Dread Astaire / Hipbeat
Album: Hipbeat   Collection:General 10"
Artist:Dread Astaire   Added:Jan 2007

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-01-14 Pull Date: 2007-03-04
Week Ending: Feb 4 Jan 28
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 02, 2007: Bloodstains Across Atherton - Super Sized Extended Version
3. Jan 23, 2007: Lost and Found
2. Feb 01, 2007: Fiction Romance

Album Review
Elias (Dr Furious)
Reviewed 2007-01-14
Edgy and repetitive post-punk-ish garage from Thessaloniki, Greece. Swell Maps (angular/noisy guitar jam chaos) meet the Fall (long-drawn repetitive; rough and dry bass lines). One of the best bands that the Greek scene has churned up in nearly two decades now! Being the opening act for the Fall and Telescopes, Dread Astaire channel fuzzed up and noisy grooves founded on repetition but spiced up with plenty of guitar angularity, but without ever escaping an infectiously addictive and catchy mood! Play this shit! It will drill your freaking brains out!


Side A: Hipbeat
Begins with feedback distortions. Progresses with fuzzed up bass lines and angular guitar lines. Melodic vocals too. Repetitive, dry and garage-y!

Side B: Bassassination
Yup! Bassassination indeed! Driving bass fuzz is so fucking heavy, it will drill a hole in your brain. When I think of post-punk groove, this is exactly what I imagine. Amazing repetitive (think the FALL) guitar jam. Gets super guitar noisy at the 4 minute mark with Greek voices screaming in the background. This is an amazing track folks. Blows my mind!!!

Track Listing
1. Hipbeat   2. Bassassination