The St Pierre Snake Invasion. This hometown show at The Exchange is the start of an eight-date run in support of recent second album Caprice Enchanté.
Four years in the making, Caprice Enchanté has received widespread rave reviews, and attracted the attention of Kerrang! magazine, amongst others. It is an astonishingly heavy, wildly unpredictable journey, full of style and tempo changes, but never loses its coherence or clarity of purpose. Most importantly, it retains the band’s witty lyrics and cutting social commentary.
Live, the Snake Invasion are a force to be reckoned with. Expect plenty of tongue-in-cheek bragging from Sayell, mixed with a healthy dose of juicy riffage from behind him. It’s an experience, no doubt about it.
TSPSI are sharing headlining duties on this tour with Cassels, who themselves are celebrating a new album, The Perfect Ending, which was released earlier this month. With their somewhat lo-fi approach, the Oxfordshire two-piece bring to mind the likes of Pavement in their rowdier moments, alongside more traditional art-punk references. Mixing heavy riffs with quirky melodies and some strong serious moments, The Perfect Ending is certainly their strongest effort yet.
With additional support coming from Norwich alt-rock band Hank and Bristol/Cardiff noise-punks Twisted Ankle, this promises to be a hell of a night.
See the video for ‘Casanovacaine’ here: