Do you remember the first time? We do – t’was only earlier this month, on March 1, that DrownedinSound.com (hi) hosted our first free-entry do at the fancy bar/performance space in the basement of the country’s flagship Fopp store, on London’s Tottenham Court Road. How will our second such venture be remembered? A day and a bit from now, you’ll know…
Following our excellent debut bill, starring The Noisettes, Jeremy Warmsley and Findlay Brown, we’re pleased as a cat in a hat sat on a mat engaged in chat sporting a cravat to announce the details of Fopp show #2. It’s an entirely different deal, sound wise, but the deal for you remains the same: it’s a free show, there is beer on tap and the bands are good.
Here’s them there details for your diary:
Fopp, 220-224 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7PZ
March 22, 2007; 7pm ‘til 11pm; all ages welcome (I.D. required for bar)
Amusement Parks On Fire
Stunning post-rock soundscapes from Nottingham. Amusement Parks On Fire are playing the second DiS @ Fopp gig just prior to setting off for an extensive UK tour in April in support of their new EP, A Star Is Born, due out on April 2 via V2. Expect to be crushed and caressed in almost equal measures; expect your spine to tingle and your throat to dry. Lucky there's a bar, really...
Scintillating indie-pop shape-throwers from London, soon to blow up on a mainstream radio station near you (they've already been on Radio 2!). They dance to disco and they play their guitars hard; they could be called post-punk, if such a bracket wasn’t so shifted of shape these days. They like Gang Of Four, but they also dig The Mars Volta; they’ve massive pop choruses but meaty rock chops ‘n’ all. They play the tsk-tsk drums so mightily fine.
Quite, quite unlike anything you’ll hear this side of a dimension even the wildest imagination can’t conjure. This London-based duo – Tamas and Miklos – craft music to boggle the mind, to send the senses spinning. At times the wildest jazz, at others the most frenetic electro, with surf-punk in between, they’re sure to raise a few hairs and split opinions like a mega-budget ‘art-house’ flick unleashed to mainstream audiences. The pair’s self-titled debut album is out now on Adaadat.
Plus DrownedinSound.com DJs; details of future shows (fortnightly from April 12) to follow soon.