We wanna make access to new music as accessible to all as possible. And after the success of our Free Entry 4th Birthday Party @ the Marquee (1 Leicester Square) with as seen on CD:UK and Popworld, pop sensations Do Me Bad Things, the good folks at Plum Promotions are now having us back once a month, as part of their series of Free Monday Night Breakthrough gigs. What this means is that you can come see the same level of great new bands on their way to big things, ages before anyone else, and some of the most interesting creative gunslingers, some signed to great indie labels, some unsigned, all for absolutely nothing, once a month...
Our past shows have seen the likes of Bloc Party, Razorlight, Kaiser Chiefs and many more strutting their stuff 18months or more before assaulting the mainstream. Wouldn’t it be good to be able to say, with a knowing smile, you were there then, rather than lying about it?
Drowned in Sound presents…
…in association with Plum Promotions
…in aid of Oxfam' Make Trade Fair Campaign.
Monday 22nd November 2004
@ The Marquee
1, Leicester Square, London
Nearest Tube: Leicester Square
Doors: 7.30pm – arrive early to avoid disappointment
FLEEING NEW YORK
Quite possibly the most exciting new bands in Britain, with pop suss of the 80s fringe variety and the drifting cool of Detroit and Dandy Warhols. These pesky indie kids from Southampton have been creating quite a stir, come see why we’ve been raving about them for months.
Sample Track: 'Hollywood Bowl'
Their gliding brand of art-pop caught the ears of none other than Elbow’s Guy Garvey and the folks of I Am Kloot, who snapped up these Liverpudlians for their Skinny Dog label. In a parallel world they're probably what Belle & Sebastian would make with The Fall and The Postal Service.
Sample Track: 'Bitch'
Giant thumping pop rock, rather like a widescreen Fountains Of Wayne. Their new recordings have caught the ears of many a record company man, and armed with tracks like the nagging, insatiable 'All I Really Want', it's not too surprising at all.
Sample Tracks: audio page
Entry: FREE to members (get free membership here) / £5
DiScuss See you down the front? What do you think of these bands? Who do you suggest should play our next night?