The founding fathers of fuzz-pop return to the London stage to play a special show as part of Mogwai’s twentieth anniversary series at the Roundhouse. Grumpily black-clad and led as ever by the taciturn Reid brothers, the Mary Chain will be going back to their roots for a full performance of their 1985 debut album ‘Psychocandy’, as they did for two London shows late last year.
When the band first played these songs live in London, their set lasted 20 minutes and famously sparked a riot at North London Polytechnic. These new sets should last a little longer and be a bit less violent, but hopefully the volume will be set as high as ever. Also on the bill are similarly fuzzed-out psych-rockers Bardo Pond, one of the many bands who’ve adapted the Mary Chain’s pioneering combination of sweet melody and searing noise.
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