Perhaps one of alternative music's most prolific bands, Deerhoof have unleashed a dozen albums in little over sixteen years. Where many bands would eschew quality for quantity, this hard-to-pigeonhole quartet has managed to balance consistency with imagination without compromise.
You'll never hear Deerhoof on Radio 1 (unless they duet with Rudimental or Justin Timberlake) and you're unlikely to be whistling tracks from any of their albums while prepping the Sunday roast, but Deerhoof's erratic cut-and-paste rock glitch seems to have its fans, namely Yoko Ono. Her keen ears have clearly warmed to the band's latest album Breakup Song, issued towards the end of last year, so much so that in her capacity as curator, she has enrolled their services for Meltdown Festival 2013.
Comprised of just thirty incredibly challenging minutes of glorious musical disorder, "Breakup Song" comes closest to being 'radio friendly' on tracks such as "Zero Seconds Pause" and "We Do Parties". On record, there is chaos - live, you can imagine it'll be something else altogether.
After performing at Meltdown, the San Francisco foursome will embark on a UK tour starting with Brighton on 22nd June, followed by Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham and finally Oxford on 27th June.
Tickets are on sale [10/5/2013 9:00], priced from just £10 - an absolute bargain.
Their Meltdown show on 21st June is still on sale, priced from £22.50.