Sunday, 22 January 2012
The Musician, Leicester: February highlights (Part 2)...
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Magic Teapot & Live In Leicester
plus The Fazed
Since forming Yellowire in 2010 the band has performed at HMV’s Next Big Thing, Isle of Wight Festival, Rock am Ring & Rock im Park – Germany, Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park, Latitude festival and Reading and Leeds festival. The band’s first single ‘One Last Breath’ was playlisted by Radio 2 in the UK and had international support with Radio play across Europe, to as far afield as Dubai.
Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny
plus Goodnight Lenin and Silent Devices
Beth Jeans Houghton is a singer-songwriter from Newcastle upon Tyne, who plays sweet and gentle folk music. She has been described by The Guardian as looking like "Gwen Stefani with a touch of Brody Dalle", with a sound that "is Vashti Bunyan crossed with Nico and Laura Marling”. In early 2011, Beth was signed to Mute Records who announced that they will be releasing her debut long player in early 2012. The album was recorded with Ben Hillier whose previous production credits include Blur, Depeche Mode and Elbow.
"Glam Folk Genius, a legend in the making" - NME
"A considerable talent, with a remarkable voice and a rare star quality" - Mojo
plus Tigercats and Red Shoe Diaries
Allo Darlin' are many things. They can turn a room in a famous punk venue into a joyous, jumping, sweaty, pop-mosh pit. Or bring a room of 500 to hushed silence with the few strums of a ukulele and a love song about cooking.
Allo Darlin' is the music of Australian-born, London-based songwriter Elizabeth Morris. Originally from a country town in Queensland, Elizabeth moved to London in 2005 and, inspired to write songs by her purchase of a ukulele from the famous Duke of Uke shop in Brick Lane, began to make music. Although Elizabeth has been releasing music under various guises since 2007, it wasn’t until 2009 that Elizabeth hooked up with Paul Rains (guitar), Bill Botting (bass) and Michael Collins (drums) and Allo Darlin’ was properly born.
plus Shortwave Fade and Raptusound
Spotlight Kid continue their assault against sonic mediocrity with an assuredness and an emotional depth so many guitar bands are currently lacking. This is the sound of a band rising to the top of their game, while wearing their hearts on their sleeves and performing live shows like their next meal depends on it. Influences from the likes of The Cure, Swervedriver and My Bloody Valentine have allowed Spotlight Kid to produce a heady mix that runs through the entire gamut of emotions.
Spotlight Kid's music features mixtures of Shoegaze, Krautrock and 90s Psychedelia. Fuzzy guitars wrapped in layers of reverb and boy/girl vocals subtly building on the layered walls of distortion. In the last year Spotlight Kid have supported The Joy Formidable on their UK sell out tour, been chosen by BBC introducing to play at this year’s Glastonbury and have been play-listed on Radio 1 as well as numerous plays on 6music and XFM.
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