14.06.09 | Oakford Social Club | 53 Blagrave Street | Reading | Djs from 4 and Bands from 7pm | Free!
HAFDIS HULD (EX GUSGUS)
"Sublime - charismatic story-telling pop of the highest quality" - CLASH MAGAZINE
"Deliciously skewed pop" - THE GUARDIAN
We welcome Icelandic singer/songwriter and former GusGus member Hafdís Huld to Reading. Having previously worked with producers Jim Abbiss (Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian), Ewan Pearson (Ladytron, The Rapture) and Bristol's Tricky, she’s toured all over the world and appeared at many festivals including Glastonbury, The Secret Garden, The Big Chill, Camden Crawl and Airwaves.
Her debut album Dirty Paper Cup (Redgrape Records) was released in 2006 and received critical acclaim worldwide, winning Pop Album of the Year at the Icelandic Music Awards. Hafdís will be playing songs featured on that debut and off her upcoming second album.
Amys Ghost is a newly formed band from Reading, fronted by singer/songwriter Amy Barton. Risen from the ashes of her former band ‘Wire Jesus’ and allowed to run wild, she defines herself in style, more dramatic and fiery than ever before. With the help of Mic Harrison (drums), Michael ‘Tiki’ Thomas (bass) and Thom Hammond (cello), their emotionally charged and highly visual live shows leave you open mouthed and sensually violated.
You can expect soaring vocals with haunting harmonies, hypnotic drum machine beats, sample loops and moments of beauty and fragility.
“Elephants are an exciting band who can tell an old story in a new way. Listen out for more of them and catch them while you can." – BBC INTRODUCING, KENT
This four piece Indie/pop band from Kent only formed in September last year but they've already grabbed the attention of Radio 1's Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq.
Their songs contain energetic drumming, solid bass, immense guitars and songs which tell tales of childhood and love.
It's these qualities that have seen the band record a live session for Radio 1 and earn bookings for Radio 1's Big Weekend and Lounge on the Farm festival.
Our Djs markisegg and Plundercats will be playing an eclectic mix of songs from the afternoon till late to help heal any sore heads from the night before.