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Esben & The Witch At White Heat Tomorrow. Win Tickets!
The Quietus , January 4th, 2010 09:26


Tomorrow night (January 5th) the Quietus will be teaming up with our friends at White Heat to present one of our favourite bands of the moment, Esben & The Witch. We heard and saw them first last year, so they're not a tip for 2010 as we don't do that kind of lazy column inch filling round these parts - they're simply one of the most inventive, intelligent British bands around right now, and a bit goth, which is always a good thing in our dusty, leather-bound book. You can listen to Esben & The Witch here, and read our Escape Velocity interview here.

In support of Esben will be curious electronic manglers Grasscut - "it's quite Radioheady" quoth Quietus editor John as he delivered a brew and slab of yarg just then. And he's not too far wrong, either, though this has more of a fizz and sparkle to its glitch than the at times dour Oxfordians.

The Quietus will also be playing the very best in music new and old. You can buy tickets for the night here, or win a pair by answering the following simple question and emailing the response to with WH in the subject by 16h Tuesday.

Esben & The Witch is taken from the title of:

a) A gothic pornographic film

b) A European traditional fairy tale

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