17 Feb 2009
michael angelakos' bubbling soup of exciting electro is the best thing to ever have started out as a belated valentines gift - one of the most justifiably hyped bands of recent years tour the uk this week.
Touring this week:
17/02 - Audio, Brighton
18/02 - Koko, London (w/ Esser & Black Kids) SOLD OUT
19/02 - Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
20/02 - Cooler, Bristol
Tour then continues:
23/02 - Cargo, London SOLD OUT
24/02 - Academy 3, Brimingham
25/02 - Ruby Lounge, Manchester
26/02 - Captain S Rest, Glasgow SOLD OUT
27/02 - Brudenell Rooms, Leeds
01/03 - Whelans, Dublin
Tickets: From £7.00 face value, available HERE.
Why is this worthy of my time and money?: Passion Pit are a bubbling soup of exciting electro coordinated by singer songwriter Michael Angelakos, hailing from Massachusetts. The band's debut release Chunk of Change was originally composed as a Valentine's Day gift. After doing the rounds at Angelakos' College, Passion Pit stumbled on an underground fame of sorts - propelled by lead single 'Sleepyhead', the outfit from Boston have managed to start causing a stir both sides of the pond. The BBC have cited them as one of fifteen bands to look out for this year as part of their Sound of 2009 competition, the same competition that's featured the likes of Klaxons and Foals in the past. Appearing as a 5 piece on stage, the band bring together an eclectic selection of instruments, utilising a series of effects to achieve a unique sound. At present the band are in the process of re-releasing their EP through Frenchkiss Records; touring a selection of venues across the UK, listed above. Key shows are already starting to sell out as the band snowball with a flurry of high profile press and radio appearances.