WHEN: 24 July 2009
WHERE: The Luminaire, 311 HIGH ROAD, KILBURN, LONDON
HOW MUCH TO PUT IT DOWN AS EXPENSES: £7.00 online (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/50617) , £9.00 on the door
THE TRAVELLING BAND:
Manchester 6 Piece, The Travelling Band take influence from folk, county, psyche and rock before filtering it through their own sunshine-POP sensibility.
On their debut album, Under The Pavement rarely has a British band of recent times sounded this fresh and timeless, here is a band who excel at sounding happy, sad, frustrated, and vulnerable, often at the same time, and their best songs, whether they're fast or slow, feel like they're bursting with energy and wisdom.
Winners of the Glastonbury New Talent competition 2008, The Travelling Band's live show is a feel-good tour-de-force. Swapping instruments, inspiring audience participation whilst shifting effortlessly from hearfelt ballads, through psychedelic sing alongs to classic pop tunes, their's are shows where no-one leaves unconverted.
National Club are an upcoming band to really watch out for. Their inspired epic indie sound have already earned them a feature on the 'Best of MySpace' iCast and fans at The Guardian. Hear them preview new material from their forthcoming release - not to be missed!
"It's The Concretes meet The Pixies on Love Island." - BBC Music.
thelightshines is one man. lo-fi drones, tambourines, backwards triangles, sitars, guitars, and the sound of old records.
'It's spaced out stuff, kind of how I imagine (and yes, it is something I think about daily) BRMC would sound if they went round to Anton Newcombe's, called up Brian Wilson to make up the numbers, ate a few specially ordered mushrooms, then held a séance so that Syd Barrett could join in the ensuing jamming session. I'm sure you'll agree, such a tantalizing and frankly barmy analogy could only be conjured up for something special, and thelightshines are it.' - High Voltage
'dreamy lo-fi guitar psychedelia' - Manchester Music
'The overall effect is The Beatles' "Within You Without You" via Spacemen 3 in "Perfect Prescription" woozy drone-blues mode; an envelpoingly addictive trance... It's like a sundazed acoustic Spiritualized' - Manchester Music
"Made with just an acoustic guitar, a sitar, a tambourine, and the occassional use of an arabic drum, the beauty is in the simplicity. The vocal hangs over the top like a cloud and guitar loops create a hypnotic rhythm to set the scene. It's like Spacemen 3 but stripped down, and with more of a folksy, Asian feel - Psychedelic Reaction Magazine
'It's a collision between Spacemen 3 and George Harrison's Eastern-influenced Beatles moments (although you could include any timeless and groundbreaking British guitar pop), and it is enchanting and rather excellent.' - James Hinchcliffe, Manchester Music
'Absorbing, trance inducing and geared to the mind's back doors and windows, it also spans a fair sized chunk of time. For an epic, it's beautifully unassuming. It's a lovely record.' - Guru Magazine