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WOLFKING PRESENTS: THE ZEBRAS [AUS] + RED PONY CLOCK [US] + HUSH ARBORS + STILL CORNERS
@ THE GRAMAPHONE, LONDON
WED 30TH JULY,
On first blush, this sounds like the latest gorgeous, jangly guitar pop record from somewhere north of Manchester. Belle and Sebastian meet the better moments of the Lightning Seeds, with Aztec Camera's Roddy Frame strumming away. But on closer listening there's a certain local twang to both the voices and the music on the second production from this unheralded Brisbane six-piece. There's nary a foot, or a note, wrong on this, and the Zebras can lay claim to being, if not the heirs, then at least the love child of the Go-Betweens. Loaded with hooks and soaked with harmonies, Worry A Lot is the perfect laid-back lovely thing to listen to during this earliest of summers. The stripped back production suits the sound and these small but perfectly formed songs hit the spot in a quite delightful way. If there's a smidgen of a quibble it's that some of the tracks are too brief, with the whole effort clocking in at a sharp 35 minutes. Still nothing quite like wanting more, is there? - The Australian
RED PONY CLOCK
From the sun-kissed shores of San Diego, California comes Red Pony Clock, an ever-shifting musical collective with a penchant for jubilant horn arrangements, effervescent vocal harmonies, and confessional song writing. Primarily a recording project based on the songs of Gabe Saucedo & Tony Prudhome, the live Red Pony Clock line-up can at times swell into double digits. Members switch back and forth between a wide variety of non-traditional instruments, such as trombone, banjo, accordion and vibraphone
Over the course of 6 years, Red Pony Clock has gone from being a one-man lo-fi recording project to the incalculable, cult-like assemblage of today, sporadically releasing their music on 7" records, cassettes, and hand-decorated CDRs. Their latest release, 'God Made Dirt' on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records, marks RPC's first foray into professional studio recording. With the help of their old friend, Roy Silverstein at Habitat Studios, Red Pony Clock has finally made the record they've been trying to make since they started. It's a boundlessly sprawling work, made to be absorbed as a whole, and brimming with the spirit of a band who makes music only because they love it more than anything else in the world.
Is the main vessel for Virginian born, London resident Keith Wood. His mind- numbingly amazing songs are reminiscent of years of listening to 'The Byrds' and Neil Young, through, fuzz soaked speakers that have been lost in the bottom of an empty bottle of moon shine somewhere in America's notorious bible belt
Hush Arbors’ new album 'Untitled' is being released on Thurston Moore's ‘Ecstatic Peace’ label in mid 2008. For this show, Keith will be backed by a full band line up consisting of members from, ‘Voice of The Seven Woods’ and ‘Winter Drones’.
Building dreamy noir-pop love songs like Alfred Hitchcock built suspense, Greenwich 4-piece Still Corners create a kaleidoscope world around them, full of wintry melody, swirling organ, and big drums. Inspired by French film and sixties sound production and influenced by a range of artists from Serge Gainsbourg to Ennio Morricone as well as contemporaries the Cocteau Twins, Broadcast, and Camera Obscura, Still Corners continue to delight audiences across London.