Scene Not Herd and Patio Industries are very proud to present, on September 8th at The Macbeth, an enchanting line-up of musical treats for your ears.
Headlined by the magical Jonquil, the Oxford bedroom recording project turned band, centered around 20 year old Hugo Manuel. In borrowing Kit Monteith, Ben Rimmer and Jody Prewett from young Oxford band Wait For Coniston along with Sam Scott from Youthmovies, the line up was expanded to include bouzouki, guitar, violin, drums, flugelhorn and double bass. The band started with a desire to use acoustic instruments. Influenced by the likes of Joan Baez, The Microphones, Akron/Family, Swans and Stars of the Lid, Hugo spent a year collecting melodicas, reed organs, glockenspiels, dulcimers, whistles…The result was ‘Sunny Casinos’: a late night listening album of beautiful & engrossing dark gentle songs, dense summer drones, fairground field recordings and creeped-out dusty attic music. Ten songs that are at once fizzing & clattering & wheezy… and slowly blossoming, twinkling & gossamer-like. Think Animal Collective at their most sun-dappled, Hood at their most intimate and some stumbled-upon eerie eastern European folk.
Listen : www.myspace.com/jonquil
Next up, Brontide, are an altogether different musical beast. Forming from the ashes of 'synth-cab-for-cuties' I Was A Cub Scout and Brighton drama-punks Pictures , Brontide are a riff-heavy, intelligent instrumental rock band that possesses an almost limitless scope. Drawing upon the influence of Battles, Russian Circles and Don Caballero, as well as playing shows with the likes Dananananakroyd and Blakfish, 2009 looks like an exciting year for Brontide.
Tuesday 8 September | Doors 8pm | The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, London N1 6LP | £6/5adv. from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/54904