Quixote Music + Substance present:-
JENNIFER GENTLE + KITE SEASON
THE FLY W1 | FRI 22ND MAY
Jennifer Gentle are one of the most idiosyncratic, improbable, bizarre Italian bands ever. Hailing from Padova, a foggy town not so far from Venice, they are the first Italian band to be signed by legendary US label SUB POP Records (home of Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney and more recently the Shins).
Collecting fans as different as Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Graham Coxon (Blur), Jarvis Cocker, Mars Volta, Julian Cope and members of Architecture In Helsinki and Dandy Warhols, Jennifer Gentle have probably become the best known Italian indie band abroad. With a brand new line-up comprising Andrea Garbo on guitar, Francesco Candura on bass, Liviano Mos and Paolo Mongardi on drums, Jennifer Gentle embarked on a series of worldwide tours ...
Which brings us to London.... Jennifer Gentle's sound is 50’s rock n’ roll and crude garage punk, with an obvious soft spot for Barrett-era Pink Floyd.... Similar in tone and freneticy to Kite Season, the bands became friends on the road a few years back and Jennifer Gentle have been waiting for the chance to play with Kite Season, handpicking them for this one-off performance.
Following a move from their home town of Portsmouth a few years ago Kite Season have been living and gigging relentlessly in London. A residency at Jamboree, a sweet little underground venue in the east end, has helped these Cardiacs-meets-Syd Barrett indie punks gain a foothold on an often indifferent and stifled scene.
These meeting of talent and frankly borderline-insane performance comes at the Fly, W1 a venue famed for its committment to new talent and underground bands. It's £5 on the door but £3 for Kite Season fans - message for cheaplist or drop me a text on the night 07852 730 669
It's a late-night event- doors 9pm - Kite Season 10pm - Jennifer Gentle 11pm - DJs til 3am....