VERY short notice but i thought i'd try and JAG this a bit before the gig tomorrow. this takes place at THE STOCK ROOM - TOMORROW!
As the winter snow has melted and Spring is just around the corner, we are delighted to welcome three of the buzziest buzz bands in Britain to The Stock Room for Invisible Guitar Solo #2!
INTERNET FOREVER are Craig Heartbeeps, Christopher Alcxxk and Laura Wolf, three Web 2.0 obsessives who bonded over a shared love of The Unicorns, Why? and the DrownedinSound message board. They recently supported Los Campesinos! and Copy Haho at the headline gig of the S?n festival in Cardiff, as well as touring the UK with Johnny Foreigner.
Their recently-released debut single 'Cover the Walls' is a delicious slice of fuzzy lo-fi indiepop which earned 'Single of the Week' merits from both NME Radio and Artrocker Magazine and a 9/10 review from This is Fake DIY.
Internet Forever are pretty much our favourite band in the world right now and we're probably more excited about this gig than anything ever.
"Internet Forever make the kind of catchy, scuzzy indie pop that's been getting a lot of play around here lately." - Pitchfork
"The brilliantly-named Internet Forever deliver this deliciously twee number: raucous and sugar-sweet, all at the same time." - The Observer
"Twee is back and it’s fitting that the internet, where a keyboard-playing cat is worshipped as a god, should have a hand in its resurrection." - The FADER
STANDARD FARE are based in Sheffield and are comprised of Andy, Emma and Danny. After releasing the well-received single 'Dancing' last Spring, they have just released new single 'Fifteen' (which delighted us when we heard it on Huw Stephens's Radio 1 show on a cold Wednesday in Rotherham) which is taken from the debut album 'The Noyelle Beat', which is due out in March 2010.
"('Fifteen' is) the catchiest little fucker since fish swam down the river Trent with big Eat Me signs on their arses" - Drowned in Sound
"'Fifteen' by Sheffield’s Standard Fare most definitely does have a hook; a bloody great big one and it’s hauled me in. A terrific galloping slice of jangly indiepop, it even pitches up with a more than decent flipside, the mournful but lush 'Understand'." - Sounds XP
"If you love Kenickie, The Long Blondes, The Siddeleys or Girls At Our Best you will fall instantly in love with Standard Fare." - Rough Trade
THIS MANY BOYFRIENDS are from Leeds and are single-handedly making indiepop credible again. They write shambling songs about how radio is the devil and what to do if your romantic interest doesn't share your love of The Pastels. TMB are good friends of ours and we always look forward to seeing their riotous live shows.
"They positively gush excitement and enthusiasm, expressing plenty of joy-of-being-in-a-band-ness and infusing their enthused mini-anthem singalongs with a sense of enjoyable onstage chaos. TMB FTW." - The Line of Best Fit
"TMB put me in mind of The Regulars' more frantic moments, or perhaps some of Mascot Fight's poppier episodes." - A Layer of Chips
"In personal favourite 'That’s What Diaries Are For’ they mix early Los Campesinos! pace and content with the riffs and delivery of Johnny Foreigner, complete with amazing boy/girl interchanges. It’s a classic in waiting, a beautiful critique of everything that’s wrong with pretty much every scene ever made. Honestly, it’s truly superb." - The Pigeon Post