Fortuna POP! presents
My Sad Captains + Fireworks Night + Gold Sounds
Monday 18th February 8pm
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
MY SAD CAPTAINS
London-based quintet My Sad Captains take the country-tinged American sounds of Sparklehorse and Wilco and lend them a sparkling, harmony-rich pop edge, touched with occasional fiery noise outbursts. Named after a poem by Thom Gunn, My Sad Captains were picked by The Fly magazine as ones to watch without releasing a note and their debut single “Bad Decisions” on Fortuna POP! garnered acclaim from Uncut, the NME and Drowned In Sound; radio support from Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens and Gideon Coe; and its lilo-tastic video featured on MTV2. Already live favourites on the London gig circuit they’ve sung their hearts out across town with the likes of Tilly and the Wall, Loney Dear, Get Cape Wear Cape Fly, Rumblestrips and The Broken Family Band and stolen the show at this years End of the Road festival. A new single “All Hat And No Plans” will be released on the esteemed White Heat label in March.
“Sparkling indie pop in the vein of Pavement, the Lemonheads or Broken Social Scene, and the kind of music it’s possible to fall deeply in love to with people across the room whose gaze you momentarily caught but will never meet.” (RockFeedback)
Fireworks Night play slow-burning, tragi-folk infused with the drama of Brel, bluegrass and gypsy traditions. They have made two albums, 2003's 'It's A Wide, Wide Sea' and last year's 'As Fools We Are' and have recently supported Frog Eyes, David Thomas Broughton, Patrick Watson and St. Vincent.
“An assured set of defiantly melancholy hymns informed by the noirish intent of Nick Cave, the bleak minimalism of Tindersticks and shanty-toting auteurs such as Tom Waits and Vivian Stanshall”
With a name that points a less-than-subtle referential finger to their musical heroes Pavement, Gold Sounds play perfectly crafted classic pop songs that also nod a head to prime-period REM, with the odd Alisdair Roberts folk styling here and there.
"...when these four studious young believers get their heads down and give us a tune as delightful as 'Prints' - think David Gedge duetting with the Divine Comedy - they're a joy to behold..." Drowned In Sound