This is a special Christmas show capping off an exciting year for our good friends Young Knives
Having made their mark with Mercury nominated debut ‘Voices Of Animals And Men’ and follow up ‘Superabundance’, Young Knives were already in possession of critical and commercial success and a well deserved reputation for jaw dropping live shows. With ‘Ornaments From The Silver Arcade’, the third studio album from the trio, their desire to move beyond the familiar became a driving force of the writing and recording process.
So, to blow away the old methods, instruments were swapped in rehearsals; to change the sound, new instruments were introduced and songs were approached from multiple directions. Even location managed to play its part. The resulting demos were turned into the finished album at LA’s Seedy Underbelly Studios with renowned producer Nick Launay and a cast of additional LA musicians from percussionists to soul brother and sister backing singers. The band filtered into the recordings their love of dance music in all its myriad forms and pushed the experimental button at the right times. With nods to the motorik influences of Krautrock creating more space in the tracks the band have delivered a new Young Knives sound, paradoxically both sparser and more complex than that their previous albums.
The result is a collection of songs that retains the trio’s understanding of a spiky pop hook, but build on top of that familiar post punk template the groove of acid house and the smoothness of soul across its tracks.
Little Racer are a three-piece fromBrooklyn,New York. Their music combines the energy and basement youth ofNew York’s Garage rock scene with a retro West-coast soul and pop influence. Formed in late 2009, with college connections linking the band, Little Racer consists of Elliot Michaud (lead vox, guitar, keys), Ish Nazmi (bass, backing vox) and Mike Seay (drums, back up vox). Elliot grew up inSturgeonBay, working boats and staring at UFOs in the woods (true story). Whilst, bassist Ish grew up inNew York City, where he was raised on his father’s awesome eastern music cassettes. However, drummer Mike spent years living alone in an enormous eerie house inNew Orleans; where he decided to shake off his cobwebs and move back to the northeast. Eventually meeting Ish and Elliot, where after a few beers and Michael McDonald songs later, they became Little Racer.
Self-recorded, produced and mixed in various New York Basements, Little Racer’s debut double A-side single ‘Split For The Coast’ and ‘The Town’ will be released digitally and on limited edition 7”, with artwork by celebrated Japanese illustrator Yusuke Nagano, on 12/12/2011 by Young and Lost Club.
All tickets for this show are now completely SOLD OUT