On August 10th 2013, London will see a highly exciting new festival event come to London Fields - held across Oval Space, London Fields Brewhouse and Netil House.
THR!!!ER is the fifth full-length from the sonically adventurous sextet and its third for Warp. THR!!!ER finds the band reconciling its love for building playlists from disparate dance singles with its continued devotion to the cohesive album format. Famous for its off the hinges live shows and relentless touring schedule, this time the group focused itself on lyrics and tighter song structures.
Fucked Up have the most perfect name for any band in rock history. In two words it bluntly states the truth that lies at the heart of the white noise maelstrom - things are different from what you expect
In 2009, Cleveland’s Dylan Baldi began writing and recording lo-fi power-pop songs in his parents’ basement, dubbing the project Cloud Nothings. His music quickly started making the internet rounds, and fans and critics alike took note of his pithy songcraft, infectiously catchy melodies, and youthful enthusiasm.
Growing up in Wales and now a resident of Glasgow, Koreless has been making music since the tender age of 9. Inspired by Jazz artists such as John Coltrane, he then went onto to discover Electronic music and created the Koreless moniker in 2008.
Just out of their teens, it seems Copenhagen’s Iceage have only added to the anxiety and tension that made their debut album, New Brigade, so compelling. But now, with two years of touring behind them, they’re challenging their raging emotions instead of simply expressing them.
THE HAXAN CLOAK
Hailing from Yorkshire, but based in London, Bobby Krlic, the multi-instrumentalist behind The Haxan Cloak released an incredible self titled debut album on Aurora Borealis in 2011. It blew away just about anyone who heard it. Signed to Elastic the following year a stunning EU tour with LIARS brought his new live show to the masses
Born and raised New Yorker Jeffrey Lewis leads a double-life, as both a comic book writer/artist and a musician. His band also has a multi-faceted existence, restlessly exploring a stylistic swath from contemplative folk narratives to distortion-fueled garage rock.
MICACHU & TIRZAH
Micachu & Tirzah is a new collaborative project between Micachu and Vocalist Tirzah. Focusing on the more dance-music and beat-driven under-pinning of her work with The Shapes and her DJ outings and mixtapes, they will be showcasing new live material.
Greg Hughes is not one to rest on his laurels. Despite the critical plaudits hurled at the band’s 2010 Creatures of an Hour debut Hughes is blessed with the kind of inexorable ardour for refreshing and sharpening his muse that is common to all connoisseur sculptors of apparently effortless, instantly elegant pop music.
THE SOFT MOON
The Soft Moon was never intended for the public’s ears, but you found it, were drawn in by its danger, and insisted that others hear. Oakland’s Luis Vasquez began the project in order to better know his own self. He’d holed up in his apartment and let the tape roll, allowing gut and memory guide him.
EAST INDIA YOUTH
Who is responsible for the love-lorn synth pop of ‘Looking For Someone’ and the chemically-dazed rapture of ‘Heaven, How Long’ from the stunning Hostel EP - is actually one young man. William Doyle, a 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Bournemouth, cut his teeth in an indie group called The Fourfathers while still a teenager.
Swedish-born and Berlin-based singer and songwriter Molly Nilsson has found a home in many ears, thanks to her simple but strong analog synth-loops and melodies, that link into her melancholic lyrics and vocal delivery.Molly’s spent the last five years releasing four albums.
2012 was a busy year for PAWS. The band sign with Brooklyn/Brighton based label FatCat Records and toured the UK and Europe extensively. Their first release on the label in May, the self recorded/produced “Misled Youth EP” was supported by a run of UK shows opening for L.A’s Bleached.
Rising from the depths of south London, Childhood are circulating an intoxicating haze of excitement upon the indie music scene. The four piece stem from the friendship of Ben Romans Hopcraft (vocals/guitar) and Leo Dobsen (guitar), joining forces in early 2011 off the back of a shared love of psychedelic music and lo-fi indie pop.
Spectrals are back with their second record, an album stuffed full of fresh mettle and renewed panache, honed with the assistance of GIRLS’ Chet “JR” White. ‘Sob Story’ is set for release on 10th June through Wichita Recordings and sees Heckmondwike, Yorkshire resident Louis Jones ooze a new confidence not heard on previous record ‘Bad Penny’ or his earlier single releases.
Echo Lake formed late in 2010 after Thom Hill and Linda Jarvis met studying at art school in South London. The ex-choir girl’s voice perfectly suited Hill’s Brian Wilson-meets-Galaxie 500 productions and they set about work on a new project. A songwriting and recording duo, the act were picked up by cult London label No Pain In Pop and the resulting, acclaimed debut EP ‘Young Silence’ quickly caused a press feeding frenzy.
KIRIN J CALLINAN
Kirin J Callinan is known for his confronting live performances, haunting compositions, wild guitar playing, a charming presence & charismatic, if a little creepy, on stage banter.
Asheville, NC’s Jackson Scott is currently preparing his debut LP, Melbourne, for release on Fat Possum later this Summer. He recently spoke with Pitchfork about dropping out of college, Syd Barrett and getting confused with a porn star who shares his name.
The best music is music that can make you think as well as feel, sounds that are as visceral as they are cerebral. And the best love songs are those that acknowledge that the power of human sexuality can be just as terrifying as it is thrilling, that the passion that leads us to love can also lead us into dark, dark places.
Hypnotic, Arabian funeral. Depression in the desert. Sepia rainbows. This is the psychedelic nightmare spun by The Wytches, who are spreading their subversive message across England in the dark guise of 50s surf riffs, desert whips, melancholic shuffles and a kaleidoscopic stage performance that will put you under.
Primitive Parts play pugilistic pop, and very well too. The band are formed from members of London DIY staples Male Bonding and Sauna Youth with the frantic crashing and smashing we’re used to from those bands is washed over with gritty electric guitar riffs that jaunt and jitter then splash perfectly into distortion.
GAPS are two old school friends, Rachel and Ed, reunited in Brighton after many years apart. Rachel sings and records her ideas into the mic on her mac and Ed then works on the production after which they reconvene to finish their songs off together seeking influence from the likes of Vashti Bunion, Kate Bush, Fleetwood Mac, Ravi Shankar, Four Tet and John Hopkins amongst others.
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