David Cronenberg’s Wife
A Classic Education
The Woe Betides
10th May @ The Windmill, Brixton
FREE BBQ from 5pm!
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BISHOP ALLEN (Brooklyn, NY)
Pop music and poetic insight from Justin Rice, Christian Rudder and friends.
New album 'GRRR...' out now on Dead Oceans reveals that after comparisons to other artists—Jonathan Richman, The Kinks, Bright Eyes, Spoon, etc., plus rave reviews from Rolling Stone, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly and many others—they’ve developed an artistry and sound unmistakably their own.
“..with a keen ear for a melody it really does feel like you’re listening to a best of collection, every track offering up its own sparkling charms and reasons for you to hit Replay.” SoundsXP (album review)
DAVID CRONENBERG’S WIFE (London)
Their recent album ‘Bluebeard’s Rooms’ was voted in SoundsXP’s top 10 albums of 2008 and they’re currently putting the finishing touches to a brand new one, which will no doubt be full of unhinged skewed-pop gems like the last one.
“It’s strange that they’ve been stuck with the anti-folk tag when they’re as much devotees of the darker side of indie rock, and singer Tom Mayne has something of a Mark E Smith or Nick Cave in the strangeness and directness of his grim lyrical thoughts….in short it’s dirty minded genius.” SoundsXP
FIREWORKS NIGHT (London)
Theatrical alt-folk from a London ensemble currently causing quite a stir. There’s echoes of Nick Cave here, and their unique orchestral pop has won them fans from the likes of Radio 1’s Colin Murray to a significant chunk of the music press.
“When Fireworks Night play, the darkness swells, the lights sharply frame the band and it’s as if you’re watching a theatre stage. James’ songs feel like mini-dramas, intense and saturnine, as their atmospheric chamber-pop plays out slowly and then suddenly bursts into gypsy life.” – SoundsXP
A CLASSIC EDUCATION (ITALY)
The music is lush, expansive and propulsive; sure to win the hearts of Band of Horses and Fanfarlo fans. Fresh from a jubilant tour of the US including SXSW they’re set to elevate themselves above those bands.
"they’re very atmospheric and have an air of grandeur about them. None more so than on the song ‘Victories At Night’ which builds into a crescendo with resplendent vocals. Epic words for epic stuff!" – Indie MP3
Foxes! recently released a poptastic split single on Sounds Experience and are currently hopscotching up and down the country with tour buddies The Hot Toddies.
“It's everything and more you want from an indie pop band. Well written songs, girl vocals, some jangling guitars and some lovely melodic sounds coming from the keyboards. That's all you need to know is it not?” – IndieMP3
THE WOE BETIDES (London / Birmingham)
The Woe Betides create majestic Americana and their new EP ‘Play Dead’ has been causing quite a flurry of interest, and rightly so.
"A strong sense of drama... asymmetrical folk-pop with unexpected structures and complex arrangements... ‘Boredom is the Killer’ is a fine piece of Brian Eno-style artrock" - SoundsXP
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