This Saturday at the Turf in MIneeapolis/St Paul
The People's Templewww.youtube.com/watch?v=81x1jUomk70
Formed by Robert Hampson (vocals/guitar) in South London in 1986, Loop were one of the first bands to introduce psychedelic and drone rock elements to the post-punk era. Influencing numerous bands right through to the present day, they've become one of the most reverentially esteemed bands to emerge from the UK's indep...endent scene. Their first single release, '16 Dreams', came out in the early part of 1987 on the band's own Head label. A second 45, 'Spinning' was released in the summer of that year followed by acclaimed debut album Heaven's End. Around this period several personnel changes ensued; early members including then-guitarist James Endeacott - since known for signing The Libertines to Rough Trade and founding 1965 Records - culminating in the band arriving at the line-up (Hampson, Neil Mackay on bass, John Wills on drums and later Scott Dowson also on guitar) that would carry them through until their split in 1991.
Now, almost twenty-three years on, they've reformed. They have played across Europe, curating ATP's End of an Era festival and are currently touring their way to Austin to headline Day 3 of this year's Austin Psych Fest.
LOOP will be at the Turf Club Saturday night with The People's Temple from Michigan and local space rock band Chatham Rise. Doors at 8:00.