Fri 24th July @ Buffalo Bar - Indietracks warm-up with The Specific Heats (USA) + Friends + Countryside + Understudies plus DJs till late
24 Jul Specific Heats + Friends + Countryside + Understudies
Secret Knowledge presents
The Beat Hotel
An Indietracks warm-up with bands…
The Specific Heats (USA) + Friends + Countryside + The Understudies
plus DJs playing indiepop, soul, punk and 60s till late
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
THE SPECIFIC HEATS (USA)
The Specific Heats are Garage-indie-Pop combo from Brooklyn & Boston.
Influenced by artists such as: The Luvin Kynd, The Hollies, The Zombies, The Cyrkle, Herman’s Hermits, Sam the Sham and the Pharoes, Rocketship, Brittle Stars, The Hentchmen, The Milkshakes, Mama Guitar, The Ne’er Do wells, The Ventures, The Seeds, 13th Floor Elevators, Freddie and the Dreamers, The Novas, The Dovers, Los Saicos, Los Shains, Los Walkers, Los Mockers.
Peers of such artists as: caUSE co-MOTION!, The Besties, The Lil’ Hospital, Crystal Stilts, The German Measles, Theee Doane Givvaschittz, My Teenage Stride, Camera Obscura, Vivian Girls, The Blow, Dear Nora, Jason Anderson, Freddie and the Jasons, the Needy Visions, Thick Shakes, Knight School…
Friends were formed in 1986 by singer/guitarist/songwriter William Jones, in Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, UK. Drummer and percussionist Martin Parker joined in 1992 and these two form the nucleus of the London-based band today. Friends have released nine albums and six singles on the Summerhouse label, all of which are still available. Their latest album, Spangleland, was released in May 2007.
Countryside do; “Epic and dreamy synth-tinged rock from these fine melodic shoegazers - hints of Grandaddy & Guided By Voices topped with heavenly laconic vocals and a heady psychedelic sensibility.”
A London collective, by way of Scotland, they make the kind of dreamy indiepop that Felt peddled in their prime, tinged with a caustic wit last seen dribbling from Luke Haines’ mouth.
"If you have ever fallen for bands like The Magnetic Fields, Camera Obscura and Butcher Boy - you'll be right at home with The Understudies and their beautifully presented indiepop… a cracking little band" (Indiemp3)