The Ballet, plus supports
Friday January 9th
The Luminaire, Kilburn, 7.30pm-2am, £6
We've been fans of NYC's The Ballet ever since we picked up their Mattachine! album in 2006 so we're very very pleased to be putting on the group's debut UK show. A self-proclaimed "sissy pop band", the foursome marry the unbridled euphoria of the Hidden Cameras with the wry poeticism of Magnetic Fields to create literate, infectious pop gems. Members of the Aislers Set and Voxtrot appeared on Mattachine!'s stand out track, I Hate The War, and The Ballet have played with everyone from Casiotone For The Painfully Alone to Final Fantasy.
Time Out New York: "Recalling Holiday-era Magnetic Fields, these songs bop with heady buoyancy, yet are underpinned by complicated but universal themes: self-deception, infidelity without shame, war fatigue and finding love in a world of online hookups."
This is The Ballet's only London show.
Tickets available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/39418