THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB + TAP TAP + RACE HORSES
Thursday 3rd December
The Lexington 96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB
Nearest tubes : King's Cross / Angel
Tel : 020 7837 5387
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
THE VICTORIAN ENGLISH GENTLEMENS CLUB
The Victorian English Gentlemens Club were born when Adam Taylor (Gtr/Vox) and Louise Mason (bass) met at Art college in Cardiff. Using their combined interest in Art and experimental guitar music they began writing pop music solely influenced by the Velvet Underground and Sonic Youth. A year later, the debut album was written, and the band signed to Fantastic Plastic Records. With initial 3 piece line up, the band toured for 2 years in Europe and UK, played SXSW 08, and did support tours with Future of The Left, Noisettes, Deerhoof, and British Sea Power. Now a 4 piece, new album 'Love On An Oil Rig' takes triple distortion, guitars, basses, drums, circular saws, churches, hands, boots, thoraxes and lungs, juxtaposed to an awkward perfection and refracted through a prism of pop.
“An atmosphere of seedy debauchery that is strangely edifying. Constantly interesting and sonically challenging - a vital proposition” (Clash)
“I could go through the tracks and give you a run-down, but it’s pointless. This album is brilliant. Go buy it” Artrocker
Tom Sanders, lead singer of Tap Tap, spends most of his time fronting Pete And The Pirates but he also found time to write and record the rather wonderful lo-fi psyche-pop songs on the debut album 'On My Way', available now through Stolen Recordings.
'Songs of youthful innocence and elemental woes over summer pop mini-pysch arrangements reminiscent of The Shins and Elephant 6 collective. On My Way suggests that if we keep Sanders unhappy and lonesome for the near future we might have a truly great British songwriter to cherish. It really is that good.' (Mojo)
“These songs seem forced into the world by a buckling, overcrowded brain... a bizarro Belle & Sebastian preoccupied with Kinks rock, taming psychedelia and punk into sloppy/pristine DIY pop” (Pitchfork)
Experimental poppers with a wicked and well-deserved live reputation. Signed to Fantastic Plastic, they're one of the most-talked bands in Wales at the moment.
"Comparable to Gorkys Zygotic Mynci, but delivered with such force that their wonky pop songs take on the gritty backbone of 60's garage." (NME)
"Like Super Furry Animals, Race Horses have a talent for multi-coloured, gonzoid indie pop that's as ambitious as it is catchy. And like The Coral or British Sea Power at their most unhinged” (Metro)