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Listings for October 14th, 2016

APPEARING ON Friday, October 14th, 2016

The Immediate

Free before 9pm…£4 after

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The Immediate are a thee-piece power pop band from Mold in north Wales.

We originally split in 1997 due to frustration, an argument over a mouth organ and the success of Stereophonics.

We released one single (unaccountably popular in Sweden), made every conceivable mistake in the How To Be A Successful Indie Band handbook, toured with some excellent bands (Mansun, 60ft Dolls, Dodgy) and flickered out, leaving behind the memory of some great gigs, a few fine songs, and little else.

Earlier this year, we reconvened to repair friendships and renew tinnitus. New songs came much more easily than the old ones, probably because we are playing to please only ourselves – with no thoughts of success or acclaim – for the first time in our existence.

There is more truth and resonance in our songs now than ever before. And power. And invention. We write songs about hope and love in the face of the moribund, daily grind.

You will possibly hear fragments and echoes of the following artists in our sound (The Jam, Wire, XTC, Pixies, Badfinger, Dr Feelgood, Small Faces, Husker Du, The Who, Ride, Big Star, The Cure, Joy Formidable, The Go-Betweens, Teenage Fanclub), but nothing has been plagiarised or misappropriated to mask a deficiency of our own ideas.

Our new EP, Shadows and Ghosts (available via: http://theimmediate.bandcamp.com/ from Friday 2nd September) smoulders with melodicism, melancholy and power.

We hope you enjoy it.