Lyle & Scott is excited to announce the launch of ‘Curated by Lyle & Scott’ – a series of four gigs taking place at XOYO, the UK’s most exciting new music venue. Focusing on showcasing new talent, Lyle & Scott will be presenting the very best in emerging talent and further strengthening this iconic brand’s association with new music. The first show will take place on 8th December with the following shows taking place in early 2011. The fourth slot at each of the 2011 gigs will be decided by the public through a fan competition taking place via www.facebook.com/lyleandscott
‘We are hugely excited about ‘Curated by Lyle & Scott’ which demonstrates our desire to support emerging talent within the music industry in the UK and provide a showcase for young bands’, said Jess Pugh, Lyle & Scott’s Marketing Manager.
Headlining the first show will be James Yuill whose combination of acoustic ballads with a dancefloor pulse won him many plaudits when he emerged in 2008, quickly making him an influential part of London’s folktronica scene. A laptop troubadour and a superb exponent of moody electronica, his live performances are a truly unique experience: one minute you’re drawn in to the tender simplicity of his voice and acoustic guitar, the next minute your head’s spinning and your feet are moving to the dazzling array of beats and effects pumped out by James’s laptop and boxes of tricks – not bad for a one man show that fits neatly into a reconditioned guitar case.
Dreamy indie-pop duo Babe Shadow have been making waves of late with recent sessions on Rob da Bank’s Radio 1 show and gaining the accolade of NME Breakthrough Band of the Week. Their laidback, buoyant, clean-picked love songs mark them out as a band to keep an eye on next year and if you don’t believe us then here’s Florence Welch admitting that the band are her current crush. “Babe Shadow have been brightening up my pre tour rituals with their open hearted calypso-style beautiful pop songs”. Having played a number of festivals over the summer their Curated By Lyle & Scott show marks a welcome return to more intimate surroundings.
With sparse melodies, melancholic beats and lush echoing vocals, Oxford trio, Trophy Wife describe their music as ambitiousless office disco / commuter pop. Don’t be fooled though, their unabrasive sound has quickly found them many admirers and recent Moshi Moshi single, ‘Microlite’ is a track so perfectly formed you can hardly believe it’s their debut. With sparse rhythms, a gentle electronic pulse and fragile vocals their sound has seen them compared to Vampire Weekend and The XX and the band have recently toured with Foals, Bombay Bicycle Club and Crystal Castles.