Preview: Wave Machines @ Village Underground

In deepest, darkest, hippest East London – the Carnaby Street of the naughties – sits a pretty unique venue. I mean, to reel off a few artists from the past year – the likes of David Morales, The XX, Pixies, Jarvis Cocker, Delphic, Everything Everything and Leanne Le Havas to name a few, not to mention a Street Food Festival – Village Underground is pretty iconic round these parts. Like a mini Woodstock of music and mayhem of where it’s at, and no more so than on Tuesday 26th March where visitors will have the utmost pleasure of witnessing some of Liverpool’s finest by way of Wave Machines, one of the most underrated bands of the last 5 years. Slight recognition has come from the NME and BBC but new album Pollen should see the accolades come swarming in like a herd of Catholics waiting for the White smoke to arise from Rome. Not that Pollen is vastly different from 2009’s Wave if you’re really there. Tim, Carl, James and Vidar are still making poetically brilliant pop music, albeit Pollen being a little more mature, naturally.

With more mixing input from Lexxx, Pollen deserve the recognition and this quartet deserve the recognition and deserve their time in the limelight. And you lucky folks who are all booked in to the Village Underground can revel in some fucking great live pop music. At the time of press there were still 30 tickets left to this intimate gig so whatever your Tuesday night usually entails, forget it for a week , drop the social media and enjoy some social feeling – Best of all , it costs less than a packet of Marlboro lights !

Words: Ross Emerick