Tomorrow (Monday) Night We Present...
Saddle Creek Collective
Now It's Overhead (US)
Athens, GA Bright Eyes/Azure Ray Collaborator and Engineer Andy LeMaster and co. return to the UK to promote their third album "Dark Light Day Break" After Touring alongside such varied acts as REM, Rilo Kiley, The Faint, Tilly and the Wall, Desaparecidos, and Azure Ray.
Now Its Overhead has more than once evoked the term dreamy. Dark Light Daybreak is not exactly an exception its awash in the bands signature moody layers and wall of guitar. But if the previous two records were dream-like, Dark Light Daybreak is more akin to waking up.
Providing by one turn a desert-highway soundtrack, by another, a heartrending nostalgia for a moment just past the edge of memory, Dark Light Daybreak is sharp around the edges, with each songs elements being as distinct as the whole. A syncopated beat pops against an insistent bass line. The comforting patter of a keyboard is unsettlingly punctuated by overdriven, discordant voices. And throughout, Andy LeMasters reedy vocals, as diverse an instrument as any on the album, are as true in a fragile harmony as they are on a soaring, cathartic chorus. Whether delivering an acidic indictment or a hopeful sentiment, voice combines with lyrics to speak the collective experience of individuals.
Now Its Overheads latest offering sees LeMasters seasoned production skills synthesizing songwriting and recording; letting space and clarity serve as a thread of tension that runs through the album, unifying songs that range from stark to symphonic, buoyant to tragic. The range of Leveretts drumming and the variations of Taylor and Finks vocals shine through, adding to each song the expertise of musicians who stand back, listen, then bring exactly what needs to be there. Dark Light Daybreak runs the songwriting gamut, leaving not a moment to be missed.
Farewell Finito! (UK)
Sweet indie pop just the way you like it, for fans of Rilo Kiley and The Shortwave Set
Marcus Hessenberg & The Tulips (Brighton)
Local Legend Marcus Hessenberg plays his first show of 2007, another multi-instrumentalist and song writer he promises electro pop fun with a twist of dance tottiness.
Chessboard Fanatics (Norwich)
Discovered on the mean streets of Norwich come Chessboard Fanatics, acoustic folk rock emo.
Brighton The Hope, 11-12 Queens Road, Brighton
Tickets available from Rounder, Resident and Ticketweb £. 5
More On The Door
Monday 15th January 2007
It Will Be Fantastic