This weekend the Bussey Buildings play host to a stellar lineup of bands, corralled together by the ever-reliable Upset the Rhythm for the inaugural Spaghetti Tree weekender. Combining acts from their own stable with some transatlantic treats, UTR have made it pretty hard to find a better reason to spend the weekend in Peckham, or anywhere else in London for that matter.
The biggest draw of Friday night’s entertainment, and possibly the weekend’s, has to be bespectacled electronic experimentalist and new partner in crime of Francis Ford Coppola, Dan Deacon. The man has a preternatural ability to make a crowd do whatever he deigns; whether it’s inter-audience member grind-offs, synchronized, interpretative dancing or just whipping everyone up into a swirling euphoric mass, there’s few people who command the floor better.
Dan Deacon – Woof Woof
Also playing on the Friday are Bristolians Munch Munch, whose album, Double Visions, came out on UTR’s own label not so long ago. Having missed their last two support slots with Marnie Stern, it will be an absolute pleasure to finally witness these guys in the flesh.
Munch Munch – Wolfman’s Wife
Saturday’s got a couple of big hitters, too. Top of the bill are raucous West Coast two-piece No Age whose take on frantic skate punk should loosen a few collars, limbs and teeth. Or, depending on age, send you, terrified, to the bar.
No Age – Every Artist Needs A Tragedy
Whilst most of the Saturday bands have a pretty rough, punky feel to them, there should be a few moments of quiet, introspective beauty, from the previously featured Ignatz and the consistently wonderful Ducktails.
Ducktails – Deck Observatory
Ducktails – Killin The Vibe feat. Panda Bear
And last up is this fantastic bit of subaqueous weirdo trance from London’s own Peepholes. Should be wonderful.
Peepholes – Carnivore