SECRET KNOWLEDGE PRESENTS
Plus Daniel Kitson + Allo Darlin’
Wednesday 08 July 2009, 7:30pm
Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King´s Cross, London N1 9NL
(Nearest tube/train : King’s Cross St Pancras)
Stalwarts of the indiepop scene, having transcended movements and fashions, The Lucksmiths formed in Melbourne in 1993 and have remained staunchly true to their independent ideals - self-managed and self-booked, the band operate their own record label in Australia (Lost And Lonesome) - and though they've never received much commercial recognition, they have built a strong underground following of fans and supporters around the world. Often referred to as the rightful heirs to the Go-Betweens or as the Australian Belle & Sebastian, critics continue to name The Lucksmiths as torchbearers of thoughtful, literate indiepop.and their latest album First Frost, released late last year on Fortuna POP!, was called "Best Indiepop Album of 2008" by Pop Matters website.
Sadly, the band have announced this will be their final European and UK tour, and plan to disband after a farewell tour of Australia in August. For their many fans in London this show will be their last chance to enjoy their ever-energetic, warm and engaging live show, which the band promise will be crammed with old favourites. Support comes from the critically acclaimed comedian and huge Lucksmiths fan Daniel Kitson and from London-based Australian singer-songwriter Allo Darlin’ and her band.
Bring a hankie.