Fortuna POP! curate Rough Trade Shop's weekly Saturday afternoon get-together. As always, it's FREE!
Yo Zushi + Winter Jets + Komon
Plus Spiral Scratch and Hangover Lounge DJs
Yo Zushi is a “lo-fi cassette tape obsessive”, who has been hailed by Radio One's Mary Anne Hobbs as “the spirit of Bob Dylan for the 21st century”. He is signed in the UK to Pointy Records, home to the Clientele, Tim Ten Yen and Flotation Toy Warning. Zushi has released 2 highly acclaimed albums through Pointy: 2005's Songs from a Dazzling Drift and 2007's Notes for “Holy Larceny”. In a career spanning just four years, Yo Zushi has shared the stage with the likes of Scritti Politti, Joanna Newsom, Micah P Hinson, Patrick Wolf, Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, Jamie T, Emmy the Great, Willy Mason and the Magic Numbers. He is a founding co-editor of Rag & Bone, a folk culture magazine, which featured work from Billy Childish, Marina Warner, Jack Zipes, Burmese dissident artist Htein Lin, Le Gun's Chris Bianchi, Clare Rojas and others in its first issue alone. The annual Rag & Bone magazine launched in late December, 2007, at Kilburn's Luminaire with a mini-folk festival.
**** - Q Magazine "This could be the start of something major"
***** - Amelia's Magazine "Excellent"
"A masterclass in storytelling" (Dazed & Confused)
Phospherescent, sad-sounding Americana from Winter Jets, a glitchy, melancholy three piece whose love of Wilco is tempered by the more surreal sounds of Why? and cloudDEAD.
“The Winter Jets are amazing.” (My Sad Captains)
Komon is Antonia Pehrson, a self-confessed one-woman electrotwee sensation from Gothenburg: superfast drum machines, fuzz guitar and Casio keyboards.
“Her voice reminds me of Amelia Fletcher’s but musically it's something different… excellent sounds from her guitar, casio keyboard and her fruity loops!” (Indie MP3)