Fortuna POP! presents Basement Scam
The Loves + Electrophonvintage + Biggles Flys Again + The Lonely Tune
plus DJs playing indiepop, northern soul, post-punk, alt-rock, French pop and 60s psych till late
Guest DJ Andy Jones (Kicker, The Silver Abduction)
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
From Cardiff, The Loves mix pop psychedelia and C86 indie with a dash of cheap vodka and beatnik cool. They released their debut single on Radio One DJ Huw Stephens’ Boobytrap Singles Club in 2001 and then made several singles and an LP with the esteemed Track And Field Organisation. They also recorded four Peel Sessions in two years (one of which was broadcast live from Peel Acres on Valentine’s Day), and have recorded sessions for Marc Riley on BBC 6Music and BBC Radio Wales. Their second album “Technicolour” was made Album Of The Week by The Sunday Times. A third album “Three” was released in 2009.
'A wide-eyed retro-chic indie-pop sextet that sound like The Monkees playing at being The Velvet Underground.' – (NME)
Remi and Delphine moved to London from Toulouse, France to form Electrophonvintage with guitarist Christos and Ian and Johnny from Pocketbooks. They play short wooden pop songs influenced by The Go Betweens, The Hidden Cameras, French 60's pop songs, Sarah Records and Felt. Two releases so far: I don't want to stay 7" on Plastic Pancake in 2000 and We sang a yeye song on Unique Records in 2005.
BIGGLES FLYS AGAIN (IRELAND)
Dublin based artist Conor Deasy aka Biggles Flys Again pretty much writes and plays everything, conjuring up lovely slices of classic indie bedroom folk with hints of elliot smith, beach boys, beatles and super furry animals. Perfect quirky psychedelic bedroom pop with lots of intricate acoustic guitar picking, multitracked vocals and sixties like organ sounds.
THE LONELY TUNE (FRANCE)
French indie rock solo artist The Lonely Tune aka Olivier de Chateaubourg recently moved to London from Paris. Influenced by everyone from the Kinks and the Velvet Underground to Daniel Johnston and Herman Düne, The Lonely Tune was a regular on the gig circuit in France and has also toured with artist Dawn Landes in the US.