Crushing Death & Grief present:
STANDARD FARE + TIGERCATS + MODEL VILLAGE
Fri 20th Jan @ The Portland Arms, Chesterton Rd, Cambridge
8pm, £5 adv from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/143595
Originally from England’s highest town, Buxton, the three members of Standard Fare are now based around the North, from where they produce freewheeling, autobiographical indiepop (though never twee) music. Jangly, Lemonheads-esque guitars, bittersweet, swooping twin vocals, and Orange Juice rhythms all came together on 2010’s ‘The Noyelle Beat’ to make make one of the freshest, most unadulterated bits of British guitar music of the last few years. New record ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Town’ should be out just in time for this gig, and is informed by the escapism induced by their their semi-rural origins, but translated into the elusion of conflict, the complications of relationships, bitterness, that kind of thing. Loved by the kids and by us too.
Frenetic indiepop-come-post punk from East London with people who were/are in Esiotrot and Hexicon. A bit like Elvis Costello & The Attractions when they were good.
Humane adult-orientated pop music, recently described as “among the bright and beautiful things the world has to offer.”