VENUE: Night & Day, Oldham Street, Manchester
DATE: Tues 15th April
PRICE: £6 on the door (£5 before 8.30pm with a flyer)
Meeting at School in Stoke, Teamnoir are a 4-piece, now based inManchester, who play very British rock n roll in the vein of The Who,Oasis & Kasabian. Although they wear their influences with pride ontheir sleeves they strive to achieve their own dynamic sound & stylewith addictive songs fuelled by vigorous driving bass lines & drums,indelible guitar riffs & powerful lyrics. Their demo gives a goodindication of their potential, but these songs truly come into existencewhen played live, with passion, confidence & intensity.
The sort of band a clan of football hooligans would listen to in the pub over a nice cold pint, after going to battle over the hills with an army of 15th century frenchman on horseback.
SEASIDE RIOTS (as recently seen on tour with The Kooks in January 2008)
With a whole host of scene-bands currently taking a watered-down Libertines’ aesthetic into the mainstream, Seaside Riot are a group without a gimmick or a wombat in sight. Fueled by a love of The Smiths, The Jam, Motown and Reggae (and not forgetting four very famous scousers... not Cast), this is the band to look out for in 2008.
Many bands emerge from the hotbed of talent in the North West, but not many emerge with the endorsement of a best selling author in their ears. This was the case for Exile Parade when Mick Middles (From Joy Division to New Order) heaped praise on the band after listening to the bands early recordings in 2006. Exile Parade independently released their debut single on ltd edition 7" vinyl featuring FIRE WALK WITH ME and GET YOUR GUN BOY to much critical acclaim late last year. The Warrington based five-piece have already earned a reputation for energetic live performances with gigs up and down the UK. 2007 promises to be equally exciting as its been confirmed that the band have their track "Love Disco" featured in the soundtrack to "Danny Roane: First Time Director" which is directed by Andy Dick and stars A list actors Ben Stiller and Jack Black; released worldwide on DVD later this year. Staying on the subject of DVD soundtracks Exile Parade have also been approached by James Hughes, Editor of e4's hit show "Skins" to have their track "Fire Walk With Me" featured on the worldwide release of Series 1, due out on September 3. The band have already signed to US & UK management and have recorded this summer at Real World Studios with producer Owen Morris (Oasis/The Verve/The View), after he saw the band live at Dee.Bees, Cheshire in February 2007.
The 1,2,3,4s have been playing soulful melodic pop as a four piece since the spring of 2007. The four previously played together as members of sound artist Andrew Hodson’s folk/electronica band ‘The Matinee Orchestra’.
Andrew Hodson : Drums and production
Caroline Thorp : Vocals
Olly Farshi : Guitar
Neil Dallow : Bass
With Hodson’s background as a producer and songwriter working on numerous projects he has built up a little black book of artists and musicians to record with such as members of Maximo Park, Field Music and members of The Matinee Orchestra, available to enrich the songs of the 1,2,3,4s with the instrumentations of these guest musicians.
Performing at venues such as The Sage Gateshead, Whitechapel art gallery and Futuresonic festival with The Matinee Orchestra, The 1,2,3,4s also enjoy playing smaller more intimate gigs adding projections and luscious lighting to complete their live experience.
The 1,2,3,4s are currently organising further live shows for spring/summer 08 and promoting new material.