The Hare

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock performing “The Hare”.

LITE "Phantasia" Europe Tour 2008

Dates confirmed for LITE’s “Phantasia” Europe Tour 2008. 54-71 will join up for the UK & Ireland leg to coincide with the October release of their new album “I’m Not Fine, Thank You. And You?”. The Dublin show on October 11th will be a Transduction night with the Ballroom of Romance as The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock will also play.

09/10/08 – Tower Records (instore), Dublin, Ireland
10/10/08 – Roisin Dubh, Galway, Ireland *
11/10/08 – Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland **
12/10/08 – Baker Place, Limerick, Ireland *
13/10/08 – Lavery’s Bunker, Belfast, Northern Ireland *
14/10/08 – Upperspace, Manchester, UK *
15/10/08 – Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK *
16/10/08 – Engine Room, Brighton, UK *
17/10/08 – The Fly, London, UK *
18/10/08 – Brainwash Festival, Leeds, UK *
19/10/08 – TBC, Glasgow, UK *
21/10/08 – Frontline, Gent, Belgium
22/10/08 – Mephisto, Hannover, Germany
23/10/08 – Fabrik, Potsdam, Germany
24/10/08 – AZ Conni, Dresden, Germany
25/10/08 – KTS, Freiburg, Germany
26/10/08 – De Bliksem, Den Helder, Netherlands
27/10/08 – Molodoi, Strasbourg, France
28/10/08 – Grillen, Colmar, France
29/10/08 – Carlo Levi, Liege, Belgium
30/10/08 – Treibhaus, Luzern, Switzerland
31/10/08 – Point Egna, Bolzano, Italy
01/11/08 – Sinister Noise, Rome, Italy
02/11/08 – Dachstock, Berne, Switzerland
04/11/08 – L’Usine, Geneva, Switzerland

* with 54-71
** with 54-71, The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock

Shop update

Added to the shop are titles from the ABCDEFG label based in Nagoya, Japan:

Yuki Kawana – “Secret Plans Of A Special Artisan”
Yucca – “The Orange Sun In My Room”
Yucca – “Laboratory Products”

Summer of Spook

The Spook of the Thirteenth Lock have a string of dates lined up in the coming weeks, kicking off with an instore at Tower Records in Dublin and taking in the Village Stage at the Electric Picnic. Catch them at:

31/07/08 – Tower Records, Dublin (instore, 5pm)
08/08/08 – Hoot Night (Elton vs Drugs), Sugar Club, Dublin
10/08/08 – Whelan’s, Dublin (w/Elf Power)
16/08/08 – Stendhall Festival, Limavaddy
27/08/08 – Crawdaddy, Dublin (w/Kybosh, solo)
31/08/08 – Electric Picnic, Stradbally (Village Hall Stage)
13/09/08 – Hard Working Class Heroes Festival, Dublin

Update: Elf Power’s UK & Ireland tour and the Stendhall Festival both cancelled but two more gigs added, Allen playing solo support to Kybosh at Crawdaddy and a full band appearance at the Hard Working Class Heroes Festival in Temple Bar, Dublin.

Ugly Pray

Promo video from 54-71 for “Ugly Pray” from the forthcoming album “I’m Not Fine, Thank You. And You?”.

Press for Phantasia

“Captivating from start to finish, Phantasia comes highly recommended”Rock Sound

“Mind-bendingly complex guitar tessellations and frenetic polyrhythms forming an endless series of thrillingly complex patterns”Uncut

“LITE, like Battles, have twisted and turned the formula on its head to deliver a genuinely exciting instrumental album that finally makes post-rock respectable again”Rock-a-Rolla

“Their instrumental prowess is little short of astonishing, their intricacy a feat of musical strength”Irish Times


54 71 Live Photo Web

We are delighted to welcome Japanese underground legends 54-71 to the Transduction fold. Their eight studio album will be their first to be issued outside Japan when it drops on September 29. Titled “I’m Not Fine, Thank You. And You?”, the politeness ends right there with eight pile driving slabs of rock, rap and pounding beats that will break both your head and your speakers. The band will also bring the noise on tour with LITE in the UK and Ireland between 10 – 18 October. Check the tour page for dates.

Say hello to 54-71 on Myspace.