Archive for September, 2008

Eat Your Own Ears presents
OF MONTREAL
EUGENE MCGUINNESS
WAVE MACHINES

Thursday 16 October
Doors 7pm

Koko, 1a Camden High Street, Camden, London NW1 / 0870 432 5527

Tickets £14.50 from
www.ticketweb.co.uk 08700 600 100
www.seetickets.com 0870 264 3333

http://www.myspace.com/ofmontreal
http://www.ofmontreal.net
http://www.myspace.com/eugenemcguinness85, http://www.myspace.com/mywavemachine

Their songs soar and weave with energy and goodwill, daring anyone who hears them to walk away without a smile on their face. Listening to OF MONTREAL, you might think that singer Kevin Barnes is missing the angst gene. But the longer you listen, the more you start to realize that maybe missing the angst gene is a blessing. It allows Kevin to explore more fully his crazily creative ideas and to make wondrous music, drawing on influences from the Byrds or even the Mamas And The Papas; the group's songs are all sweet pop ditties, as suitable for campfire-singing as stage performance.

EUGENE MCGUINNESS is inspired by everyone from Dizzee Rascal to The Pogues, his songwriting features all manner of idiosyncratic inflections, making it trad troubadouring with a twist. His wry, humorous worldview, and romanticising of the everyday is apparent on his debut on Domino sister label, Double Six.

For all their immediate melody and impulsive groove, WAVE MACHINES produce a fragile kind of pop. Rhythms built of melodic ticks and bleeps; polka dots of sound drawn together beneath a distinct falsetto vocal. their occasional forays from their studio in a Liverpool dock road warehouse have revealed an enigmatic four piece. Alternate front men, a zither beating bass player, a drummer crowning beats with hooks from an electro vibraphone, Wave Machines cast spells around their apparatus in a ludicrously joyful live show.

Tickets from:
www.ticketweb.co.uk
08700 600 100
www.seetickets.com
0870 264 3333

Eat Your Own Ears presents
BORN RUFFIANS
ONE LITTLE PLANE
GALLOPS!
Plus special guests

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

Monday 15 September
Doors 8pm

Tickets £8.50 (advance) from:
www.ticketweb.co.uk  
08700 600 100
www.seetickets.com  
0870 264 3333

www.myspace.com/bornruffians
www.myspace.com/onelittleplane

BORN RUFFIANS, Warp records’ Ontario Hills based three piece deliver their unique energetic live set of songs that will make you want to bang your head to, shake your fist to and dance along to… with its disco interlocking guitars and gorgeous vocal harmonies, Prince-like funk and pounding huge beats…

Creating an infectious slice of indie punk, drawing comparisons to The Strokes, Pixies and Pavement, their records are perfect for dancing circles with your purses in the club or staring wistfully at the ceiling before bedtime, constantly pushing the boundaries of musical arrangement.

A twist on the singer-songwriter tradition, ONE LITTLE PLANE is a musical epiphany straight from the unfaltering beat of one little heart – the captivating Kathryn Bint.

Originally from Chicago, Kathryn relocated to London in 2003, where she began recording in her flat with producer Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) in 2005. Together, they created One Little Plane's distinctive soundscape of unique instrumentation: a combination of electric and acoustic guitars, small percussion, thumb piano, melodica, keyboards, vibraphone, samples and multi-tracked vocals.

GALLOPS! A new 4 piece experimental band from Wales, a blend of galloping drums, contorted saw waves and chivalrous guitars.