Fortuna POP! presents
The Beat Hotel
Bricolage + The Wave Pictures + Wake The President + Falling And Laughing
plus Fortuna POP! DJs playing indiepop, punk, 60s psych and northern soul
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
Glasgow's Bricolage are Chris (vocals, guitar), Graham (vocals, guitar), Darren (vocals, bass) and Colin (drums). Clearly influenced by their Glaswegian antecedents on the Postcard label, namely Orange Juice and Josef K, they released their first single "Footsteps" on semi-legendary Scottish label Creeping Bent, in June 2006, and a second single "Looting Takes The Wanting Out of Waiting" on Fantastic Plastic in February this year. Now signed to Memphis Industries, Bricolage are currently recording their debut album.
THE WAVE PICTURES
For a few years The Wave Pictures have played sporadically in the UK, France and New York, sharing shows with Herman Dune and The Jeffrey Lewis Band, as well as singing The Wave Pictures song "Dust Off Your Heart" with Herman Dune on a radio session for the great John Peel. The Wave Pictures have also served as backing band for both John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats and Darren Hayman, Hayman’s old band Hefner being a clear influence, along with the guitar playing of Tom Verlaine. Now, with the release of their brilliant new single on Moshi Moshi they’re about to become stars in their own right.
“Only occasionally does music intoxicate like this: once every decade (he says, at random) – counting backwards, early Pavement, Galaxie 500, The Pastels… I’m sure you can make up your own reference points” (Everett True, Plan B)
WAKE THE PRESIDENT
Fronted by Scottish/Swedish twins Erik and Bjorn, Glasgow’s Wake The President are shortly to release their second single on Electric Honey records, the label started by Alan Rankine of The Associates and responsible for the release of Belle and Sebastian’s first album “Tigermilk”.
“Wake The President caused quite a stir at Indietracks with a drunken, loud-mouthed, fearless and utterly magnificent set that was like watching a young Edwyn Collins, cloned, high on his own runaway talent. Set the words of Arab Strap to the music of Orange Juice and you're close to the brilliance of these newcomers.” (How Does It Feel To Be Loved)
FALLING AND LAUGHING
A new band out of Birmingham led by Dunc Vernon, the man behind Birmingham’s indiepop night The Autumn Store. They describe themselves as Sonic Youth on Sarah Records crossed with Jens Lekman fronting The Wedding Present or The Field Mice being slightly miffed about something but acting fine about it.