FREE ENERGY (Phialdelphia, PA)
Newly signed to DFA Records and produced by James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem, FREE ENERGY rose out of the ashes of much-loved Minneapolis slacker indie band Hockey Night. The result of these forces merging is a one tight hi-fi band with head-throbbing bass lines, epic guitar solos and a nod to classic artists like the Allman Brothers and Thin Lizzy as well as keeping some indie playfulness on tap.
FREE ENERGY are a band to sweep aways the cobwebs of the 'noughties and a pointer toward the exciting new sounds of the teen decade.
'The first rule to Our Band Could Be Your Life is making sure the band is the band’s life, and for Free Energy, you know it’s everything.' - The Fader
'a total car radio summer jam, a chugging singalong that could make a hell of a sitcom theme (a good thing!).' - Pitchfork
Supergroup of sorts featuring Barry Dobbin (ex-Clor) and Boomer (Plugs) that we only wheel out for special occasions just like this one.
a sonic miasma of bizarre urge-driven splendour-Rough Trade
a jerky post-punk take on the classic pop song-Clash
If Frank Zappa had ever bothered to write a hit single, it might have sounded a bit like this' - The Guardian
'breezily sprightly synth-pop in a slightly Devo-shaped mould'-Drowned In Sound
'It’s heady, brainf*** stuff, but all the better for it' -The Times
JUNCAS RETREAT (London)
Guitar and keyboard quirk-psyche-orch pop = good.
Plus guest DJs.