Fri 25th Jun @ Buffalo Bar - King And The Olive Fields + Lucky Delucci + Andrew Churchman (Pants Yell!) + Spirit Of Play
Fortuna POP! presents Basement Scam
King And The Olive Fields + Lucky Delucci + Andrew Churchman (Pants Yell!) + Spirit Of Play
plus DJs playing indiepop, northern soul, post-punk and 60s psych till late
Guest DJs: Marina and Serena (Upsidownia)
Advance: £5 from We Got Tickets/Door: £6
FREE ENTRY AFTER 11PM
KING AND THE OLIVE FIELDS
Philip Serfaty and a rotating cast of friends play swoonsome, literate indie pop festooned with ukuleles, cellos, banjos and the like. For fans of early Magnetic Fields, The Wave Pictures and Herman Dune.
“They take folk-pop at a gentle pace, allowing Serfaty’s captivating lyricism to be the main attraction. His voice is also one that demands attention, pitched between Jeffrey Lewis’s thirsty drawl and Calvin Johnson’s drowsy bass. Their final song, in particular, sounds like a Hidden Cameras 7” might if you pressed ever so gently upon it with a finger, reducing it’s r.p.m. to 38/39ish.” (Vanity Project)
Cardiff six-piece Lucky Delucci recently released their debut single ‘December 1986’ on Bubblewrap Records. They play uplifting, folk tinged indie-pop songs all wrapped up in intricate four part harmonies with modern arrangements that ebb and flow towards rhythmic climaxes.
“Their sound is loose and relaxed and will appeal to fans of Gorkys and Sufjan Stevens” (City Life)
ANDREW CHURCHMAN (PANTS YELL!)
A solo performance from the singer-songwriter of one of America’s most loved (and now sadly deceased) indie bands. Pants Yell! formed at a Boston art school in 2003, the trio a vehicle for Andrew Churchman's modestly proportioned but perfectly realized songs, his two- and three-minute marvels drawing power from restraint and poetry from plainspoken observation. Alison Statton, the third Pants Yell! album, brought the band unprecedented critical and popular success internationally, before the band called time with their swansong for Slumberland Records, Received Pronunciation.
“Indie pop formalists… following in the tradition of wordy, tuneful, earnest underdogs from Small Factory and the Trashcan Sinatras to the Lucksmiths” (Pitchfork)
SPIRIT OF PLAY
Spirit of Play mysteriously came into being in the middle of 2008, after a long period of idle talk and ineffectual body language. Like snowflakes, no two SOP songs are the same, and many are quite different even from themselves. Their credentials are dubious, although their MySpace page suggests kinship with The Divine Comedy, The Go-Betweens and Belle & Sebastian.
“Upbeat folky-pop featuring clever lyrics and intricate vocal harmonies. Their songs deal with quirky topics from ranging scholarly love affairs and the wave vs. particle state of light through to the possibilities of parallel universes” (Lablit)