Psych rockers Vacant Lots play Rugby - The Rugby Observer

Psych rockers Vacant Lots play Rugby

Rugby Editorial 20th Feb, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

AMERICAN psych band The Vacant Lots are returning to Rugby.

The Vermont duo bring their layered minimalist take on rock n roll, complete with hypnotic guitar riffs and electronic drones,

to the West Indian Club on Sunday March 15.

Shortly after forming, they were they were invited by Pete Kember aka Sonic Boom of Rugby’s own Spacemen 3 fame to tour the United States for the first time with his band current band Spectrum. So impressed was he, he now manages the duo of Jared Artaud and Brian MacFadyen.




The band has cited influences ranging from Native American drumming and Indian tanpura, to early rock n roll, The Gun Club, and Television.

They are signed to underground UK label, Sonic Cathedral, and last year released debut album Departure.


They have already made a name for themselves this side of the Atlantic on a tour supporting LA underground outfit Brian Jonestown Massacre, and also played The Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia.

The Rugby gig is set to follow hot on the heels of the band supporting 1970s electro-punk legends Suicide in New York City.

The band played Rugby last year, and this time out will be supported by local band The Anteloids, London-based Loaded, and DJ Sets from Original Spacemen 3 bassist Pete Bain aka Pete Bassman (Pete Bain) and Ian Laing, from local band Christian Death Ray.

Tickets are £4 on the door, which opens at 7.30pm.

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