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The Logicals

Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Fri 10th December – THE LOGICALS + HONESTLY EXPRESS YOURSELF (feat DENISE JOHNSON from PRIMAL SCREAM) @ Academy 3

THE LOGICALS return to Academy 3 for a massive headline show in celebration of the launch of their new E.P., which will be available on the night! Also on the bill are Denise Johnson of PRIMAL SCREAM’s new act - HONESTLY EXPRESS YOURSELF – plus THE JADE ASSEMBLY and JEALOUS! Academy 3, 7.30-11pm, £6adv from www.ticketline.co.uk

- SA Promotions


Former Oasis drummer Zak Starkey is set to play a gig in London with his new band, Pengu!ns, on September 26 at the Parker McMillan club.

The following day (September 27) Pengu!ns will play at the Manchester MOHO venue, where The Vortex – featuring former Oasis guitarist Bonehead – will play on the same bill.

Sergeant will play an acoustic set at the London show, meanwhile The Logicals, featuring former Stone Roses stand-in and Ian Brown band guitarist Aziz Ibrahim, will play on the Manchester bill.

The gigs are hosted by promoters This Feeling, who also launch a night in Liverpool, set for the Studio venue on October 24.

The night will feature a Reverend And The Makers DJ set plus ex-Smiths drummer Mike Joyce's band, Autokat, will play live.

See MySpace.com/thisfeelingclub for more information and tickets - NME


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The Logical's Rationale.

Their critics would say they're too “Jangly jazzy, thrashy tight bashy, over boozy basey bluesy, operatic and scatic, too raw, too relaxed, acid and honey” as a band. Their fans would “have a bit more of all of it thanks”, but that’s music for you.

When it comes to the songs, Bellis builds the tunes for O'Brien's looney lyrics which are often themed on their shared frustrations with the shameless neurotic narcissism that surrounds them. If Bellis and O’Brien bring form to the skeletal structure and pump the blood through the veins of this band then Clancy and Shepherd add the muscle and flesh which brings their songs to life on the live circuit.

The story began at the start of 2005 when O’Brien hooked up with Bellis & Clancy. Shepherd replaced original bass player Dave Smith in 2009. The band have become one of Manchester’s most respected unsigned bands. Memorable headlining slots at Night & Day, Academy 3 and venues across the UK have made sure of that. Their 2012 tour culminated in a headline performance at The Willow Festival. The Logicals have rubbed shoulders with the likes of Alabama 3 and Ocean Colour Scene who they have played main support to on UK tours. Aziz Ibrahim (Stone Roses Alumni) has collaborated with the guys and joined them for some memorable nights across the country.

Musically, the band with Bellis at the helm, draw their inspiration from a wide range of influences old and new. From Rock ‘n’ Rollers like Led Zep, The Who and The Rolling Stones, to Glam Rockers like T-Rex, Bowie and Slade, Punksters like The Clash, The Damned and MC5, not forgetting a smattering of alternative rock & pop like REM, Radiohead & Nick Cave. It’s one big melting pot as far as The Logicals are concerned.

They're willing victims of the jaggy punkish, rock and roll smoltz that they've soaked in, swum through and surfed on. Much of their “effluences” they shelve – at least until the time seems right to take another musical turn. You could say they just haven't found what they're looking for; maybe because they're brimming with musical styles, too schitz to nail their Unique Style Point, or to be nailed into a musical box. “We don't know who we are and we don't care!” All sounds a bit illogical… not to The Logicals.