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The Arm

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The Arm have sadly decided to call it a day after five years, two EPs and many ear-pounding gigs. Work on their debut album had almost completed and may yet see the light of day although you can hear unfinished mixes on their Myspace now.

LITE + Brother's Sister's Daughter Japan Tour

LITE are currently on a nationwide Japan tour with Brother’s Sister’s Daughter, a new improv unit put together by Mike Watt and Kramer (Bongwater, Ween, Butthole Surfers, Shimmy Disc et al) with drum duties being split between Samm Bennett and Yuko Araki (Migu, Cornelius).

The first date on Friday saw them joined by jazz drumming legend Han Bennink while they will also share the stage with Seiichi Yamamoto (Boredoms, ROVO) in Osaka. Other nights feature Z and 54-71.

Together, LITE and BSD will play a Funanori song from “A Tiny Twofer” each night!

Meanwhile, LITE have just put the finishing touches to their second full-length album, recorded with Toe’s Takaaki Mino as engineer. More news soon.

Also check out Z’s Myspace page which features a new live recording!

The Arm are currently working on their debut full-length album.

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Update

LITE have added a date at Nottingham Bar None on September 19th. Tickets are available online for the Colchester and Brighton gigs. Check the schedule page for more details. Also check out the video for Contemporary Disease.

The Arm have also announced two upcoming shows in Birmingham and Leeds.

Psychedelic Irish folksters The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock have joined the Transduction fold, watch out for more details of their forthcoming debut album soon.

Z debuted new material for the next album at a show with LITE last week in Tokyo.

Update

Lots more press reviews added for “Filmlets” and “Mikabe”. The Z track “Mugen” is streaming at Paper Thin Walls. The band will play their first gig of 2007 after a long break in Tokyo on May 6th. Also check out a great Z article at New Noise. The Arm will play The King Edward Inn in Birmingham (formerly Chapter Eleven) on March 31st with Mills & Boon and have been added to the bill for the Wheaton Aston Music Festival on May 19th.

Update

Shop updated! Check out The Silent Ballet’s review of “Filmlets”:

“…one of the most technical yet enjoyable instrumental math-rock albums in recent memory…Filmlets is a truly remarkable album”

New videos for “Human Gift” and “Gohyaku Manyen” are also now online. The Arm will be playing at British Wildlife’s Big Fat Weekend festival in Leeds next month. Other dates include shows with Trans Am and USA Is A Monster, more details on the schedule page.

The Arm: upcoming gigs

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The Arm will join the amazing Giveamanakick and Formation Flight for a one-off show at Birmingham’s Flapper and Firkin on November 1st. More details on schedule page. Other gigs include The Arm’s first outside the UK when they play Dublin’s legendary Ballroom of Romance on November 24th. Irish magazine Mongrel recently described The Arm’s sonic blueprint thus: “…distort the ballix out of the guitars and add loads of violent electronomological noise…”. Finally, check out The Communion’s review of “He Builds Bombs”

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