Lumerians plus Boogarins

  • Thursday | 10.04.14
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £08.00 Earl...

Band on the wall presents a night of otherworldly space rock, by way of California and Brazil.

Lumerians will not ask you to dance, but will rather make you submit to your own subconscious (or conscious) desire to.

Since forming in 2006, Oakland’s Lumerians have gained notoriety for their intense performances, stunning live visuals and thematic otherworldly releases. Recording from their self-built studio/brewery in a converted store-front church, Lumerians acknowledge the role sound and rhythm have always played in transcendent and ecstatic rituals the world over, from the repetitious drums of tribal animists to the penetrating electronic pulses of neon dance clubs.

“There’s still plenty of space rock being made, but its subject matter inevitably renders it retro-futurist, no longer soundtracking our destiny among the stars, but referencing a golden age that never came to pass. Oakland’s Lumerians understand this implicitly, and create a sound and concept that captures this sense of cosmic yearning while cruising through the starfields of an imaginary universe.” The Quietus


Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz met in high school in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia and together, as Boogarins, they write songs that reach beyond their years and any restrictions of geography or genre: timeless pop untethered from categorisations. 

Boogarins is rich, heavy, and sonorous, the guitar tones sensually warm and the vocals and drums sent through several treatments to blur them and lift them off the ground. On “Eu Vou”, the vocals swim through liquid silence, tiny rippling mouth pops and a faraway synth the vocal track’s only distant companions. It might be their tribute to Marble Index-era Nico; it channels a similar empty vastness.” Pitchfork

Did you know that our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks?

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