Fortuna POP! presents
The Beat Hotel
The Soundcarriers + The Monks Kitchen + Limn + Mixedcases
plus Fortuna POP! DJs playing indiepop, punk, 60s psych and northern soul
Guest DJ Pat Long (NME/In The Pines)
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
Hailing from west coast Nottingham, The Soundcarriers’ patchwork-psychedelic sound morphs into out-and-out groove before your very ears. Intruded only by 3-part harmonies, those who hear them find it impossible to describe their vibes let alone keep still as they combine guitar, flute, theremin and vintage organ sounds together with a tight-as-you-like rhythm section, building soaring soundscapes to rival Pink Floyd and Jefferson Airplane without forgetting the virtues of a good pop tune. The NME described their debut 45 “I Had A Girl” on Heron Records as “top banana”.
“As if The Stone Roses had spent the years between their two albums listening to Fairport Convention instead of Led Zeppelin… casually brilliant” (Fire Escape Talking)
THE MONKS KITCHEN
Four childhood friends from west London The Monks Kitchen are into 30's folk, the Velvets and Bob Dylan, as well as digging the likes of The Ink Spots, Pentangle and The La's. Debut album The Wind May Howl (1965 Records) is a warm brew of enchanting guitar tones, shuffling beats and sweet melodies. Their storming live shows have included Hay-on-Wye's book festival, Canterbury's Lounge on the Farm and the mighty Glastonbury. Their hazy driving-around-with-the-window-down country-rock will prove affecting to anyone with a heart and one or more ears.?
“The perfect soundtrack to end your summer and give you a head-start on the autumn… late '60s folk-rock á la The Byrds-inspired musical model” (Drowned In Sound)
Limn are a five-piece instrumental band who pursue a sometimes angular, often beautiful, and always intriguing approach to rhythm and composition.
"Constantly interchanging instruments which include drums, guitars, bass, trombone, trumpet and drum machine, their sound combines a range of varied influences, with elements of Town and Country, Jim O' Rourke and Tortoise, with a unique blend of brass which can move from ska-like to Mexican melodies. Soaring and uplifting with joyous gusto, Limn excite with every tune" (Utrophia)
Mark lives in London and plays drums in the band Wolfie, guitar in Fanfarlo and makes amazing videos and websites. He also played guitar for Candie Payne at the Astoria recently (whoo, look at him!). Anyway, Mixedcases is Mark by himself and the closest reference point is probably Martin Carr’s post-Boo Radleys BraveCaptain electronic solo project. There are lots of mp3s on his website, go listen. This is his debut gig.