It’s very exciting to be able to tell you that Jeffrey Lewis & The Voltage will be making a return visit… Lewis is one of our all-time favorite songwriters and performers and previous shows have always been such an evening of sheer joy.
Its hard to know where to begin when describing New York born and based Jeffrey Lewis’s creative activities. As a musician and songwriter he has been active for such a long time, both solo and with an array of bands, performing and recording with The Voltage – formerly Los Bolts – since 2015. In addition to this Jeffrey Lewis both writes and illustrates graphic novels, having published his comic book, Fuff, since 2004 and incorporates artwork and storytelling into his live sets to magical effect.
In addition to writing, performing and recording under his own name, Jeffrey Lewis also collaborates with Peter Stampfel of 60s legends The Holy Modal Rounders and they released their second album, “Hey, Hey its The Jeffrey Lewis and Peter Stampfel Band,” in 2013. A third Stampfel/Lewis album and a new album with The Voltage are both in the pipeline.
Jeffrey Lewis has attracted a great deal of praise from contemporaries such as Jarvis Cocker (Pulp), Dave Berman (Silver Jews), Paul Banks (Interpol) and Will Oldham. The latter said of Lewis, “Really great and impressive and inspiring and exciting… There’s not a lot of people that can tell a story and use language like that in music.”
The Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts 2015 album, Manhattan, is a work of utter genius, an original take on life in the Big Apple by that rare individual, a genuine artist still living in the city despite increasing gentrification and is a lyrical, beautiful and sublime record.
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An immersive wall of distortion envelopes the powerful fragility of frontman Kiran Roy’s vocals, while he paints a verbal landscape of introspection, despair and hope amid a sonic palette that evokes both the driving, spacious absorptivity of My Bloody Valentine and the poetic, visceral honesty of Nick Cave’s lyricism.
This gig has been rescheduled from 28th February. All tickets remain valid for this new date.
“Why: Rhythmic and emotive, the latest track from German producer/composer Josin is truly enveloping. Crafting a sound that is both intense and seductive, ‘Feral Thing’ swirls and sways through its five minute running time. Building with consideration and an adept subtleness, the song flowers into a melancholic and, frankly, beautiful piece of steadily expanding delicateness.” Overblown.co.uk
Febueder are an alternative indie duo from Ascot, England, composed of lead vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Kieran Godfrey and percussionist Samuel Keysell. Their name (pronounced Fe-byou-der) is more than a made-up appellation, it’s the palette from which they present their emotionally deft songwriting and progressive approach to rhythm and melody.
On April 6, 2018, Febueder released their new EP ‘All a Hoax’ featuring mixing from Marta Salogni (Bjork, Frank Ocean, The XX) on singles ‘Hans’ and ‘Paramount Tether’. The EP exceeds expectations from publications like NME, The Line of Best Fit, GoldFlakePaint, Indie Shuffle, CLASH, and DIY, and positions Febueder as one of the UK’s bands to watch.
“Experimental and engaging”
“Vast, stirring and playful”
THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“The bite of classic indie with the world-weariness of Animal Collective”
“With every listen, there’s something new to discover”
“Hugely ambitious in its style and substance”
RECORD OF THE DAY
“Chock full of melodic riffs, off-kilter percussion, and engaging vocals”
All you need to know: One of the best live bands on the planet. That’s it.
“Once they started back in 1993, Melt-Banana have remained like an eye of a hurricane that’s 10 times crazier than the hurricane itself. One of the core bands to emerge from the same roiling soup that birthed art-damaged titans such as the Flying Luttenbachers and the Locust, the female-fronted Japanese group added a few twists to the genetic makeup of 90s noise rock. Japan’s own rich noise tradition was little more than a touchstone for Melt-Banana, and the group’s cryptic otherness elevated it above its peers.” Pitchfork
“The best club in the UK for future rock & roll stars” Noel Gallagher
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This Feeling DJs play…Arctic Monkeys, The Beatles, Black Honey, Blossoms, Blur, BRMC, Cabbage, Catfish & The Bottlemen, The Charlatans, The Cribs, The Coral, Courteeners, David Bowie, DMA’s, Doves, Kasabian, The La’s, The Libertines, Oasis, Primal Scream, Pulp, Reverend & The Makers, The Rifles, The Rolling Stones, The Smiths, Stone Roses, Super Furry Animals, The Strokes, Suede, Supergrass, Temples, Trampolene, The Shimmer Band, The Verve, The Who, Yonaka + lots more including all the best new bands in the land
At the beginning of 2013, Spector decided to cut short further touring and promotion of their debut album ‘Enjoy It While It Lasts’ in order to start focussing on music that they felt was a more up to date representation of their ideas. Founding members Chris Burman and Fred Macpherson had been making music in various forms since their early teens and had started Spector in order to communicate and share a series of “experiments in pop”. But one album and two years into their career, as far as Burman was concerned, it was mission accomplished.
Shortly after five became four (in a continuing series of events that journalists might one day describe as “difficult”), original drummer Danny Blandy was told by doctors not to drum for six months after “doing his shoulder in”, so suggested moving to keyboard: “The news came at a good time as I’d been playing a lot of piano anyway and I was happy to give my tired arms a rest.” So with Jed Cullen now the sole guitarist in the group and Danny as full time keys player, the new writing core of Spector started to emerge, bolstered by bass player Tom Shickle. “I’d spent the best part of my early twenties with these guys”, Fred explains “but had no idea what any of us were really capable of. The first album happened in such an entertaining haze that it took until a year after it came out for the penny to actually drop and for the band to start to making sense for the first time.”
“When we started out, I almost saw writing a song as a magic trick,” says Fred with typical candour. “It was just a question of doing whatever it took to further this adventure. But at some point on the journey we discovered the art of it and began taking pride in that. Other musicians put me off taking one’s own work seriously, but that’s something I think we’re slowly starting to do.” With a new found self-respect the band started to collate their final ideas locally in Hackney, at Unwound and Strongroom studios, but Dev Hynes’ plans to fly to London to complete production of the album were curtailed by a house fire. Rather than delay further, the band decided to move forward with engineers Duncan Mills and Adam Jaffrey, while also handling a lot of production personally at home. The song selection was bolstered by collaborations with Hynes (‘Decade of Decay’ and ‘Cocktail Party’) and “a day making a banger” with former Craig David mastermind and Adele writer Fraser T Smith.
The live shows also had an overhaul, with new responsibilities for most of the band and the introduction of a new drummer, Yoann from Lille, France. “We’re a hundred times better live now” Tom tells me, “we actually know what we’re doing.”
Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult
The Ninth Wave are a noisy pop group from Glasgow influenced by 80s new wave and goth pop music creating their own unique identity. Brooding synths, jagged guitars and female against male vocals carve this sound. They have been compared to the likes of Pixies and The Cure.
“Injecting guitar music in 2018 with a bravado often left in the ‘90s and possessing an arsenal of indie hits that could become classics, this six-piece want to inspire devotion and community.” – DIY
Six-piece Sports Team met in Cambridge, swiftly making a name for themselves on the back of their visceral, erratic live shows – a feature that has remained a hallmark.Their debut EP ‘Winter Nets’ was released in January 2018 and serves as a darkly humorous introduction to their weird world, channelling a lyrical cynism that touches on young professionals and provincial cliches.The ensuing 12 months were good to the band, with a sold out show at London venue Scala, the formation of their own label ‘Holm Front’, and follow up single ‘Kutcher’ named BBC Radio 1’s Hottest Record in the World.
Back in the studio with Reid for their second EP ‘Keep Walking,’ the band went on to sell out Camden’s 1500-capacity Electric Ballroom, despite not yet having a debut album under their belts.Latest single ‘Here it Comes Again’ takes things up a gear once again, cementing Sports Team as one of the country’s most important and exciting discoveries.
Aaahh!!! Real Records are super proud to present:
B-SYDES (FULL BAND)
Celebrating the October release of second LP “Self Sabotage”, B-Sydes return home to Cambridge’s Portland Arms, backed by a full band.
December 2019 also marks TEN YEARS since the first ever B-Sydes show, as well as the end of Ben’s mammoth UK-wide tour alongside Gaz Brookfield.
+ special guests to be announced
Tickets are available for £6.60 (inc. fee) from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/476123 or there are album+ticket combo deals available from https://www.real-records.co.uk/product/b-sydes-self-sabotage/
Self Sabotage is released Friday 4th October on LP, CD, and digital from Aaahh!!! Real Records.