Preoccupations at The Fleece, Bristol 08/02/23

Wed Feb 08 2023 at 05:30 pm to 09:00 pm UTC+00:00

12 Saint Thomas Street,Bristol,BS1 6JJ,GB | Bristol

Crosstown Concerts
Publisher/HostCrosstown Concerts
Preoccupations at The Fleece, Bristol 08\/02\/23
Advertisement
Originally known as Viet Cong before changing their name in 2015, Preoccupations play a clever, expressive fusion of art rock and lo-fi pop that maintains a very human pulse despite the extensive use of electronics and noise. The band was formed in 2012 by Matt Flegel and Scott Munro, two musicians from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Flegel was a member of the celebrated Calgary indie rock band Women (who'd broken up several months prior), while Munro had formerly played guitar with Lab Coast. While touring Europe as part of Chad VanGaalen's backing band, Flegel and Munro began working up ideas for songs, and when they heard about the death of Women guitarist Christopher Reimer, they realized it was time to start a new project rather than waiting for something better to come along. With Munro on guitar and Flegel on bass, the two invited former Women drummer Mike Wallace to man the drum kit, and Danny Christiansen, who had worked with Flegel and Wallace in a Black Sabbath tribute act, came on board as guitarist. In 2013, they released a four-song cassette cleverly titled Cassette that they sold at their shows during a North American tour with Freak Heat Waves; two of the songs from the cassette were reissued as a single by the Canadian indie label Flemish Eye, and an expanded seven-song version of the tape was pressed as a 12" vinyl EP by Mexican Summer in the United States. In January 2015, Viet Cong released their self-titled debut album. Citing concerns that their name might be offensive to some listeners, that April the bandmembers announced they had changed their name to Preoccupations. Their first album under that name was another self-titled effort that appeared in September 2016. For their third album, 2018's bluntly titled New Material, the band recruited producer Justin Meldal-Johnson and took a more collaborative songwriting approach.
Advertisement

Event Venue & Nearby Stays

12 Saint Thomas Street,Bristol,BS1 6JJ,GB, United Kingdom

Tickets

GBP 17.92

Sharing is Caring:

More Events in Bristol

Diverse Bristol D&D and Board Games Social - all levels welcome
Tue Feb 07 2023 at 06:00 pm Diverse Bristol D&D and Board Games Social - all levels welcome

Geek Retreat Bristol

Bristol Valentine's Speed Dating | Ages 36-55
Tue Feb 07 2023 at 07:00 pm Bristol Valentine's Speed Dating | Ages 36-55

Bar Humbug

Shutdown: Napes & Toby Ross[140 vs DNB]
Tue Feb 07 2023 at 10:00 pm Shutdown: Napes & Toby Ross[140 vs DNB]

Lakota Bristol

New to Headship Induction and Commissioning Service
Wed Feb 08 2023 at 09:30 am New to Headship Induction and Commissioning Service

Bristol Cathedral

Bristol Job Fair - Bristol Career Fair
Wed Feb 08 2023 at 11:00 am Bristol Job Fair - Bristol Career Fair

Bristol

SETsquared Workshop: Sales Processes
Wed Feb 08 2023 at 01:30 pm SETsquared Workshop: Sales Processes

SETsquared Boardroom, Engine Shed

Siv Jakobsen + Suppport TBC
Wed Feb 08 2023 at 07:30 pm Siv Jakobsen + Suppport TBC

The Louisiana

Speed dating Bristol, ages 30-42 (guideline only)
Wed Feb 08 2023 at 07:30 pm Speed dating Bristol, ages 30-42 (guideline only)

Slug And Lettuce Harbourside

Preoccupations
Wed Feb 08 2023 at 07:30 pm Preoccupations

The Fleece

Bristol Careers Fair
Thu Feb 09 2023 at 10:00 am Bristol Careers Fair

Novotel Bristol Centre

Hamish Hawk live at Thekla
Thu Feb 09 2023 at 06:00 pm Hamish Hawk live at Thekla

Thekla Bristol

Weyes Blood
Thu Feb 09 2023 at 07:00 pm Weyes Blood

SWX

Bristol is Happening!

Never miss your favorite happenings again!

Explore Bristol Events