WHEN: 28 August 2009
WHERE: The Luminaire, Kilburn, London
HOW MUCH: £7.00 online http://www.wegottickets.com/event/54875 £9.00 on the door
The Mercury Awards 2009 nominated...
One of the original torch bearers for the revitalized young British jazz scene Led Bib released their third studio album ‘Sensible Shoes’, on Cuneiform Records in May 2009. The album was described as a modern classic by the press: “a hands-down triumph” said The Independent, “…a gale of fresh air” wrote The Guardian and the group were described as “The future of jazz” by The Times.
Relentlessly dodging definition, Led Bib are both a maverick jazz band and an unlikely rock quintet. Taking their name from a protective garment used on patients during dental treatment, this Walthamstow based five-piece of twenty-somethings pride themselves on side- stepping convention, with incendiary results.
“And if the Mercury Prize judging panel gives them the token jazz-act nomination- which is the least reward their third album Sensible Shoes deserves – bigger stages will certainly beckon.” The Sunday Telegraph *****
“You’ll be hard pressed to keep the lid on this explosive tour de force of ensemble intelligence” The Independent ****
“’Sensible Shoes’ is a chink of light in ever darkening skies” Artrocker
"Rarely have two saxes, keyboard, bass and drums sounded so dangerous yet so compelling" Observer Music Monthly ****
THE BRIAN JACKET LETDOWN:
Much of their music is as simply infectious as the best – what? It’s hard to know what to call it. If it’s pop, it couldn’t be less “manufactured”; they seem to stumble across their lush melodies and haphazardly throw together their lavish arrangements, like a ramshackle folk band playing perfect pop or a rickety jug band drunkenly negotiating a modern recording studio and accidentally achieving a shiny immaculacy.
Gigwise: “a gorgeous dali-dripping-chocolate of the sweetly surreal”
Drowned in Sound: “Do not expect this to be the last you’ll hear of them”
Disorder Magazine: “a quite mesmerising charm offensive”
Trash Hits: “you can’t help but wonder why they aren’t all over the radio”