WWW.MYSPACE.COM/BANJOORFREAKOUT, WWW.MYSPACE.COM/ELEPHANTTHEBAND, WWW.MYSPACE.COM/YOUNGHUSBANDMUSIC
The immediacy of Banjo Or Freakout’s sound — a sprawl of guitars, synths, drum loops and effects — is simply mesmeric. Born from his love for artists like Dennis Wilson and Bobb Trimble, Banjo Or Freakout is full of woozy tremolo guitar, horizon-set acoustics and heartfelt vocals. His oblique lyrics, rhythmic tribal beats and lush melody all suggest something otherworldly, an intangible feeling.
Banjo Or Freakout has recently toured with the likes of Gold Panda and the Go! Team, and in a few weeks will be off to America to support Papercuts on their upcoming tour.
‘BoF’ effortlessly mates electronic distortions, low-end theory and achingly gorgeous pop melody” NME
“unsettling, weirdly compelling stuff” The Guardian
“refreshing, affecting and, most of all, entertaining” Time Out
“ace blissed-out, slo-mo guitar pop” The Times
“each submersion is every bit as worthy as the last” Drowned In Sound
“something that will inevitably be cherished beyond its immediate realm of hyperbole” The Line Of The Best Fit
“a thing of gorgeousness… effortlessly meshing beauty and power” Clash
“this is an album that explodes with ideas” Dazed & Confused
“atmospheric, sweetly whacked-out, electronic pop spells” Uncut
“a stonewall classic” NME
“Treads the impressive line between epic and restrained” The Fly
“Builds layer upon layer of haze and hypnosis” Artrocker”
Plus Elephant. Elephant are Amelia Rivas (vocals, keys) and Christian Pinchbeck (guitars, computers).
Having met in May 2010, prolonged nights of fevered creation and documentation ensued. Songs recorded and rejected, ideas assembled and dissected. When you retain the means of production, you have no means to end the production. Days and nights merge and sleep becomes a friend and an enemy.
Plus younghusband, a band from Watford who are influenced by classic bands like Pavement, Lemonheads and Grandaddy.
Download a FREE ticket here