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Continuing the theme of decidedly summery Rockfeedback shows, we have another in our series of very nice mid-week evenings out on a Tuesday night in July. How pleasant indeed. This one features three of our favourite new artists who’ve all clearly spent some serious times either in majestic Swedish small towns, Yorkshire forestry or the Great British West Country. Being Rockfeedback, we’ve mobilized our resources to bring them together.
FIRST AID KIT - The Swedish duo First Aid Kit comprises sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg (born 1990 and 1993, respectively), hailing from Enskede, a suburb south of Stockholm. Yes, they are very young, but the pureness of the music they create speaks of bygone times and old souls. The emphasis is on narrative lyrics accompanying playful melodies with intense, dense harmonies. A full album is set for release in September on Wichita Records, and already everyone from The Sun and the NME to us ourselves are heralding them as hugely exciting new artists with some seriously big futures ahead of them. This sees a special exclusive headline show as part of a handful of festival appearances in the UK.
BLUE ROSES - Hailing from Shipley near Bradford, Laura Groves formed Blue Roses as an outlet for her beguiling song writing. Signed to XL Recordings, influences span genres and generations; from Bartók to Bush, Tiersen to Tears For Fears, Debussy to Du Maurier. Live Groves is joined by Sadie Anderson of Chrome Hoof fame - doing violin/viola, glockenspiel, kick-drum, harmonica, harmonies and heck probably just about anything possible.
KILL IT KID - For want of an easy comparison, a blend of Tom Waits, Anthony Hegarty and The Raconteurs has been mentioned. On the excellent One Little Indian Records, Kill It Kid sound very much their own - an impassioned, adventurous slant on blues and dark pop through powerful songs, gorgeous two-part vocals and a penchant for down-home storytelling.
There’ll also be DJ sets from us faithful Rockfeedback lot plus special guest DJs to be announced. I reckon we’ll definitely play some Magnetic Fields, Kate Bush, Arthur Russell acoustic stuff and Dirty Projectors. But I just can’t guarantee that.
It’s at The Lexington, to be found on 96-98 Pentonville Road, London. Angel and Kings Cross tube will both sort you out. Doors will be at 7.30pm and bands will be on soon after.
Anyway, enough banter, grab yo’selves a ticket for a paltry £6.00 here.