The Cult of Dom Keller – Goodbye To The Light

Another band what has been busy, I swear I’ve had several notifications of new release by these, all with different titles. Or it may be that people I follow have bought their stuff of late, and I’m mixing that up with actual new releases. But I’m waaay behind on catching up with stuff anyway. Been busy with my own thang again, which has grown into a many tentacled beast of a project which doesn’t even promise a(nother) new album this year. Though you may get one anyway. Depends how I feel.

If you know TCODK then you know what to expect. If you don’t, then they’re kind of gothy garage psych which are three words I literally just made up because no-one else has ever used them before. Don’t mention it. They do delve into more ambientish themes, though, which I believe represents a new element to their approach.

Anyway, my rubbishness at descriptions aside, there’s some right belters on this.

Also, they have this new thing due.

Notes on a brief reunion

ittos last stand

I’ve probably mentioned before but I can’t be arsed to go through my old posts looking for the references but I played bass in a band called Sons of Itto between 2005-10, and had a lot of fun in so doing.

Anyway, the guitarist/singer, who shall henceforth be called Milo, is engaged to a lovely lady called Jenny who I hadn’t met until yesterday. A few weeks ago, she is alleged to have said words to the effect of ‘I really wish I could have seen your band play…’

SO yesterday, she had a surprise birthday party. Milo had rounded up myself and drummer Colette (who played in the latter incarnation of the Itto) for a quick couple of jams to remind ourselves of stuff and to dust off the cobwebs, and last night we played 8 or so songs in front of an invited audience at The Chameleon Arts Cafe in Nottingham.

It was an absolute blast. The force was with us last night. The Chameleon is a great venue, it most reminded me of the much missed Attik in Leicester, perhaps a bit larger but much harder to find.

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Colette, Milo, Flipdog: Sons of Itto 2019

Also – Colette plays in two other bands, very different from each other. You Want Fox is a two piece that she does with Nat, and Punch Drunk is a three piece grunge-pop thing that, as I sit here typing and listening to it is putting me most in mind of late-80s Soul Asylum and also Husker Du. Keep an eye out for them wherever you put your eyes – I exacted a promise from her to get at least one of her bands to play Leicester so I intend to hold her to it.

But we may do another Itto thing again next year after the fun we had doing that, so I’ll pop details up if we do another one.