Fri 23rd April @ Buffalo Bar - The Lodger + Internet Forever + Just Handshakes (We’re British) + The Wandas + DJs
Fortuna POP! presents Basement Scam
The Lodger + Internet Forever + Just Handshakes (We’re British) + The Wandas
plus DJs playing indiepop, northern soul, post-punk, alt-rock, French pop and 60s psych till late
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
FREE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
The Lodger was formulated by Pontefract-born songwriter, singer and guitarist Ben Siddall inside a Leeds bedsit in 2004 as a solo project, quickly becoming a 3, then a 4-piece. After a few well-received 7-inch singles on a variety of independent labels such as Angular Records and Dance to the Radio, a debut album titled “Grown-Ups” was released in June 2007 around the world. This was swiftly followed up by a second record in May 2008, “Life is Sweet” which was released by the legendary Slumberland Records in the USA (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Crystal Stilts) and coincided with tours of UK, Europe, Japan and USA and festivals. A 4 song EP was released by Elefant Records of Madrid (Camera Obscura, Au Revoir Simone et al) in June 2009 and album three is soon to arrive with added trumpet, saxophone and viola.
“the near-cynical realism and hopeless naivety at the heart of The Lodger is a combination that turns a collection of good songs into a great band” (This Is Fake DIY)
Internet Forever are Craig Heartbeeps, Christopher Alcxxk and Laura Wolf, three Web 2.0 obsessives who bonded over a shared love of The Unicorns, Why? and the DrownedinSound message board. Their debut single 'Cover the Walls' was a delicious slice of fuzzy lo-fi indiepop which earned 'Single of the Week' merits from both NME Radio and Artrocker Magazine and a 9/10 review from This is Fake DIY.
"Internet Forever live in a beautiful place full of lo-fi strums and energetic pop melodies, mixing each other up until you want to sweat. A joy to behold.” (Huw Stephens, BBC Radio)
JUST HANDSHAKES (WE’RE BRITISH)
Just Handshakes, (We’re British) are a four piece currently based in Leeds. Sitting incredibly pretty somewhere between the oscillating pop of Jenny Lewis in her Rilo Kiley days and a doo-wop Metric, their recordings are packed with just crisp choruses and sweetly decorated lyrics. ??Odd splatterings of Casio, a sprinkle of boy/girl backing and a nice line in tip-tap drumming make them all the more enticing.
‘Somewhere between Young Marble Giants, Vampire Weekend & fellow West Yorkshire scamps Sky Larkin. Just clean, timeless, sensitive indie pop with no frills, just pure & natural!' (Norman Records)
Comprised of members of The Fat Tulips, The Cut-Outs, The Shla-la-las, Mambo Taxi and Airport Girl, The Wandas are a five-piece combo of Fujiyama mamas and papas who gleefully massacre rock’n’roll standards as well as their own original Western Bop confections, wishing they were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps and ending up as a lo-fi, garage-pop Everly Sisters. Predictably, The Wandas also love Wanda Jackson.