Archive for June, 2007

Wednesday 11 July 
Doors 7.30pm

The Coronet
28 New Kent Road, London SE1 6TJ 020 7701 1500

Tickets from: Tel: 08700 600 100 0871 22 00 260 and Rough Trade, Covent Garden, London 0207 240 0105l

After their sold out show at the Astoria in July 2006 Brooklyn-based group ANIMAL COLLECTIVE bring their psychedelic melodic insanity to The Coronet on July 11th to play new music from their forthcoming new album which will be released on their new home Domino Records later this year.  

The four sonic adventurers deliver a live set that seems them weave their luscious, multi-layered web around naive chants, arcane fragile whispers and tribalistic drumming alongside deliciously skewed songs, heartbreaking hooks and deep pop sensibilities from album 'Feels'.  Its a kind of  "free-form folk pop" referencing The Beach Boys performed by Syd Barrett, the loopy psychedelia of The Flaming Lips experiencing a mescaline meltdown…!   But, crucially, it is Animal Collective’s natural affinity with pop music that makes up the crux of their sound. Whilst they may recall a wide array of past and present influences, it’s without ever aping them or sounding retro. And most of all, in whatever guise they assume, Animal Collective always manage to sound like noone but themselves – stunningly unique and resonating with a deeply commited self-belief.

"Avant rock, toybox psychedelia and a touch of campfire new weirdness – Feels is their most accomplished work to date" The Wire

"If there's one band capable of sowing wild seeds of imagination, it's this lot. Their rich, acoustic songs simultaneously melt your heart and set it racing" The Guardian 

"Cavorting as if around a bonfire, as if they're seized by visions, they rant and rave riddles or spells about life as an outsider in modern America" Sunday Telegraph

LATE OF THE PIER, fresh from the confines of Castle Donnington, a small town whose only previous note of existence comes courtesy of East Midlands airport.

Looking for all the world like the archetypical rock band – you can't move down the front for pre-pubescent girls during their set – the haircuts and clobber have been studied and crafted to perfection, while the moves seem to be borrowed from Kraftwerk. This is particularly true of their hyperactive keyboard player, whose ironing board, used to support said instrument, looks about to bend and break any moment.

Like The Faint-on-better-steroids 'Bathroom Gurgle' or the 'Making Plans For… New Year's Eve?' post-punk vignette of 'Random Firl'

MARNIE STERN plays with a full band with Zach Hill from Hella/Holy Smokes and forthcoming Mars Volta side project (hush hush) is on drums full tight band.

Field Day is a brand new summer event bringing together the cream of London’s alternative concert and club promoters to the East End’s greenest of gardens Victoria Park.
Expect a day of incredible music, dancing and maximum hoopla set in London’s heartland. Music is the main driver but It will have all the charm of a village fete and if you don’t even catch a band you would still have a great time.

It is brought to you by London’s leaders and lovers of the leftfield: Marcus Weedon [The Coronet, Vapour, Riki Tik] Eat Your Own Ears, Adventures In The Beetroot Field, Bugged Out! and Homefires; who have come together to bring you the most cutting edge line up of emerging bands and  DJ’s. The track record of these event promoters proves that cutting edge music and wild parties are not mutually exclusive.

The hottest line up of bands include Scotlands freshest talent-1990’s, The Aliens, the ever foot stomping Erol Alkan and Jo Jo De Freq. The legend that is Andrew Weatherall will also be performing alongside a sizzling summer line up that includes Metronomy, Foals and Bat For Lashes amongst others. Critically acclaimed post-rock outfit Fridge will be playing their first live gig for 6 years featuring the formidable Four Tet and Adem (who also both play live) who will make a rare outing to deliver a set of new material from their forthcoming album, alongside some older tracks.

This line up of hot new things presents to you a summer fete of the best home grown talent. With special line up announcements to follow shortly, it really is the prize-winning icing on the village cake.

Expect this boutique, intimate event –with a capacity of 5000 – to have the atmosphere of a psychedelic village fete, with a ceiledh, bunting, hay bales, hog roasts and Tombola as well as the four main music stages, and expect eccentric, fun East End turns from Victoria Parks' band stand.

"Having announced Field Day there seems to be a really positive and exciting buzz about the event. We are really happy with the line up and are now working on making the Village Fete vibe come alive with Morris Men, A Barn Dance, Bunting, some traditional fair rides, locally sourced food and much more…" Tom Baker – Eat Your Own Ears
Field Day Stages:
 - Outdoor live stage
 - Adventures in the Beetroot Field arena
 - Homefires stage 
 - Band stand 
 - Bugged Out arena
 - Bloggers Delight bar

Bloggers Delight presents:

- Casper C
– Andrew Weatherall & Ivan Smagghe
– Duke Dumont
– Beyond The Wizard’s sleeve
– Cock n Bull Kid (live)
– El Plate
– Mac 3000
– Matt Walsh (Whiplash)
– Matthew !WOWOW!
– Miss Odd Kidd (live)
– Nadia Ksaiba
– Naomi//
– Patchwork Pirates
– P.I.X DJs
– Skull Juice
– The Lovely Jonjo
– Warboy
– Yo Yo DJs
– Young Turks
– Zombie Disco Squad
In addition to the main musical activities there will be:
-       A diverse selection of food and drink which as much as possible will be organic and locally sourced
-       Brass band on the Victorian Band Stand
-       Coconut Shy
-       Tombola
-       Tea and Cake stall
-       Welly throwing
-       Barn dancing
-       Tug of War
-       Morris Dancing
-       Largest Marrow competition


plus special guests

Thursday 16 August 
Doors 8pm

Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB 020 7267 1577 

Tickets £15.50 from: Tel: 08700 600 100 0871 2200 260

BILL CALLAHAN (Smog) radiates a peculiarly male energy: an unspecified kind of careworn rage, an acute sense of restlessness. As an autobiographer, Callahan is a rogue trader with an unreliable commodity, a conscientious objector to the confessors club that constitutes singer-songwriting.   Boasting the propulsive, glittering and classically pretty arrangements of Neil Michael Hagerty, BILL CALLAHAN (Smog) manages to bypass the trends of the modern day while shunning retro entrapments. With a mix of gospel backing vocals by Deani Pugh-Flemmings of the Olivet Baptist Church, the incendiary guitar work of Pete Denton, and the honeyed violins of Elizabeth Warren, 

plus special guests