It's gonna be a good one - come along!
Thomas Truax – www.myspace.com/thomastruax
New York City's Thomas Truax is a troubadour, inventor and player of strange self-made instruments. His now legendary 'Hornicator' is constructed out of the shell of an old gramophone horn and resembles something dreamt up by Dr. Seuss. His songs are well-crafted vignettes, often witty and touching.
"Inventive and Romantic" –TimeOut, "Beguilingly Bizarre" -Uncut , "Genius." – NME
David Cronenberg’s Wife – www.myspace.com/davidcronenbergswife
Debut album launch of ‘Bluebeard’s Rooms’ at this show. Everett True, of Plan B Magazine says “David Cronenberg's Wife sound like a mid-Eighties independent band -- sarcastic, sardonic and articulate, with dark gothic undertones, a little bit of shambling, some David Lynch surf guitar... the focus is on the songwriting” The band will be launching their debut album ‘Bluebeard’s Rooms’ at this show.
'A superb name for a superb 'antifolk' band led by the seemingly mild-mannered but ferocious lyricist Tom Mayne'—London Lite
Dan Fishback - www.myspace.com/danfishback
From the gloriously catchy New York pop act Cheese On Bread, Dan Fishback performs a rare London show. An acclaimed writer/songwriter/performer/ playwright and permanent fixture alongside Jeffrey Lewis in the East Village's notorious anti-folk scene and is about to release his second solo album “Mammal", a joyous mix of slick radio pop and lo-fi anti-folk.
Dan Fishback is a funny, bouncy pop upstart” - Time Out New York
Emily Barker and the Red Clay Halo – www.myspace.com/emilybarker
A welcome return to the Windmill for Barker who is a remarkable singer, songwriter and performer joined by her backing band the Red Clay Halo. Emily is one to watch and should be far better known in the UK. She has performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, Glastonbury and Shepherds Bush Empire. Beautifully melodic Americana, her voice has been described as willowy and plaintive with more than a touch of Gillian Welch and Neko Case (UNCUT).
"She is one of those talents that comes along once in a lifetime, if you're lucky." Maverick magazine Pickin and Grinnin review
DJ - The Young Offenders Institute - www.theyoi.co.uk
Since November 2007, The Young Offenders Institute have created inspired evenings in Bethnal Green mixing rock and roll, ping-pong & beer. The roster of YOI DJs have been invited to the Windmill to serve up their marvellous mixture of music to ping-pong to, from rock to hip-hop via funk, soul and pop with only one rule - every tune will have a bit of bounce to it...