Eat Your Own Ears and The Serpentine at Exhibition Road Music Day
The Serpentine Gallery and The Royal Parks stage free performances by major new UK bands on Saturday 21 June. The Serpentine Gallery & The Royal Parks Stage will be situated at the Albert Memorial in Kensington Gardens.
Kinetic young British band Late of the Pier “create music as likely to be inspired by arcade machine bleeps as dancehall rhythms” (NME). Warming up for a summer of festivals everywhere from the UK to Germany and Japan, Late of the Pier will bring their unique combination of glam-rock, electro and Gary Numan-style synth-pop – complete with jerky sub-Kraftwerk dance moves and geometric styling – to the Serpentine Gallery & The Royal Parks Stage for the Exhibition Road Music Day event on Saturday 21 June.
Florence and the Machine is a one-woman force with her roots in the same ground as PJ Harvey. Likened to American pre-war folk and blues, the music of 20-year-old South Londoner Florence Welch is described by The Observer as “riveting tunes with a voice that’s bluesy and full of belly”. Due to play forthcoming gigs at Glastonbury and in London with the legendary Sugar Hill Gang, Florence and the Machine is a “dangerous musical predator” to be reckoned with.
Both performances will be accompanied by DJ sets by Four Tet and Eat Your Own Ears.
This event is part of a celebration of music and architecture, when the London Festival of Architecture joins forces with Music Day in Exhibition Road, London’s premiere culture and learning quarter.