Secret Knowledge presents
The Garden City Project + Schwervon! + The Trimdon Grange Explosion + Yo Zushi
plus DJs playing indiepop, soul, punk and 60s till late
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
THE GARDEN CITY PROJECT
From the kitchen of a small terraced house in the woody lanes of South Hackney village, a group of like minded individuals got together to form a musical collective in an attempt to play the kind of sounds that they wanted to hear. Moving on from these monthly kitchen jamborees, they have moved out of their village confines and are now haunting the concert halls and ale houses of this great smokey metropolis we call home. The Garden City Project have battled collective laziness, general inertia and the grind of our capitalist society to entertain their friends, themselves and other like minded individuals with a bitter sweet blend of folksy soul bossa nova psych influenced by the likes of The Byrds, The Carter Family and the Free Design.
“Hackney’s finest urban folk practitioners” (London Tourdates)
Schwervon! Is a two piece anti-folk rock band. They started making up songs soon after they met amongst the fertile Indie Rock gutters of New York City, with Nan pounding the drums and Matt reawakening his high school electric guitar rockability. Their music is a celebration of imperfect love through jagged rock minimalism. They were DIY long before it was a marketing strategy, mixing and recording the bulk of their music in their cramped little apartment on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
"Party/ Folk Noise/ Punk band Schwervon! make cute fun out of the Big Black blueprint." (Village Voice)
THE TRIMDON GRANGE EXPLOSION
The Trimdon Grange Explosion are a new band featuring ex-members of the greatly missed Eighteenth Day Of May - Ben Phillipson on guitar and vocals, Karl Sabino on drums and percussion, and Mark Nicholas and Alison Cotton (also of The Left Outsides) on bass guitar and vocals and viola and vocals respectively.
Described by Mary Anne Hobbs (Radio One) as "the spirit of Bob Dylan for the 21st Century", lo-fi folk icon Yo Zushi has already released two highly acclaimed CD albums on Pointy Records (home to the Clientele, Tim Ten Yen, Flotation Toy Warning and Ladybug Transistor). According to London's Metro newspaper, his "lucid tales of alcohol-fuzzled intrigue" exude "a warm melancholia"; Steve Lamacq (Radio Two) calls him a "raw, intriguing talent". Q Magazine, who gave his 2005 debut, Songs From A Dazzling Drift (2005) a **** review, likens him to a "Richard Hawley with knowing winks".
"A masterclass in storytelling" (Dazed & Confused)