Fortuna POP! & Spiral Scratch present
Saturday, 10th November, Doors 7:30pm
Milky Wimpshake + Let’s Wrestle + Horowitz + Electrophonvintage
The Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, SW2 5BZ
Tel: 020 8671 0700
plus Spiral Scratch DJs till late
If you like your punk rock thrills laced with fuzzy pop melodies and intelligent, funny lyrics then Newcastle's Milky Wimpshake are the band for you. The spiritual godfathers of the North-East scene that spawned The Futureheads, frontman Pete Dale was formerly überlord of the now defunct indie label Slampt, responsible for launching a thousand fanzines and nearly as many bands, Kenickie and The Yummy Fur included. The 'Shake themselves are most often compared to the Buzzcocks and The Undertones, with a dash of Billy Bragg's lyrical gift for combining the personal and the political with a light-handed wit.
Influenced by the surreal humour of David Shrigley and the homespun stylings of antifolk raconteur Jeffrey Lewis, Let’s Wrestle sound like a furious amalagram of Swell Maps and ELO. In early 2007 they came to the attention of uber-cool indie label Marquis Cha Cha, for whom they recorded their debut 45, described as a "coherent, thrilling art-pop rush". They have a digital-only single, 'I Won't Lie To You', out soon on Stolen Recordings, with an EP due in the new year.
Horowitz are a lo-fi indiepop band from Stoke whose interests include drinking nice cups of tea, eating lots of Haribo, and listening to twee pop music. Yay! In 2006 they put out a home recorded collection called 'Frosty Cat Songs' with Kitchen Records (LP) and Glo-fi Records (CD.) It is important to make pop music in your bedroom. To have fun and create something you can share. It really is better to eat twinkies with your friends. DON'T STOP INDIEPOP!
Established since 1999, Electrophonvintage play short wooden pop songs influenced by The Go Betweens, The Hidden Cameras, French 60's pop songs, Sarah Records and Felt. Two releases so far: I don't want to stay 7" on Plastic Pancake in 2000 and We sang a yeye song on Unique Records in 2005. A new album is recorded and waiting to be mixed. It's called Play harp in your hair: coming soon... Welcome to Jean-Louis (bass, keyboards), Christos (guitar, keyboards) and Alexis (drums).