Archive for July, 2006

TUNNG
BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT
JILL BARBER

Wednesday October 25th
Doors 7.30pm Tickets ?12.50

Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, King?s Cross, London N1 0207 833 2022

Tickets ?12.50 from: www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com 0870 060 3777 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London Tel: 0207 240 0105l 

www.twistedfolk.com
www.tunng.co.uk
www.thebrightblackmorninglight.com
www.myspace.com/brightblackmorninglight
www.jillbarber.com/main.html

TUNNG play a mesmerising mix of folky acoustics and
busy electronica, overlaying electronic crackles, gorgeous harmonies,
bewitching mantras and synthetic beats that are reminiscent of early
Beta Band, ‘The Wicker Man’ soundtrack and Four Tet.

“The vocals… float across a tapestry of acoustic sounds and
burbling electronica… There’s a hint of what we might call the “old,
weird England” of Powell and Pressburger, or Robert Wyatt, the static
electricity of crystal radio sets.”
The Guardian

“If King Creosote is the amiable godfather of twisted folk and Jos?
Gonz?lez the clean-cut older brother, then Tunng are the messy and
artful younger sibling. Tinkering with technology and inspired by ?The
Wicker Man? and Pentangle, they write fragile, groovesome and
sun-kissed songs about girls turning into hares”
The Observer

Northern California duo BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT play
a live set that saunters along with influences from early Royal Trux,
My Bloody Valentine, Can and the Stones as they lay down dreamy low-mo
blues, languid guitarscapes, and druggy atmospherics. Joanna Newsom and
Devendra Banhart are both big fans…

Drawing on influences from old-time jazz standards, bluegrassy-folk and hook-laden pop, JILL BARBER
has the subtle assuredness of a songwriter with ?dead-on phrasing, an
impressive range and a knack for squeezing genuine emotion out of a
cozy alto purr? says Toronto?s NOW.  Tonight she plays a beautiful
full-bodied blend of sweet folksy tunes and seductive pop songs mixing
soulful guitar and evocative vocals.

JAMIE T plus special guests and friends

Sunday August 27th

Doors 7.30pm

12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London WC2H 8NL
020 7240 2120

www.12barclub.com

Tickets ONLY ?3 from www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100

www.jamie-t.com

www.myspace.com/jamietwimbledon

Causing quite a stir in his hometown and counting the Arctic Monkeys,
Mystery Jets and Larrikin Love among his buddies, Wimbledon born JAMIE
T plays a live set of new songs at this absurdly intimate venue… With
riffs excavated from 70s punk, yet strummed on an acoustic bass as if
Dylan?s electric revolution never happened, this backdrop provides a
refreshing blueprint upon which his half-sung raps can be laid… His
music is heart-felt, danceable and different.

Plus very special Guests

GRIZZLY BEAR
EMMA POLLOCK
plus special guests

Wednesday 6th September
Doors 7.30pm
Cargo, 83 Rivington St, London, EC2A 3AY Tel 020 7739 3440

Advance tickets ?8.50 from: www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com Tel: 08701 201 149 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London Tel: 0207 240 0105

www.grizzly-bear.net
www.myspace.com/grizzlybear
www.warprecords.com

New York’s GRIZZLY BEAR play a show at Cargo, London on Wednesday 6th September to promote their Warp Records release “Yellow House”

Their live set sees them deliver a nostalgic amalgamation of found
sounds and layered vocals bound to thrill fans of Sufjan Stevens, Nick
Drake, Animal Collective, and the Unicorns.

“The pure atmospheric power of the songs is more than enough to hypnotize” – Rolling Stone

“Draped in soft loops and baggy net of acoustic guitars, the record
reveals an unaffected, hypnotic animal that’s more stoner Sebadoh than
freaked-out Fahey.” – CMJ

“The gentlemen of Grizzly Bear paw around in wholly distinct
regions of gentle, nocturnal psych-folk, conjuring visions of an
imagined bedroom collaboration between the Doug Yule-era Velvet
Underground, Nick Drake, and a pajama-clad Pooh with his head jammed in
a honey jar.” – Pitchfork Media

“…the lo-fi psychedelic drift of Grizzly Bear’s debut may have
you thinking more often of classic space-cases like Syd Barrett and
Skip Spence.”

- Time Out NY

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS

SILVER JEWS
MARBLE VALLEY (the project of former Pavement drummer Steve West)
ABSENTEE

Saturday July 15th
Doors 6pm
 
Mean Fiddler, 165 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2 0EN
Tel: 020 7434 9592 www.meanfiddler.com

www.silverjews.net
www.dragcity.com
www.myspace.com/marblevalley
www.absenteemusic.co.uk

Tickets ?16 advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com Tel: 0870 060 3777 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London Tel: 0207 240 0105

After selling out two dates at the Scala in April skewed rock idols
Silver Jews will play their 3rd ever London show at the Mean Fiddler on
Saturday July 15th.

Mainstay Berman, (who founded Silver Jews with Pavement’s Stephen
Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich in 1990), has promised a live extravaganza
in the wake of last year’s excellent Tanglewood Numbers album (the
band’s sixth ? it featured ‘honorary Jews’ Will Oldham, Lambchop’s Tony
Crow and ex-member Malkmus amongst others). As one might expect from
the self-proclaimed ‘dumbfounding psyche-theistic humanist
hawk-rockers’, this will be no everyday gig?

“The Scala show was… Utterly thrilling: a 17-song set that ranged
blissfully across the entire back catalogue, punctuated with engaging
banter from the frontman and, in honour of old times perhaps, a dirty
joke. It was practically a blueprint for live shows; anyone would have
thought Berman had been at this for years.” 4/5 The Guardian

MARBLE VALLEY is the project of former Pavement drummer Steve
West.  Their third record was just released on Indikator Rekords
(Berlin).  
 
“If you took a can of Kraftwerk, added a spoonfull of Can, throw in a sprinkle of the Pogues, brought it all
to a boil and tossed it on the Pavement you would have Marble Valleys new CD Wild Yams.

ABSENTEE play a live set that sees them mix poignant Smog like melodies
with Bonnie Prince  Billy’s quirkyness with the gnarled drawl of
say Tom Waits. Absentee have songs better than either of their
mope-rock peers have written in years, being friends with The Magic
Numbers….

“these songs make each hair on the back of the neck shiver like leaves in the wind.” Five Stars NME

“fabulous songs, streaked through with dark humour and drunken
warmth…perhaps the best of the new London hopefuls”. Record Collector

“wonderful, sordidly warm alt rok” Rocksound

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, BATTLES, KRIA BREKKAN (Of Mum)

Thursday July 13th
Astoria, 157 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H OEN Tel 020 8963 0940

Doors 6pm Kria on at 7pm

AND VERY LIMITED TICKETS LEFT SO GET THEM QUICK!

www.seetickets.com
www.stargreen.com
www.ticketweb.co.uk

AND LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR

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Eat Your Own Ears presents
SILVER JEWS
MARBLE VALLEY (the project of former Pavement drummer Steve West)
ABSENTEE

Saturday July 15th
Doors 6pm
 
Mean Fiddler, 165 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2 0EN
Tel: 020 7434 9592 www.meanfiddler.com

www.silverjews.net
www.dragcity.com
www.myspace.com/marblevalley
www.absenteemusic.co.uk

Tickets ?16 advance from www.ticketweb.co.uk Tel: 08700 600 100 www.seetickets.com Tel: 0870 060 3777 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London Tel: 0207 240 0105

After selling out two dates at the Scala in April skewed rock idols
Silver Jews will play their 3rd ever London show at the Mean Fiddler on
Saturday July 15th.

Mainstay Berman, (who founded Silver Jews with Pavement’s Stephen
Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich in 1990), has promised a live extravaganza
in the wake of last year’s excellent Tanglewood Numbers album (the
band’s sixth ? it featured ‘honorary Jews’ Will Oldham, Lambchop’s Tony
Crow and ex-member Malkmus amongst others). As one might expect from
the self-proclaimed ‘dumbfounding psyche-theistic humanist
hawk-rockers’, this will be no everyday gig?

“The Scala show was… Utterly thrilling: a 17-song set that ranged
blissfully across the entire back catalogue, punctuated with engaging
banter from the frontman and, in honour of old times perhaps, a dirty
joke. It was practically a blueprint for live shows; anyone would have
thought Berman had been at this for years.” 4/5 The Guardian

MARBLE VALLEY is the project of former Pavement
drummer Steve West.  Their third record was just released on
Indikator Rekords (Berlin). 
 
“If you took a can of Kraftwerk, added a spoonfull of Can, throw in a sprinkle of the Pogues, brought it all
to a boil and tossed it on the Pavement you would have Marble Valleys new CD Wild Yams.

ABSENTEE play a live set that sees them mix poignant
Smog like melodies with Bonnie Prince  Billy’s quirkyness with the
gnarled drawl of say Tom Waits. Absentee have songs better than either
of their mope-rock peers have written in years, being friends with The
Magic Numbers….

“these songs make each hair on the back of the neck shiver like leaves in the wind.” Five Stars NME

“fabulous songs, streaked through with dark humour and drunken
warmth…perhaps the best of the new London hopefuls”. Record Collector

“wonderful, sordidly warm alt rok” Rocksound