January 27 is the date for your diary

Two of the most exciting American bands of 2009 have been confirmed to play the first Club Uncut of the year. Crystal Antlers and The Delta Spirit will be gracing our monthly showcase at London’s Borderline on January 27.

Crystal Antlers have received plenty of praise from us already, ever since the Long Beach psych-punks released their first extraordinary EP. This will be one of their very first UK shows.

The show will also be one of the first on these fair shores for another Californian band, The Delta Spirit. The quintet – a little like Cold War Kids, on first acquaintance – will be releasing their fine debut over here in the spring.

Tickets for this auspicious evening will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday November 25) at www.seetickets.com, and will cost £7.

And don’t forget: this month’s Club Uncut takes place on Wednesday (November 26), when we’ll be playing host at the Borderline to Wild Beasts, Threatmantics and The Invisible.