Wed 17 Dec @ Lexington, London - Pains Of Being Pure At Heart + Manhattan Love Suicides + My Sad Captains + Horowitz
Fortuna POP! and Spiral Scratch present
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
With support from
The Manhattan Love Suicides + My Sad Captains + Horowitz
plus aftershow with Spiral Scratch, Lost Music and Fortuna POP! DJs playing classic indiepop, post-punk and 60s tunes till 4am
Wednesday 17th December 7:30pm
The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Nearest tubes : King’s Cross / Angel
Tel : 020 7837 5387
Advance: £6 from We Got Tickets/Door: £7
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
Meet The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, a New York four-piece who plays dreamy, noisy pop with boy/girl vocals, blissful melodies and blistering drums. Despite only having been together for the best part of a year, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are fast becoming the most name-dropped band in underground circles on both sides of the Atlantic. Their debut album will be released on Fortuna POP! in February 2009.
“Sunshiney C86 pop with jangly guitars and a slightly fuzzy underbelly, coming across like early My Bloody Valentine meeting the Smiths.” (SoundsXP)
THE MANHATTAN LOVE SUICIDES
With influences such as The Jesus And Mary Chain, Galaxie 500, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground and a reputation for playing gigs that last anything between 10 - 15 minutes, The Manhattan Love Suicides are for anyone who loves fuzzed up guitar assaults, feedback, hit and run gigs, female vocals, melodic pop, ear splitting minimalist noise and hates a hell of a lot of other things. Fuzz it up and dress it in black!
“Musically influenced by both Psychocandy and Ramones... Leave Home in equal measures… live they become even more beguiling almost like an amphetamine-fuelled Primitives.” (Drowned In Sound)
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. 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.
“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)
Horowitz are a lo-fi indiepop band from Stoke whose interests include drinking nice cups of tea, eating lots of Haribo, and listening to twee pop music. Yay! In 2006 they put out a home recorded collection called 'Frosty Cat Songs' with Kitchen Records (LP) and Glo-fi Records (CD.) It is important to make pop music in your bedroom. To have fun and create something you can share. It really is better to eat twinkies with your friends. DON'T STOP INDIEPOP!