Fortuna POP! presents
A rare UK appearance from the much-feted Swedish act Club 8 and their dreamy indie electropop
Club 8 + Would-Be-Goods + The School
Plus Tack! Tack! Tack! DJs
Thursday 10th January 7:30pm
The Luminaire, 311 High Road, Kilburn, London NW6 7JR
Nearest tube : Kilburn (Jubilee Line)
Tel : 020 7372 7123
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
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Initially inspired by a love of The Smiths and Sarah Records Karolina Komstedt (vocals) and Johan Angergård (all instruments) released their debut album as Club 8, “Nouvelle”, on Spanish label Siesta. However, it was with their more dance-orientated next album “The Friend I Once Had” and its beguiling mix of bossa nova, glittery guitars and shiny pop melodies that they took their first big step forward, the single “Missing You” becoming a club and radio hit in Spain and a college radio favourite in North America. Constantly changing, the self-titled follow-up was both darker and slower, labelled as both “trip-hop” and “chill-out”, before the band diversified again with the semi-electronic, slightly experimental but intensely emotional “Spring Came, Rain Fell” (2002) and the more guitar-based “Strangely Beautiful” (2004). During this time the band’s reputation spread, with live shows across Europe, USA and South East Asia. Signed to Johan’s own Labrador label in Sweden, the band release their new album “The Boy Who Couldn’t Stop Dreaming” through Fortuna POP! in the UK on January 7th.
“From Sarah Records-inspired guitar-pop to St. Etienne-tinged dance music and delicate dream-pop… indie pop bliss” (Pitchfork)
Eccentric and evocative guitar pop helmed by Jessica Griffin, enigmatic star of cult label él, with her crew of elegant rascals - Peter Momtchiloff, guitarist (Talulah Gosh, Razorcuts, Heavenly, Scarlet's Well) and occasional songsmith; Debbie Green, drummer and darling of the London nineties garage scene (Thee Headcoatees); and ex-Adam and the Ant and Monochrome Set bassist Andy Warren. Since their reactivation in 2002 the Would-Be-Goods have released two albums on Fortuna POP! full of melancholy charm and wit coupled with a classic guitar pop sound ranging from new folk, tango to garage rock. Love songs to lions, frolics in the Garden of Eden, French Casanovas and personal demons await you. Let the Would-Be-Goods be your guides.
“Elegantly melancholy indie from a dapper London band” (Word)
Formed by Liz Hunt of The Loves as a side-project, The School have turned into genuine contenders, inking a 2-album deal with Spain’s Elefant records, home of Camera Obscura. Indiepop with a strong 1960's influence, The School have just finished recording their debut single with producer Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, The Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars) for release early next year.
“A swoonsome waltz through the best bits of Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura, and 60s girl groups.” (How Does It Feel To Be Loved)
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