Fortuna POP! presents
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART + SPECTRALS + THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE
Thursday 3rd March, Doors 7:30pm
Macadam Building, Surrey Street, London WC2R 2NS
Nearest tube : Chancery Lane
Tel : 020 7848 1588
Advance: £12.50 from We Got Tickets / £14 Door
THE PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART
With their debut eponymous album, released in 2009, Brooklyn quartet The Pains of Being Pure at Heart effortlessly captured the hearts of eager audiences across the globe and winning them over with their twinkling, saucer eyed indie pop. For their upcoming album however, to be released on Fortuna POP! in the spring, the band have cast their net further, creating a sound that is richer, fuller, and more expansive. Recorded earlier this year with Alan Moulder and Flood (who, between them, are responsible for some of the most seminal moments from the likes of Smashing Pumpkins, U2, Nine Inch Nails, My Bloody Valentine and many others), the new album "Belong" is due out in spring 2011 but before that, the band will playing this show – a perfect opportunity to preview the brilliant new material the band have tucked neatly up their collective sleeves.
“Swelling, surging dream-gaze jubilance, that never loses itself in the walls-of-sound. There's a sharp, crystal melody to all their tracks that leave the songs swirling round your head like giddy school girl on her way home from being asked out by her dream boy after math class." — NME
Spectrals is the brainchild of Louis Jones; a charming, softly spoken gentleman from the town of Heckmondwike, 10 miles south-west from Leeds. Brought up on a mixture of 60 & 70s soul, motown and doo-wop, Spectrals combine classic 50s songwriting with understated melodies to create woozily melancholic pop songs. Alongside playing at festivals and touring with the likes of Best Coast, Real Estate and Girls, Spectrals recently released their ‘Spectrals Extended Play’ EP on Moshi Moshi Records and Louis is already hard at work on his debut feature album Bad Penny, which is due out in the very near future.
“...Everything good about about Phil Spector’s sixties output filtered through a very British sense of melancholia.” - The Line Of Best Fit
THE HISTORY OF APPLE PIE
Having only formed in 2010, The History Of Apple Pie are already attracting considerable attention for such a shiny young band. Their hazy lo-fi tracks, complete with sweet yet melancholy female vocals, topped off with a dash of reverb have seen them drawing comparisons to Galaxie 500, Smashing Pumpkins and Comet Gain. After acquiring praise from much of indie-pop community, the London-based band have have transformed from a duo of sweethearts into a dazzling five-piece band, getting ready to take your ears by storm in 2011.
"The harmonic vocals with guitar driven pop melodies conjure up visions of sunnier days when anything was possible. You could in all honestly be looking at one of the most exciting bands of next year." - BeatCast(dot)tv