Due to popular demand we've added a second London date for this exciting co-headline tour featuring two beacons of exciting new UK indie-pop, FRANKIEANDTHEHEARTSTRINGSandSUMMER CAMP. This will be second consecutivie Friday night show (with each taking a turn to headline) at our Lexington home, and we recommend you be quick on those tickets this time around to avoid disappointment.
FRANKIE AND THE HEARTSTRINGS
The Sunderland five-piece, who played their debut London headline show at the 100 Club on 3rd June to a packed-out crowd, are currently grafting away on their debut album in a cellar somewhere in Sunderland. Coming across all mitten-wearing indie-pop romantics clutching Smiths cassettes meets Dexys on Top Of the Pops in Eighties, this fashionable fivesome channel possess a timeless pop arsenal carefully constructed out of their evidenly sizeable vinyl collections as big as their catchy-as-colds hooks. Check out the band’s own label and archive PopSex Ltd http://popsexltd.com to revel in their old school fan boy greatness, releases and request free stuff such as mp3s, mixtapes, one-off DVDs, podcasts, downloads and more.
“The UK’s most dashing new pop group” – NME
“Their stomping sound – which is surely scientifically impossible to dislike – dips into Dexys circa Searching for the Young Soul Rebels, mid-period Clash, 60s pop, Orange Juice, northern soul, romance and literature without loitering anywhere.” – The Guardian
It's hard not to be instantly charmed by Summer Camp's idyllic, infectious love songs where distortion-wrapped boy/girl vocals innocently swoon and swoop over heavenly guitars and synths. Perfectly formed and steeped in aching nostalgia for hazy aural enjoyment, their instantly effective pop pick-me ups are the sound of summer love and the perfect backdrop to dance into the night with limbs flailing, or hands tucked shyly away in pockets. Whilst we witnessed a fresh and exciting group at their recent sell-out debut show and single launch, Recent performances have seen the band grow into a disco-floor filling pop beast with echoes of Blondie and The Cars; full of indie pop nods to the likes of Camera Obscura or Belle and Sebestian. A packed calender of festival appearances will culminate in a second single release on Moshi Moshi, before this exciting tour sees them hit the road with like-minded upstarts F&THS.
"Eschew all those gaudy tastemaker lists of Ones to Watch – the band of 2010 is here." - The Guardian
Gloriously stripped back lo-fi pop- a beautiful, sparse sound which is exquisitely controlled by the duo behind it, Alice Costelloe and KC Underwood. The absence of rhythm section (they use just two guitars and their two contrasting voices- his; low and husky, hers delicate and emotive) brings a real intimacy to their sound, and the boy/girl dynamic is perfect to explore the hazy tales of love, lust and school days which they spin, thick with shades of the Velvet Underground and Big Star (they’ve actually covered Thirteen for the B side of forthcoming single Homework). There’s something dark in their sound which cuts short any saccharine interpretations- the simultaneous naiveté and sensuality of the lyrics and arrangement is masterful and makes the pair a rather intriguing prospect, with recent media love in the NME amonst others.
There will also be Rockfeedback Djs beween the bands, and White Light club is free entry for all who want to stay and party into the Friday night after. The show takes place on Friday October 8th, at The Lexington, 96-98 Pentonville Rd - Doors are at 7.45pm.
This show is now sold out. Please ring the venue on the day for potential last minute available tickets on the door.