Cannonball Jane + Applefish + Vile Vile Creatures
Chapter, Market Road, Canton Cardiff CF5 1QE
Sun 27 Aug
7.30pm (finishes 10.30pm)
Sul 27 Awst
New York’s new favourite garage-pop-girl-group headline the opening night of Queer Cymru, Chapter’s two week alternative fringe festival. Support comes from electronica new girl on the block, Applefish, and Ladyfest show-stealers Vile Vile Creatures.
"one-woman New York punk-funk project Cannonball Jane lived up to the hype"
New York Magazine
"It's just amazing. Stuff like that I really like."
Kathleen Hanna of Bikini Kill/Le Tigre (slugmag.com)
"Frothy, infectious sampledelica...dreamy doo-wop oohs and aahs with old-school breaks and beats...it could all be a musical car crash, but charm and sassy beats win the day. And to complete this mini-masterpiece's feel good credentials: by day Jane is a music teacher, Sharon Hagopian, and she recorded it in her bedroom."
The Times (UK)
"In a world that's rapidly running out of new musical combinations, I can honestly say I've never heard this one before: early Eighties hip-hop crossed with girl-group pop...her debut is ten tracks of music history fantasy camp. What if The Shangri-Las dated Run-DMC? What if Sarah Records' early Nineties roster became obsessed with the dirty funk of the SP-1200? It takes Cannonball Jane a mere twenty-nine minutes to convince you of how cool that would actually be. Cheap-o beats and Spectorian production flourishes provide the backdrop, but the glue that holds it together is Hagopian's surprisingly lovely voice... Maybe it's time to start believing in genre crossing again."
"Homemade, hip-hop-influenced indie pop...a very early contender for album of 2006."
"Utterly original...Jane simply does the unexpected with some electric riffs and sweet harmony"
Loud & Quiet
"****" ...sounds most unlike anything else you are likely to hear this year, which is a good start to 2006"
What's On In London
"A lo-fi world of home-recorded sampledelica that falls somewhere between the Beastie Boys and St. Etienne"
"Retro hip-hop beats, cooed girl vocals and upright and super-tight bass...a pop album that even the most tedious of indie snobs can enjoy without fear of shedding scene points"
Drowned in Sound
"Half of Street Vernacular sounds like it should be blasting out of a beat box down at the rough end of Sesame Street sometime in 1981, whilst the other half is more reminiscent of coy, mid-90s ladylike Brit pop."
Wakefield's VILE VILE CREATURES return to Cardiff after wowing Ladyfest with their amazing first ever gig. Think Le Tigre and you wouldn't be far off.
Cardiff's "AppleFish is electro-trance.. farr dee far .. inspired by a buzzy feeling."
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