Sweeping The Nation Presents... Wake The President
Time 06 July · 20:00 - 23:30
Leicester, United Kingdom
The (highly belated) first STN gig of 2011 is an indiepop spectacular, starring...
Wake The President
Glasgow janglers, admired by Radcliffe and Maconie, pop by on a European tour ahead of their second album Zumtung!, due 5th September. Of the debut You Can't Change That Boy it was said:
"Guitarist Bjorn's uplifting melodies bear the unmistakable jangly watermark of Orange Juice's James Kirk, while hovering below the surface of the bands ebullient melodies, his twin brother Erik's tales of debauchery and deception in Glasgow's West End are reminiscent of 70's indiepop intellectuals Josef K and The Go-Betweens" (NME)
"It slots comfortably amongst the classics from the last 20 years of Scottish guitar pop basically." (Norman Records)
"With Glasvegas charting the lowlifes and Franz busy partying uptown, the gap in the middle where Glasgow’s perenially hopeful but lovelorn lie has been filled." (The Line Of Best Fit - my review, to be precise)
Evans The Death
Signed to Fortuna POP! (Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, Allo Darlin, Crystal Stilts, oh, loads like that), releasing their debut single Threads/I'm So Unclean on the Monday of this week and generally a lot of people's idea of the next breakthrough noisy indiepop band.
Birmingham-based (but two of them are originally from Leicestershire) "postpop chattercore", a genre they invented to cover their wordy Los Campesinos!-ish loose-leaf explosiveness.
£5 door, £4 advance - http://www.wegottickets.com/event/117689
All from the house of http://sweepingthenation.blogspot.com/