Archive for October, 2006

Eat Your Own Ears presents




Thursday 16th November
Doors 7.30pm

Cargo, 83 Rivington St, London, EC2A 3AY Tel 020 7739 3440

Advance tickets ?8.50 from: Tel: 08700 600 100 Tel: 08701 201 149 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden,
London Tel: 0207 240 0105

Unique canadian electronic pop digital disco outfit JUNIOR BOYS promote
their new album ‘so this goodbye’ out at the end of September on Domino
with a live set that sees them pay homage to kraftwerk, scritti
politti, and ‘violator’-era depeche mode as they blend synth-pop with a
melodic slice of electro and live drums.

‘…suggest talk talk produced by timbaland…. junior boys’ spectral
vision of electronic pop is an understated, unpredictable delight. THE

‘junior boys blenderize the long-underground sound of electro with the
overground sound of me decade bands such as talk talk — the end result
is something fresh.’ ROLLING STONE

‘its heights eclipse virtually all other music this year.’ PITCHFORK 8.9/10

“both ‘birthday’ and ‘last exit’ pair quaint synthpop arpeggios with
irregular rhythms more suggestive of contemporary r&b; the array of
wiry analog tones highlights greenspan’s
shadowy voice as though illuminating him in profile.” THE WIRE

Dubstep garage pioneer KODE9 plays a live set as he mixes digital
bleeps and sonorous basslines, rasta-style meditative vocals with
broken step beats…

“…low bass pulse stilling your heartbeat into hibernating half-speed
while pads flicker like the green flash of dusk, a swathe of spaceship
hum over stop-start syncopations” The Wire

“Irresistably fresh, improbably deep and radiantly warm, the sonic
vapour trails froms a dystopian soundscape, as electronic music targets
the next millenium..” IDJ

“As deep as Rhythm & Sound, as funky as Moodyman and as filthy as
grime?s fiercest, this is head stunningly fresh and shrouded in
claustrophobic atmospheric pressure. Sounding like a dervish ritual for
existential dreads, this is death disco for deviant dub fiends? Urb

TO MY BOY a futurist pop guitar and computer duo from liverpool and
chesterfield deliver songs rich in melody with a well-developed
pop-sensibility while retaining an edgy underground feel. TO MY BOY
seem to have drawn their inspiration from just about every corner of
pop counterculture, sounding both familiar and totally fresh, as they
bring something a bit special to the discount-disco low-fi scene while
charming the new-new wave rock/pop crowd.


Times for Tomorrows show at Shepherds Bush Empire

doors 7pm

alexis taylor (hot chip)
7.30pm – 8pm

peter, bjorn and john
8.10pm – 8.40pm

larrikin love
8.55pm – 9.25pm

king creosote
9.45pm – 10.45pm

curfew 11pm

After a sold out Scala show earlier this year Fence Collective founder
KING CREOSOTE plays his biggest show to date at the Shepherds Bush
Empire in support of his brilliant and critically acclaimed album “KC
Rules OK”.

KING CREOSOTE’s live show sees him bring together a live band as he
plays a set of extraordinarily touching, funny, sad, poignant,
heartbreaking and downright beautiful songs.

One of the loveliest albums we’ve heard all year – NME
KC slways casts himself as an outsider but on the basis of this wonderful record, it’s time he came in from the cold – Metro
Therapy for the ears – The Independent
Gorgeous songwriting – Sunday Times

Much like fellow Twickenham residents Mystery Jets, Larrikin Love have
succeeded in creating their own starry-eyed world, full of poetry,
medieval notions of rowdy entertainment and unashamed peculiarity.
Taking cues from bands such as The Clash and The Libertines LARRIKIN
LOVE, deliver a live set of their melodic folk inflicted ‘jaunty’ indie

Larrikin Love are an indisputably classic English indie band, with all
the wonderfulness and strangeness that goes with it. The Guardian

Sweden’s PETER, BJORN AND JOHN play uplifting pop songs, complete with
a whistled refrain that’ll stick in your head for days (believe
me!)  Their sound is as playful and flitty as it’s well-crafted
and intelligent. As befits an erstwhile librarian, a jazz drummer and
an established record producer, the sound skips across folk, punk and
skinny-assed funk with a Beta Band-ish randomness belying a tangible
pop nous underneath.

Their live set sees them deliver urging and funky drums, maracas, crazy
bongos, lo-fi bass, and a whistling melody that sounds like a mix of a
wild – west b-movie and the schoolyard. Peculiar, catchy, Scando-Pop!

It’s an irresistible slice of indiepop that somehow combines whistling,
bongos and the lugubrious voice of the Concretes’ Victoria Bergsman to
produce something fit for both sunshine and gloom… The Guardian

Singer and front man of mercury nominated Hot Chip ALEXIS TAYLOR (HOT
CHIP) plays a rare solo live set of his own songs as he combines subtle
pop melodies with folk esque quirkiness… 

Eat Your Own Ears and Field Music presents
plus special guest djs

Wednesday 11 October
Doors 8pm till late

Bardens Boudoir
38-44 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XJ
Dalston-Kingsland overland (two stops from Highbury & Islington
tube), Bardens is then a five minute walk up Kingsland Road.

The nearest overground is Dalston-Kingsland (two stops from Highbury
& Islington tube), Bardens is then a five minute walk up Kingsland

Buses 67, 76, 149 and 243 stop on our doorstep. Buses 149, 243 and 76 operate all night.

Buses 242, 30, 38, 56 all go to Dalston Junction which is a five minute walk up to Bardens. Buses 38 and 242 operate all night.

Tickets ?6.50 from: Tel: 08700 600 100 0870 060 3777 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London Tel: 0207 240 0105l

FIELD MUSIC have put together an evening of music from
bands their into as well as promoting their new album Tones of Town out
later this year on Memphis Industries. The trio have come up
through a symbiotic relationship with the Futureheads and Maximo Park,
but Field Music are a looser and more light-hearted outfit than their
angular friends. They deliver a mind bending and charmingly eclectic
affair, a mix of stylized vocal harmonies, imaginative instrumentation
and a beguiling prettiness unmatched by most current post-indie-pop
Listing The Left Banke, My Bloody Valentine, Stravinsky, Thelonious
Monk, Stax and Atlantic R&B, Big Star, Jimmy Smith, Serge
Gainsbourg, The Neptunes and Duke Ellington among their influences,
it’s hardly surprising that Field Music’s sound is like all of the best
pop you ever heard it once, but distinctly British – and distinctly
north-eastern – with it.

?Field Music have songs of intricate beauty and resonant truth? 8/10 NME
“Like Wire arranged by the Beach Boys. Lovely” **** Uncut
“They’ve perfected the pop gem” **** The Times
“Perfect crystalline pop” Time Out
“dreamy vocals lush melodies and infinite possibilities” Guardian

“Tangled jerky rhythms, strange flickers of melody which dissapear
before they’re fully registered. An impressive leap forward” Time Out

“Complex and orchestral and grandiose – the devil is in the detail and the detail is a delight”. NME

“Endlessly confusing but confusingly enticing.” 9/10 Drowned in Sound

“It’s an intriguing blend of pop and post-rock dynamics.” **** Pitchfork

“An indie group flaunting their individuality in a pop setting. ‘In
Context’ is an ambitious three-minute taster for their second album and
heralds a ballsier, funkier sound” Track of the Month – Observer

Plus support from acoustic songsmith THE AMATUER DRAMATICS

Drunken ballads and massive slabs of indie pop from LUCAS RENNEY

COOL FOR CATS DJ’S play a bag of records to give you “a big nostalgic buzz”…

Due to tickets selling fast we have moved the ESPERS show on Wednesday
22 November from the Luminaire to Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road, London
W6 020 8222 6955

Tickets for The Luminaire are valid at Bush Hall

Tickets ?9 from: Tel: 08700 600 100 0870 060 3777 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London
Tel: 0207 240 0105l

ESPERS started just a few short years ago as a trio from Philadelphia
featuring singer/songwriter Greg Weeks, Meg Baird and Brooke
Sietinsons. Their infectious sound quickly brought them increased
attention and stints performing with legends like Brigitte St. John,
The Incredible String Band and Michael Hurley.

Tonight they deliver a live set of psyche-folk-drone and hypnotic
sounds, caustic lead guitars, cellos, doumbeks (Middle Eastern drums)
and dholaks (north Indian hand drums) that reinforce and contradict
each other in ways that are almost physically intoxicating. Where an
acoustic guitar twinkles, its electric counterpart gets frazzled. The
predictable warm afterglow of one song is matched by the slippery
squeaks, bleeps and Wicker Man weirdness of another….

Philadelphia’s Espers, a truly remarkable band. The trio mix altered
state guitars and pastoral unease with far more grace and originality.
In their hands, folk music is a living organism, droning and plucked,
unsettled and unsettling. The Guardian

has seven years of record-making & touring under her
belt. No Depression called her 1997 Calling Over Time, “the strongest,
most distinctive debut since Richard Buckner or Palace.” Since then
Edith has taken great strides into the far-flung field of pop music,
releasing two more critically acclaimed records and an EP on Drag City
and headlining shows to enthusiastic fans around the world. Edith has
appeared on a number of other artists’ recordings, singing with Neil
Michael Hagerty, The Mekons, Jenny Toomey, The Willard Grant
Conspiracy, Kelly Hogan, Chestnut Station, Archer Prewitt, The Aluminum
Group, Songs: Ohia, Jim O’Rourke, The Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Chris
Mills and Jon Langford.

Tonight EDITH FROST plays a live set of hypnotic soothing pop mixing lush orchestration and delicate lyrics..

plus special guests

Wednesday 6th December
Doors 7.30pm

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

Tickets ?9.50 from: Tel: 08700 600 100 Tel: 0870 060 3777

After selling out the forthcoming October 31st Bush Hall show over a
month in advance BAT FOR LASHES plays her biggest show to date at the
Scala on December 6th 2006.

?reinvent Siouxsie/Kate Bush/Bjork mystical sex, musical travelogue and
poetic dreamstate for the contemporary singer-songwriter milieu. The results
are nothing short of breathtaking? 4/5 Observer Music Monthly

?a divinely phantasmagoric affair packed with elemental images both
beauteous and beastly? to listen to Bat For Lashes is to be pulled into some
exotic otherworld ? a place sometimes dark and disturbing, at others sweetly
exultant. Expect magic? Time Out