19th May 2022

19:00 - 23:00

£27.50 + BF

Ambidextrous presents
Plus special guests

14+ (under 16s with an adult)

With a stage show that’s best described as sweat-drenched, and a long list of albums sporting their trademark unhinged approach, Thee Oh Sees are one of the most invigorating garage punk bands of their era. Led by guitarist/vocalist John Dwyer, whose guitar sound and brutally powerful way of playing are instantly identifiable, the group went through a series of changes that led them from clanging lo-fi garage experimentalism on albums like their 2007 debut, Sucks Blood, to weirdo psych-pop on 2011’s Castlemania and almost-slick garage punk on 2014’s Drop. After that album, Dwyer expanded the band’s sonic reach to include proto-metal, dark psych, and trippy prog. Released in 2015, Mutilator Defeated at Last bore the first fruits of this new sound, and over the next few years they embarked on a mad rush of creativity, resulting in a slew of mind-bending albums: 2016’s A Weird Exits added some Motorik rhythms to the mix; long instrumental jams were featured on the same year’s An Odd Entrances; boogie rock organs and mystical jazz-rock were featured on 2018’s Smote Reverser; and 2019’s Face Stabber offered up a blown-out fusion of all the things they had been doing over the past decade.