This Saturday. The Grave Architects single launch plus lashings of melody rich indie and folk. Plus Fortuna POP! DJs.
Saturday 28th March
Peace in the City and Fortuna POP! present single launch for The Grave Architects. A night of glorious, highly melodic and orchestral indie and pop with touches of dark folk. Plus DJs until 4am.
The Grave Architects
Formed in Nottingham in 2007, but since relocated to London, The Grave Architects are that rarest of creatures, a band able to combine humour and heartache with the deftest of touches. Chief architect is songwriter and musical magpie Matt Williams, a man with a photographic memory for rock’s back pages.
After a spell of travelling led to the breakdown of a relationship, Matt was left stranded in Australia with only a guitar and a copy of Jonathan Richman’s “Jonathan Goes Country” album for consolation. There he wrote “Highway Be True”, a Country & Western paean to fidelity that features Nottingham’s award-winning barber shop outfit The Major Oak Chorus (amongst their members - Matt’s Dad) on backing vocals. On the other side of the record, “Love TBC” is a song of longing “for love to arrive” or if you are in a relationship, for love “to be confirmed”, that fuses indie-pop, doo-wop and a crashing White Stripes-esque crescendo.
Unbound by genre, The Grave Architects thrive as musical outlaws stealing from pop’s rich heritage to soundtrack heartache, the human condition, the perils of travelling with your girlfriend and more.
“The Coen Brothers of rock – off the wall, touching and very, very funny. From Johnny Cash-esque country jangles to strangely credible old-school raps, whatever genre the Architects dabble in, entertainment remains the blueprint." (New Noise)
'LIKE A CHRISTIAN PAVEMENT TRIBUTE BAND'
Dave, Dan, Neil and Simon, ex of Seachange, have been working, with our good friend Sebastian Tighe, on a new band, called Dearest, for the last year or so. If you liked Seachange there's a chance you might like Dearest too - while it's different in some ways it's similar in other ways. This is their first gig in London.
Multi instrumentalists playing melodic yet dark folkpop.
Sparky's Magic Piano
"this is a highly infectious piece of work and one which should see them catch the attention of more than just their bedroom walls this year. " SoundsXP
Noisy, Twinkly, Bleepy, Orchestral, Indie Pop Songs.
Afterwards, Sean Fortuna POP! and Tegan play indiepop, punk, 60s garage, Northern, alt rock and not so guilty pop pleasures until 4am.
The Good Ship, 289 Kilburn High Road, London NW6 7JR
Sandwiched in between and 30 seconds from The Luminaire and The Tricycle.
1 minute from Brondesbury train station. (North London line)
5 minutes from Kilburn tube station. (Jubilee)