Apples & Oranges Presents:
JE SUIS ANIMAL (NO)
W/ STILL CORNERS (7” Launch) + HONG KONG IN THE 60'S
@ THE DROP (Downstairs at the 3 Crowns, Stoke Newington)
Fri 20th August
Doors: 7 – 10pm: Pre 'Cosmic Slop' show
JE SUIS ANIMAL:
Je Suis Animal mix late 80's indie with a generous dose of 60's psychedelia, a spoonful of naive melody and a pinch of girly harmonies into their magic potion. The result is magical, striking and uncannily beautiful, occasionally recalling the effortless jangle of The Shop Assistants, the sonic sprawl of My Bloody Valentine, Stereolab’s astral meanderings and Nico’s otherworldliness.
Their début album Self-Taught Magic From a Book is full of melodic, dreamy tales of murder mysteries, magic, and primitive art, as well as exploring themes like sex, spying and the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
Sounds - http://www.myspace.com/jesuisanimal
With a deep love of film and sixties-sound production, Still Corners write dreamy pop songs, full of swirling organs, big drums and lush vocals.
Building on a reputation for heart-stopping live performances mixing film projection with soaring soundscapes, Still Corners have upcoming releases on Fierce Panda, Great Pop Supplement, and a full length due later this year.
“Still Corners are a band that produce lush, expansive electronic music in the vein of Silver Apples, United States of America or early Broadcast. They have crafted a reputation for jaw-dropping live performances”
Still Corners will be releasing their new 7” on Great Pop Supplement at this show.
Sounds - http://www.myspace.com/stillcorners
HONG KONG IN THE 60S
Hong Kong In The 60s are heavily influenced by early electronic pop, 1960s Chinese music and Italian film soundtracks. Using their collection of old Casio keyboards, the group combine bittersweet pop melodies and atmospheric electronics to create what Sean O’Hagan of The High Llamas describes as a “lovely, understated and quite beautiful sound”. In their hands, the cheap noises of old toy synths and outdated drum machines reveal hidden warmth and emotion.
Cult music blog Pop ‘n Cherries described the Hong Kong In The 60s track as sounding “like Kraftwerk soundtracking a 60s spy thriller … utterly gorgeous”.
Split 7” out soon on the truly awesome Ghost Box label