Fortuna POP! presents
The Beat Hotel
+ The Left Outsides
+ Gold Sounds
+ Tenlons Fort
plus guest DJ Justin Finch (Fanfarlo) playing upbeat country and Fortuna POP! DJs playing indie, punk, soul and 60s
Advance: £4 from ticketweb
The Tailors are a South London collective led by and based around the songs of Adam Killip. Mixing the outsider weirdness of bands like the Silver Jews with the country-tinged powerpop of early Wilco or Lemonheads, their music draws elements from folk, garage-rock and the soulful pop of 70's AM country radio. Their album Wakey Wakey is due out on Trash Aesthetics in February.
“An ace blend of Will Oldham and Michael Nesmith, with its edgy tones and weirded-out lyrics, ensure this is a narcotic necessity if you like slightly scruffy Americana.” (SoundsXP)
THE LEFT OUTSIDES
Formed in Camberwell, London in Winter 2003, The Left Outsides are Alison Cotton (vocals, viola, recorder, melodica) and Mark Nicholas (vocals, guitar, bass, glockenspiel). The debut EP 'Leaving the Frozen Butterflies Behind' was released on the 'I wish I was Unpopular' label in January 2005. Mark is a former member of Of Arrowe Hill, while Alison was previously a member of Saloon and played in (an early version of) British Sea Power, as well as playing viola on releases by bands such as Tompaulin, Comet Gain, Television Personalities and Do Me Bad Things. She also plays in the band January.
"The Left Outsides are the sound of frost on overgrown abandoned train tracks; of sepia tinted photographs and delicious nights in by the fire with an old David Crosby song on the stereo... beautiful hipsters crouching in the shadows of 1960’s loft parties, dreaming of a Pop coloured gentle revolution" (Tangents)
Gold Sounds have a long and illustrious history as Nottingham's 'most frequently re-named band'. Now living and working in London and with a name that points a subtle referential finger to their musical heroes Pavement, Gold Sounds have played alongside some of the great and gregarious; Editors, Simple Kid and indie heroes The Loft to name but a few.
"...when these four studious young believers get their heads down and give us a tune as delightful as 'Prints' - think David Gedge duetting with the Divine Comedy - they're a joy to behold..." Drowned In Sound
Texan singer/songwriter Jack Gibson is the key element of Tenlons Fort whose live performances, either solo acoustic or as symphonic group, are emotional journeys that are beginning to reach audiences across the U.S and Europe. Appearing here solo, Gibson’s influences include Brian Wilson, Elliott Smith, Dolorean and Damien Jurado. An album, “The Golden Handshake”, was released last year and a track also featured on the soundtrack of Gus Van Sant’s film “Last Days”.
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