Lots of new stuff that we should have caught up on but didn't over the last few weeks or so. Firstly plenty of talk around about release which started its new friday residency tonight. Aim is on the way in March. Crude magazine has now extended its remit to include Cork and has also updated its website. Issue 2 is out and looks really well and debunks the myth about a difficult second release as it is much better than issue 1, I think. Another second release happens this Saturday when DubbleBass returns to the underground. Paul reviewed the last night here and listening to this set from headliners wiggle (recorded at mantua) this night should be special.
Wiggle are a Cork based four piece dub groove band that formed in late 1999. They began by experimenting with sequencers and live instruments crossing psychedelic folk with electro dub and thus the Wiggle sound was born. As they grew so did their sound and their array of mystical instruments and wiggly effects. Wiggle became the sound of the Cork underground with a diverse audience. At their performances it is not strange to see a six year-old child wiggling beside and eighty year old man such is the universal appeal of the Wiggle sound. Wiggle began in the music room but quickly became a live entity. The live element is integral to Wiggle. Early Wiggle gigs were jam sessions. Wiggle's sound is created and manipulated completely live. Everything you hear is created by someone doing something to an instrument on the stage. Dub music is a huge influence on all of them. They owe a huge debt to Dub music technically. The likes of King Tubby, Lee Perry, and Augustus Pablo and their studio antics certainly resonate with and inspire them. Dub is not their sole influence however, they listen to and are influenced by lots of other music; Roots reggae, Jungle, Breakcore, Dubstep, Hip-hop, Metal, Punk, Country, Tango, Klezmer... pretty much everythi ng. Wigg Le play for the dancers, a symbiosis happens where the music feeds the dance feeds the music feeds the dance and on until they're told to stop. Wiggle play with sound using drum machines, sequencers, samplers, computers, keyboards, melodica, theremin, occasional box accordion, electric and bass guitars. Blending roots reggae with drum and bass beats strumming bleeps and loops and spacing sonically. Irish Drum n Bass, Dub and Jungle from down by the Lee, astral vocals, spectral guitars, sub-bass bombings, glittering keys and Tri eye beats, blips and bleeps.
is due for a release in March 2009