Sky Parade (BJM/ Robby Krieger The Doors etc) - The Superimposers - The Koolaid Electric Company -The See See – LDN
FULL DETAILS HERE: www.myspace.com/togetherwecanwalkonwater
Featuring extended sets from:
The Koolaid Electric Company
The See See
£7 on the door.
Music From 6PM - FREE roof top BBQ until 7PM!
Bands finish around 11.30pm, although venue will remain open until 1am with special guest DJs spinning records until the end.
As a teenager Sky Parade frontman Tommy Dietrick grew up playing in the 90s shoegaze scene in San Francisco, frequently touring up and down the west coast with Brian Jonestown Massacre (BJM) between 1991-95. Whilst at first resisting several requests by scene figurehead Anton Newcombe to join BJM fulltime, Tommy finally succumbed to the gravitational pull of BJM’s magic and joined them as a fundamental part of the musical commune between 2000-2004, before forming Sky Parade in late 2004.
Spotting their obvious talent Sky Parade have since toured with The Seeds, Black Angels, The Dandy Warhols, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Bluetones, Frank Black, James, Mark Gardener of Ride and a myriad of other like-minded bands, whilst in 2009 Robby Krieger of the Doors asked Tommy to play in his band Treehouse, a massive privilege and a personal highlight in Tommy’s escalating music career.
On 19th July 2010 Sky Parade released their third album Intoxicated in the US only, which was produced by Courtney Taylor Taylor of The Dandy Warhols and features Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols, Jeff Schroeder of The Smashing Pumpkins and Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses and you don't gain support like this by just being any musician.
The album has already received critical acclaim with such endorsements as:
" Sky Parade have found psych-rock’s sweet spot" BuzzBands L.A.
"A joyride of dense, churning guitars that sounds like Primal Scream getting Spiritualized!" L.A. Times
The line-up also includes:
Hidden London gems, The Koolaid Electric Company themselves BJM and Warlocks affiliates. www.myspace.com/thekoolaidelectriccompany
The See See who have supported The Raconteurs and BJM on their last tour and of who Alan McGee once wrote "The See See are a revelation, demonstrating you can still rock the jingle jangle guitars and tight Beach Boys harmonies and remain fresh" and who Clash Magazine referred to as "a towering pop blast built for the summer". www.myspace.com/theseeseeband
And last but by no means least The Superimposers who with their ‘immaculate pastiche of a bounteous period in pop history’ have found themselves playing live BBC sessions, with a 2010 Rough Trade top ten album of the month and rave reviews in publications such as the Guardian who wrote “Fans of all things innocent and bright will love this blend of 60s baroque, luscious harmony and sunshine pop’’. Akin to this Q Magazine also described The Superimposers’ music as “Sunshine pop from the south coast of England rather than the west coast of America. Sounds like some classic 60s pop band you somehow missed out on”. www.myspace.com/superimposers
About Together We Can Walk On Water
The second Together We Can Walk On Water line-up features four bands all of notable reputation making this a difficult event to pick the headliner from the support. We’ll be continuing the policy of keeping ticket prices low, opening the doors early so people can mingle before and in-between the acts, providing free grub and giving all acts long sets.
The very first Together We Can took place on 1st July 2010 featuring the amazing, but virtually unknown, Elephant Stone. Despite being an unknown quantity the gig sold out and we expect this event to follow suit. The first event gave us faith and showed us that there are many musical adventurers out there willing to give brand new live music a chance on the recommendation of some random weirdo posting on the internet or thrusting flyers in their hands alone – people just like us who love discovering new music and seeing it performed as close to the edit and undiluted by stardom as possible. Music fresh out of the garage and acts that are chasing the dream rather than living it! 99% of the crowd who came along to the last event had literally a month to get used to Elephant Stone’s music but turned up in their droves and were shouting for an encore at the end…this is the way in which we intend to continue.
Sick of hearing about those famous gigs when the bands were lesser known years after they’ve passed – keep coming along to Together We Can and say you were there at the start!