“The band ooze musicianship and chemistry. This could well turn out to be one of those ‘I was there’ moments, which is, in the end, what this sort of gig is supposed to be all about.” CLASH MAGAZINE LIVE REVIEW
Following on from their sold out date at the Shepherds Bush Empire in June, Los Angeles’ finest Local Natives will once again grace the UK shores to headline and fill London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire with soaring vocals and dulcet sounds. The five-piece blend hazy southern californian melodies, tightly assembled harmonies alongside a natural percussive frame. Their incessant touring and hours spent living and writing together has provided a unifying connection. Their debut album aptly named after their communal home; ‘Gorilla Manor’ is a torrent of evolving, encompassing and emotional sound. It has the warmth and instant attraction on hearing mid period Talking Heads or Band of Horses for the first time.
PLUS Support from SUMMER CAMP and CLOUD CONTROL
One of the most enduring qualities of music lies in its ability to be transportative – the very best songs can take you, almost instantly, to a specific moment in time, or perhaps a particular location, even evoke a specific emotion. It is an immutable relationship we have with the music we listen to, and it is one which the London duo of Elizabeth Sankey and Jeremy Warmsley, aka SUMMER CAMP realise so perfectly, crafting twinkling, pristine pop gems which sound as though they could have been discovered in a trunk in an attic, glinting and glittering like jewels at the bottom of the sea.
There has been a lot of buzz about young indie band CLOUD CONTROL over the past few years, and with their debut album Bliss Release, they have well and truly lived up to the hype. Having spent a couple of years establishing themselves as Australia’s ‘next big things’, thanks in small part to a few notable gigs (including sharing the stage with Vampire Weekend and The Temper Trap), in 2009 the band released the first taste of the debut LP: the stirring, mellow single, “Gold Canary”. With its chorus full of hooks, blissful guy/girl harmonies and quirky catchiness, the song quickly earned accolades in Australia and abroad,; a shining introduction to an equally exceptional record.