Eat Your Own Ears presents
Thursday 16 October
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
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.
08700 600 100
0870 264 3333