Piatcions: Western Europe tour with Underground Railroad

They’re doing it again!

Italian space rockers Piatcions and london based parisians sonic noisesters Underground Railroad toured the UK together in February 2012.
They had fun, they had a great time, they missed showers for a few days and shared guitars and drum kit.
Then decided to do it again, in Europe this time.
And here we go!
10 Oct Paris (F) – L’International
11 Oct Lyon (F) – Kraspek Myzik
12 Freibourg (D) – Belvedere
13 Oct Arona (IT) – Perchè No? / Melting Pop
14 Oct Genova (IT) – Lucrezia
16 Oct Milano (IT) – Rocket
17 L’Aquila (IT) – 99 City Rockers
19 Oct Fidenza (IT) – Arci Taun
20 Oct Valence (F) – Mistral Palace
22 Oct Montpellier (F) – Secret Place
23 Oct Billière (F) – L’ampli
25 Oct Madrid (ES) – Wurlitzer Ballroom
26 Oct Cartaxo (P) – Centro Cultural Do Cartaxo
27 Oct Porto (P) – Auditório Venepor / Maia
Underground Railroad
(Paris/London – One Little Indian, sonic indie rock)
http://www.youtube.com/user/urailroadParisian émigrés Underground Railroad – based in London -returned in 2011 with thier 3rd album on One Little Indian..
‘White Night Stand’ is a record that strikes the keynote of what the band are all about.Across it’s 11 songs it’s intense and amped, touching and subtle at points and hugely tuneful, taking in early Radiohead and Liars as well as the beloved American alt.rock bands that made the three fall in love with music in the first place.

There are moments of fitting intensity. Most notably ‘Seagull Attack’, the album’s crescendo centrepiece, that clocks in at over nine minutes with its hypnotic repetitive guitar cascade. Then there’s the distinctly Radiohead-esque ‘Ginkgo Biloba’, another album highlight.

Further inspiration across the album came from Twin Peaks and David Lynch – Marion naming ‘The Black Widow’, ‘The Orchid’s Curse’, and ‘Traces To Nowhere’ after episodes of the show, and ‘Yellow Suit’ in reference to his ‘Blue Velvet’ film.

The album was produced by Underground Railroad and mixed by Paul Walton (Massive Attack – “Mezzanine”, Bjork – “Homogenic” / “Vespertine”).

(Domodossola, IT – Poppy Disc – psych no wave)

In less then one year Piatcions became the “ones to watch” in the growing psych / space rock scene around the globe.
Their debut album “Senseless>Sense”was released on Sept 2011 on London label I Blame The Parents.
The album combined the soundscaped inertia of Spiritualized with the set-back and hushed vocal indifference of Brian Jonestown Massacre frontman Anton Newcombe. Gossamer sounds build to Kraut riffs, dazzling and epic. “A luscious, dense sound, artfully constructed and beautifully arranged” (Subba Cultcha) which got massive airplay from BBC6 and XFM XPosure (John Kennedy).

Senseless>Sense was recorded with the production of James Aparicio (recently at work with Liars and Spiritualized).
Robert Toher from seminal NYC experimental band APSE (ATP Records) blessed a couple of songs with his unique high pitch voice, and joined the band for a giant 3 weeks Europe Tour in November 2011.

2012 has seen the trio releasing a new single and video from the album, playing in February a full Uk tour with Underground Railroad (which inspired the idea of playing Europe together in October); then they played a key London gig on Feb 22nd at Corsica Studios with Koolaid Electric Company, flought to Scandinavia for a bunch of dates in April, and got a main support with The Black Lips late May.
In April 2012 Piatcions got signed by Joe Foster’s Sterling Songs Publishing, joining a terrific roster featuring Dead Skeletons, The Telescopes, Koolaid Electric Company, Asteroid #4 and many others.
July 2012 finds Piatcions in the UK again, to play Scotland for the first time with friend London trio Black Manila.
They will be also recording – with James Aparicio again – a brand new single: expect it to be more angular and punkish then previous stuff (if only Suicide and Sonic Youth can be defined punk).
Piatcions have also been featured on latest Dead Bees Records Sampler (presented at Primavera Sound festival) and have joined the line up of Liverpool Psych Festival  late September.