The Butterflies Of Love + Darren Hayman and The Secondary Modern + Airport Girl @ 100 Club, London -
Fortuna POP! presents
Sunday, 8th April, Doors 7:30pm
The Butterflies Of Love + Darren Hayman and The Secondary Modern + Airport Girl
The 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London, W1D 1LL
Tel: 020 7636 0933
£8 Advance / £10 Door
THE BUTTERFLIES OF LOVE
The Butterflies Of Love return to our shores to promote their new album “Famous Problems”. Hailing from New Haven, Connecticut, they have previously made two albums (1999's 'How to Know' and 2002's 'The New Patient') of soul-searing melancholy and heart-stopping beauty. They rock too. They've had Single of the Week in the NME and glowing reviews in Mojo, Uncut, The Times, The Guardian and many more, been compared to the likes of Galaxie 500, Pavement, the Velvets, REM and The Go-Betweens, recorded sessions for John Kennedy at XFM and inspired the late John Peel to applaud on air. Their shows are wonderful, shimmering, intimate affairs and are not to be missed.?
"Yearning melodies and softly-softly harmonies (think the Go-Betweens), a back-porch swing (Lambchop, maybe), tentative yet high-tensile guitar work (Velvet Underground, Pavement)...whatever sorry state you may be in at the time, you must haul your arse to one of these shows." (Time Out)
DARREN HAYMAN AND THE SECONDARY MODERN
Former Hefner front man Darren Hayman returns with a new band The Secondary Modern, made up of members of The Wave Pictures. Following the demise of Hefner Darren recorded one album as The French, before a music biz legal dispute curtailed the release of any material for a while. He’s back now though and last year released his debut solo album “Table For One” on the inestimable Track & Field label to great critical acclaim for it’s songs of crumbling cafes, dog charities, a broken hearted Doug Yule, retiring School teachers and air hostesses plummeting to their death. Expect some of these, some newies from the forthcoming album “Secondary Modern” and maybe the odd Hefner classic too.
"London's laureate of sexual dysfunction, discomfort, and dog-eared under-achievement… the match of Ray Davies, or any of the quintessentially English masters." – The Guardian
Formed in 1997 in the East Midlands by singer-songwriter Rob Price, Airport Girl’s original influences ranged from the Scottish pop of The Pastels and Belle and Sebastian to the American flavours of The Modern Lovers and Pavement. They released one album “Honey, I'm An Artist” (2001), on Fortuna POP! in the UK and on Matinee in the US. The late great John Peel, Steve Lamacq and John Kennedy (XFM) all played their songs on the radio while NME, Melody Maker, Careless Talk Costs Lives and Les Inrockuptibles all had kind words to say. A new album “Slow Light” was released in January 2007 and demonstrated a shift towards a radically altered sound, a glistening downbeat country-pop hybrid inspired by American alt-country and the antipodean sounds of The Triffids and “16 Lover Lane”-era Go-Betweens. The album attracted a slew of excellent reviews from the likes of The Guardian, Metro and Drowned In Sound praising the luxuriant arrangements with their judicious use of violin, cello, trumpet, harmonica and melodica, and the world-weary, country-tinged songwriting.
“Swathed in Cosmic Country Shimmer...A toasty soundtrack to duvet-wrapped winter despondency" (Metro)