The Windmill presents:
Scotti Brains, Julia, Dog Race
Entry Requirements: 18+
Scotti Brains - is the enigmatic, elusive four-piece who formed through a love of late night / early morning jams at band founder, producer Dan Carey’s Speedy Wundergound Studios in Streatham, South London.
Made up of record producer Carey (Kate Tempest, Bat For Lashes, Franz Ferdinand) Oli Bayston (Boxed In), drummer Liam Hutton (Boxed In, Edwyn Collins, Kate Tempest) and Oli’s wife Beth Buxton – they previously put out the 4th single on Carey’s Speedy Wunderground label, the motorik psych-kraut wig-out ‘Keep Your Eyes Open Boy’ back in August 2013.
Taking their name from a shared love of San Franciscan psych outfit Bunny Brains and Dan’s cat Scotti and having come across a vintage flying V guitar in Cash Convertors one morning – Carey uses it to full effect – layering and repeating riffs over Buxtons deranged half spoken / half shouting frenetic mantras, with Hutton and Bayston’s pummelling rhythm section holding things together on a thread that feels like it could snap at any second.
Their shows are as rare as, well, finding a decent flying V in Cash Convertors – but also incendiary, provocative and volatile - as a recent late night outing at Glastonbury’s Crowsnest displayed – a mass of sweat and bodies, 3 songs stretched out over 40 blistering strung out minutes.
Prepare to be beamed up.
The best band you never heard of and that's cos they could never be bothered putting stuff online.
But..they've thrilled Windmill crowds over the past few years (last seen here sharing a stage with Kate Tempest and Fontaines DC) with their jazz-soul post-rock and two-thirds of them have gone onto be in Formation.
They make music in South London are kind to strangers.