Secret Knowledge presents
The Beat Hotel
LAST HARBOUR + RED SHOE DIARIES + HORSE GUARDS PARADE
plus DJs playing indiepop, soul, punk and 60s till late
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
Manchester-based collective Last Harbour play rustic, cinematically atmospheric songs that rattle and loom, at once epic and intimate, harsh and beautiful. They have toured and played with Willard Grant Conspiracy, Mark Mulcahy, Dirty Three and Devendra Banhart amongst others. Their new 10" EP 'Saint Luminous Bride' (out May 25th on Little Red Rabbit) features the standout song from 2008's acclaimed 'Dead Fires & the Lonely Spark' plus three brand new songs and comes in a stunning sleeve, each one screenprinted by hand.
"Classic outback brooding recalling the deathly pallor of The Drones but also the intimate lethargy of Tindersticks " (Metro)
RED SHOE DIARIES
Formed in Nottingham in Spring 2008, Red Shoe Diaries write lyrical, catchy songs, broadly categorised as indie-pop yet with occaisonal forays into dreamy grandeur and sounds that their five fragile hearts can't contain. Influenced by The Magnetic Fields, Hefner, Belle and Sebastian, Tindersticks, Jens Lekman, The Smiths, The National and many more, don't be surprised if they dance, don't be surprised if you do too.
"...Nottingham favourites Red Shoe Diaries make sophisticated indie pop that joins the dots from Jacques Brel to Darren Hayman in epic, Morricone-esque broad strokes. We reckon they’re quite possibly the most exciting glittery-literary indie pop band to come from the city since Tindersticks. Catch them now in an intimate surrounding before they bolt the stable..." (FISTSMUSIC)
HORSE GUARDS PARADE
This Hull-based band are comprised of: James Waudby - formally of John Peel faves Salako (Jeepster Recordings) and currently playing in ex-Pavement Drummer Steve West's band Marble Valley; Jason Heslewood - an accomplished guitarist who has travelled the world playing with Fila brazillia; and a selection of local alcoholics and reprobates. The band harness the desolation of their home town and use it to create a swirling county tinged rock and roll sound, which will make you swoon and cry, whilst you body falters with the heart stopping lyrics. Their live sound is exciting, unpredictable and melancholy and their songs have already had airplay on BBC 6music and Radio One.
"A band with a northern heart and a country soul. Shut your eyes and you'll get more than a whiff of the LA canyons. Lyrically beautiful songs and melodies that leave you with an aching heart and a yearning to re-visit your 70s West Coast album collection" (BBC Introducing)