Fortuna POP! presents
Tilly And The Wall
+ The Grave Architects
+ Slow Down Tallahassee
plus Fortuna POP! DJ playing indie, punk, soul and 60s
Advance: £4 from ticketweb
TILLY AND THE WALL
Tilly and the Wall sprang out of Omaha, NE — a Midwestern band of like-minded friends with pockets full of melodies….and a lot of pockets. The serendipitous result of five Omaha residents with a penchant for the same classic ‘60s pop, boy/girl harmonies and Americana folk records, Tilly and the Wall celebrates the petulant, determined, feisty nature of youth. They rejoice in tales of dreams followed, mistakes made, and hearts broken. Tilly and the Wall has five members: Jamie (tap dancer/percussionist), Kianna (vocals), Nick (keyboards), Neely (vocals) and Derek (guitar/vocals). They released their debut album, Wild Like Children, in June 2004 on Conor Oberst’s label, Team Love and are signed to the excellent Moshi Moshi label in Europe.
“This review is a week late because last week all I could write was, “it was great, it was great, it was great great great.”… seek, seek, seek out this band as quickly as possible and by any means see them live!” (Drowned In Sound)
THE GRAVE ARCHITECTS
Born with a broken heart "The Grave Architects" have picked themselves up, dusted themselves down and written their way to the top, garnering praise from the NME, plays on Radio Nottingham and a mention on the local council website along the way. Since forming in Nottingham (July 2005) "The Grave Architects" are now seasoned hands at the pulling heart strings out, stretching them once around the funny bone and plucking them to the wet crash of tiny tears. Think a hopped-up Jonathan Richman, or maybe The Rockingbirds, if anyone remembers them. Currently in the process of recording an LP at First Love (Nottingham's finest recording studio), early indications suggest that you may well throw away the rest of your records on the grounds that they are now 'worthless'.
“Nottingham’s own broken-hearted, The Grave Architects, haven’t even played ten gigs yet in their short career as a band, but already something special’s going on. (egigs.com)
tELLEY formed in 2005 and comprise of Jim from Spearmint, Silvi from Mikrofisch, James previously of The Scaramanga Six and Rene from Basingstoke. It all came together quite by chance, says Jim, I had a whole load of songs that werent doing anything, James had just moved back from Australia, Silvi had moved to London from Cologne looking for a band to join and Rene was waiting for a taxi that never showed up. We just put the pieces together. Scratchy guitars, ferocious drums, cut and paste keyboard noises all pinned together with simple melodies. Like your favourite band before they were famous.
SLOW DOWN TALLAHASSEE
Influenced by The Shangri-Las, The Breeders, Leonard Cohen and Doris Day and bound to one another by blood-oath, Slow Down Tallahasse are an enigmatic, fearfully foul-mouthed foursome. They'll seduce you in one breath, and hex you with the next, with songs that are both vengeful and romantic; at times a flurry of harmonies and handclaps, and at others, delicate and bare. Inspired by the paintings of Henry Darger, the writings of Dorothy Parker and Pablo Neruda, girl groups, playground gangs, beatniks, fashion and folklore, they somehow found each other and the fun began. Join their gang, and you'll never be lonely again...
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