Not any longer, now that youºve read this, surprise junkies. I mean, he is playing, heºs playing bass for Rotifer on a bill with Hexicon and Kind and the Olive Fields. It´s just not a suprise for you, now that you know. But it´ll be ace anyway, here´s the blah..
Wednesday 3 March 2010 at 7:30pm
The Slaughtered Lamb
34-35 Great Sutton Street
Clerkenwell, London EC1V 0DX
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Tel: 020 7253 1516
Hexicon started as a lo-fi voice/guitar/french horn combo in 2004 and got told they sounded like a junk shop Beach Boys. They expanded when Mike, Paul and Tom were joined by Andy and Greg, the rotating drummer tag-team and Giles who was a total bass-head.
Hexicon have so far played on bills with some of their favourite people including James Yuill, Fireworks Night, Esiotrot, Darren Hayman, Fanfarlo and SFA. Rob Rotifer took them out on a tour of Austria in 2006 to play some shows alongside Fuzzman and himself.
“Hexicon make the sound of mellow hillbillies tripping in the countryside” - ARTROCKER
“…having absorbed everyone in a wave of dreamy, velvety pop and impressive falsetto harmonies which of course, recalled none other than Mr Brian Wilson and his good friends, The Beach Boys, things instantly turned a little darker when guitar was swapped to Lap steel and French horn disregarded in favour of a good old synth - transporting us somewhere between middle America and the moon.” - ICA
Having avoided any hint of British fame over the course of five albums full of politically and poetically charged pop songs, in his native country Austria, where Rotifer has topped indie charts with hit songs such as “I Believe You” and “The Frankfurt Kitchen”, and played numerous tours featuring various English musician friends such as Darren Hayman (ex-Hefner) on bass and Ian Button (Death in Vegas, Thrashing Doves) on drums, who will both feature on stage at the Electroacoustic Club as they did on Rotifer’s latest album “The Children on the Hill”.
“I really like your no-nonsense accompaniments to your terrific lyrics: I’m thinking of the Frankfurt Kitchen - I love that… 1st rate artwork also.” - ROBERT WYATT (on the back of a postcard)
“Robert is good too, very good. I might even say he’s one of the best Kent based Austrian songwriters in the business and I know a few.” - DARRN HAYMAN
King and the Olive Fields is a hip young man named Phillip Serfaty, he resides in the infamous London borough of New Cross, he is sometimes but not always accompanied by his very talented, beautiful group of friends who often come and go and when they come, they lend his music the sound of their percussion, their oboes, their cellos, their banjos, their ukuleles and their voices.
The music is delicate and thoughtful folk, it’s minimalistic but the quaint nature of it ensures that none of the charm is lost.