Rockfeedback Concerts and Line Of Best Fit co-present a special free co-headliner from two great new bands, doubling up as a single release party for Bos Angeles
Just as the last few rays of Indian summer sun disappear from the increasingly gloomy skies, a much needed hit of fuzz-filled ray beams and youthful abandon arrives in the form of the UK's best new lo-fi indie-punks, BosAngeles. Hailed as one of the most eagerly anticipated new bands around, the band are readying their debut double A-side single on acclaimed new imprint Roundtable Records, home to the likes of The History of Apple and Computer Magic.
Consisting of frontman and songwriter Richard Board, bassist Ben Perry and drummer George Rothman, the no-frills trio met whilst selling ice cream together in the idyllic Boscombe, near Bournemouth. As the legend tells it, their stomping ground has become something of a sonic refractor for their odes to giddy, heady good-times, and fucking shit up. The sound they conjured from the depths of delinquent delirium while often breezy, can be equally frantic and frazzled, feeling allied in their discordant jangling alongside the likes of pals and gigging partners like Male Bonding, Mazes and Gross Magic, but turbo-charged with a quick-fix hook-driven rhetoric that gives them a dizzyingly catchy spirit and makes the chaotic carnage of their live shows just that little bit sweeter to swallow, with more classic nods to Sub Pop heroes of yore abounding.
The single is available on limited edition heavyweight seven-inch vinyl and digital from November 22nd.
Fear of Men’s earliest songs began life as ambient compositions designed to accompany films and installations made by Jessica Weiss (Vocals and Guitar) as part of her Fine Art Degree at Goldsmiths. Her work was obsessed with the relationships between truth and fiction in the life of Anais Nin, and explored issues of aging and mortality anxiety.
After attending an exhibition of Jessica’s work, Daniel Falvey (Guitars) became interested in the way in which she addressed these themes with her music and, though the soundtracks were drenched in reverb and backed by drones, heard a pop sensibility and ear for melody contained within them. Shortly after this, in January of this year, the two began working together to demo pop songs on a temperamental cassette recorder borrowed from Goldsmiths.
Lin (Bass) was found when she came to view a spare room in Jess’ flat, she didn’t take the room but the two hit it off immediately. The band was completed by Antony (Drums) just in time to learn the songs for a recklessly booked first show
Crushed Beaks are a duo from London, comprised of Alex Morris and Matthew Poile. Fuzzy walls of noise meld with pounding drums and swirling melodies to create a sound that is much larger than its constituent parts. Starting life as a bedroom project in 2010, they bonded over a shared love of Italian horror films, and a handful of hastily recorded demos quickly developed into a ferocious live show that always maintains a balance between noise and the melodies that underpin it. A few months ago they set to work recording in a church and a wendy house. Crushed Beaks will release their debut single 'Close-Ups/ Sun Dogs' on Too Pure Records on21st November 2011.
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