Original tickets for the Hoxton Bar and Kitchen show will be valid for entry to XOYO. If you cannot make the new date, please contact your point of purchase for a refund.
Louisiana’s GIVERS play XOYO after the rapturous reception for their debut single ‘Up Up Up’ out 1st August.
“Hyperactive, Afrobeat flecked indie-pop” Q
“Upbeat, cheerful and full of life” The Guardian
“The Louisiana 5 piece’s psychedelic Afropop is giving out some seriously good vibrations” The Independent
“Rubbing metaphorical shoulders with Yeasayer & Phoenix, while fans of Animal Collective will also find joy here… A perfectly refreshing Afropop cocktail” Artrocker
“Givers offer up techni-colour animated carnival sounds with an Afro-Caribbean beat to force you out of that armchair” Clash
“Delirious, genre hopping stuff from the joyous New Orleans band” NEW! Magazine
“Catchy folk-pop awash with melody and charm” Music Week
“Simple, unabashed joyfulness” NME
“African polyrhythms collide with math rock, Italian pop and Cajun-flavoured beats at the infectious live shows by this amenable Louisiana collective” The Times
‘In Light’ is the blindingly appropriate name for the debut album from Louisiana’s GIVERS. ‘In Light’ was released 10th October 2011 on Glassnote. (Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, Kele, Two Door Cinema Club, The Temper Trap). Blessed with two vocalists and a million musical ideas, GIVERS are a band to fill your ears, hips and heart with uplift and sunshine.
The UK release of ‘In Light’ mixed by Ben Allen (Animal Collective, Yeasayer) followed sold-out US tours with Dirty Projectors, big-ups from Huw Stephen’s at SXSW 2011 and endless adoration for their unparalleled exhilarating live show. GIVERS debut single ‘Up Up Up’ hop-skipped and jumped its way onto the Radio 1 ‘In New Music We Trust’ playlist and was Fearne Cotton’s ‘Record of the Week’. Last single ‘Meantime’ was another classic-in-waiting, an epic 5 minute tapestry of interweaving vocals and percussion – escalating to a full on Cajun funk out. Bombay Bicycle Club and Deerhoof have both turned in exceptional remixes of ‘Meantime’.
‘In Light’ runs the gamut of all the bands influences but all the while sounding decidedly GIVERS. Louisiana’s ebullient purveyors of melody, rhythm and anomalous harmonies will be headlining their first UK and European tour this November, Zulu Winter will be joining them on the UK leg of the tour.