The all NewNu Damnably AcousticShtick Show @The Social W1
Tuesday August 17th
5 Little Portland Street
London W1W 7JD
020 7636 4992
A new generation of groundbreaking acoustic acts with killer guitar chops and astute lyrics showcase their wears in central London
-Free Entry and open from 6pm
Your New Friend (London)
Acoustic duo Your New Friend sound like what might have happened if Morrissey had formed a band with Mark Kozelek in Christmas 2009.
Featuring ultra baritone voiced Simon Kobayashi from smallgang, with Sun Kil Moon-esque guitar workouts from Alex Carter (Armchair Songs).
“Simon has some nice songs” Geoff Farina
Michael Liggins (Leicester)
Leicestershire based Liggins creates melodic and fervent acoustic music. Believing the silence as important as the musical notes surrounding it, songs are usually performed carefully and with poetic and often abstract lyrics.
“Delicately put together tunes which have hints of early Bright Eyes, coupled with 60s and 70s psychedelic folk” - Folkin' Sheffield.
“Superb” Chris Brokaw
Basso voiced Solo burblings from Smallgang/Mordros guitarist/singer Toshi with special guestsTBA.
*Mordros are not a black metal band and have no connections to Lord of the Rings.
Benjamin Shaw (London)
Influenced in equal parts by Smudge, Smog and Smallville, Benjamin does oddly detailed quirky lofi in an OCD sort of way.
"Up there with the best of this year...on the 'to watch' list for 2010 - 8/10." - The Music Fix.co.uk
"A cracked and beautiful voice, with a series of gently electronic infused laments of love, loss and disenchantment. Quite beautiful." - Subba-Cultcha.com
"Fastidiously DIY in sound...A ‘name’ for 2010." - God is in The TV
+ Slushy Guts and special guests
+ DJ Sab
+ DJ Set