Calming thoughts on a Wednesday night - as the sunshine starts it's merry Spring offensive we're putting on a show to gently ease our selves out of our Seasonal Adjustment Disorders...
The Whole Schebang was formed by Mike and Pete, two guitarists with a shared love of off-kilter pop songs and backdrops of vocal harmonies. Following lo-fi beginnings in noisy London pubs expansion soon beckoned... three more hearty singers and all-round musical folk (Dayo, Laura and Stu) joined the band so the songs could wander wherever they needed to.
They enjoy using a range of accompanying sounds, from flugelhorn and banjo to the delicate wheezing of a midget accordion. On record they've called on the wider schebang family and squeezed in a string section, a cornet and a synthesizer too. As a five-piece they're currently sewing their folkpop seeds live, playing songs from their brand new EP 'Stranger than the Weather'. If you like rousing acappela singing, full harmonies and fresh lyrical flourishes then they might just be a band for you...
The Seigfried Sasoon
"We've been hearing good things about the Siegfried Sassoon who by all accounts delight in their ability to craft with frequency rampant sub three minute pop ditties. 'I, Galactico' is no exception - stupidly contagious, once it gets past its initial Orchestral tinged euphoric swirls this exuberant beauty soon unravels amid a charging cortege of crooked time signatures, slender slices of warped candy pop and a bonkers as hell blend of fried fusing that culls together Wire and the Cardiacs which as regular readers of these pages know only to well is mighty fine by us" LOSINGTODAY
David James Herbert
David James Herbert is a talented singer songwritter from Scotland. He won, through a competition, the opportunity to play alongside Corinne Bailey Rae for the first Rock Against Racism Tour this year. The press is praising him: "Potential to break into the big time...heavy with spirit & emotion." BILLBOARD MAGAZINE, "A mini-epic, full of electronic and emotional tension" DROWNED IN SOUND about 'Turn up your silence'.
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