Montreal Based Art-Punk Band Ought Announce London Show

Wednesday 25th June, 2014

Tickets available HERE

Montreal based art-punk band Ought have announced a European tour which includes a show at The Scala in London. 

Ought has been burning with a strong and steady flame since flickering to life in Montreal in 2011. Holed up in a shared apartment that doubled as their rehearsal space, the four band members self-recorded a first EP and played their first show in these domestic confines, then busted out into the city's loft circuit, and into the city streets during the Printemps d'Erable Quebec student general strike, in 2012. These inspired months of mass mobilization against neo-liberal austerity measures galvanized a wide and inspiring range of agit-prop expression in Montreal, and indelibly shaped the emerging sound, vision and social mandate of Ought. Guitarist/vocalist Tim Beeler, who previously had been writing poetry and folk music, drew new energy from electrification/amplification and from solidarity/protest alike; his declarative, observational vocal style ranges from wide-eyed to worried, but never submits to cool irony or emotional detachment.

Their Latest release 'More Than Any Other Day' is the result of a week of recording and mixing at Montreal's Hotel2Tango with engineer Radwan Moumneh (Suuns, Matana Roberts, Jerusalem In My Heart) in November 2013; the album replaces the band's previously self-released 5-song Bandcamp EP of the same name, comprised of a separate set of recordings.

ARTIST: Ought
VENUE: The Scala
DATE: Wednesday 19th November 
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE: £12.00 + b/f
VENUE ADDRESS: 275 Pentonville Road
VENUE WEBSITE: http://www.scala-london.co.uk
AGE RESTRICTION: 18+
DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm
CURFEW: 11:00pm

Tickets available HERE