Tue 9th Feb, Barden's Boudoir - Allo Darlin’ + Tender Trap + Darren Hayman (solo) + Moustache Of Insanity + Hexicon + Goonite DJs
Fortuna POP! and Goonite present
Allo Darlin’ + Tender Trap + Darren Hayman (solo) + Moustache Of Insanity + Hexicon + Goonite DJs
Tuesday 9th February 7:30pm
Barden’s Boudoir, 36 Stoke Newington Road, London?N16 7XJ???
Nearest overground: Dalston-Kingsland
Tel : 020 7249 9557
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
Uke-wielding indie-folkster Elizabeth Morris and her friends play their breezy, witty pop tunes, indisputable girl-pop masterpieces each and every one, and bittersweet funny, like The Magnetic Fields playing forgotten outtakes from Joni Mitchell’s Blue. The single “Henry Rollins Don’t Dance” with Terry Edwards on trumpet and sax, was described by The Guardian as "the best indiepop song for years", by Metro as "Ace" while follow-up “The Polaroid Song” made Drowned In Sounds Top Fifty of 2009.
“If I don’t get to hear a whole album soon, I might just explode.” (RetroLofi)
Led by ex Talulah Gosh and Heavenly founder Amelia Fletcher, the now five strong Tender Trap - sound brimful with energy, ideas and that unquenchable pop spirit, making the kind of classic indiepop that puts most current bands to shame. Anyone who witnessed their storming show at last year’s Indietracks festival (and the impromptu Talulah Gosh gig that followed!) will know just how good this band is.
DARREN HAYMAN (SOLO)
Former Hefner front man Darren Hayman plays a rare solo set, evoking a nostalgic and romantic atmosphere with songs about life and love in the suburbs that showcase his eye for detail and ear for folk-pop melodies.
"London's poet laureate of sexual dysfunction, discomfort, and dog-eared under-achievement… the match of Ray Davies, or any of the quintessentially English masters." (The Guardian)
MOUSTACHE OF INSANITY
A duo comprising a Swede and an Australian, Moustache Of Insanity play what indie-mp3 call ”a daft combination of twee bedroom pop and the Moldy Peaches”. They're energetic, infectious, insane, and a whole bundle of fun. Their impromptu afterhours version of "Freckles & Cheese" was one of the highlights of this year's Indietracks festival.
"These guys are brilliant. Twee-casio-pop ahoy, they are a bit like Moldy Peaches with tiny keyboards and facial hair. One of the most fun bands we've heard in a while." ( Pull Yourself Together)
A six piece from London and Maidstone, Hexicon play gorgeous mellow indiepop in the vein of Stars Of Aviation meets The Beach Boys. Expect french horn, lapsteel, and a few pointed words directed towards their little brothers between songs.
"Hexicon make the sound of mellow hillbillies tripping in the countryside" (Artrocker)