Saturday 20 October 2012 at 2:00pm
Green Door Store
Trafalgar Arches, Lower Goods Yard, Brighton Train Station, Brighton, BN1 4FQ, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 7894 267053
Be Nothing present HAPPY FEST, a free event.
FEAR OF MEN - 'Mosaic' single launch
+ Female Band
+ The Hundredth Anniversary
+ Shudder Pulps
+ more tba
Green Door Store, Saturday 20th October
~ F R E E E N T R Y ~
~ FEAR OF MEN, a band from equal parts Brighton and London, have existed for a little over a year but have already played shows with the likes of The Antlers, Vivian Girls, Iceage and Best Coast.
Their live show has seen them draw comparisons with mid-era Throwing Muses and received acclaim from the likes of Drowned in Sound, This is Fake DIY, and various other UK blogs.
~ Has there ever been any more apt a name for a bedroom project than this here FEMALE BAND? Perhaps when the future Dude With Laptop awakes with a musical epiphany and downloads Ableton Live, then and only then will this title be trumped.
As you may have guessed by the aforementioned pseudonym, Female Band is (in her own words) “one girl making noise.” A lone musician who - through the wonder and marvel of modernity that is home-studio software - has managed to emulate ‘Goo’-era Sonic Youth channeled through her self-proclaimed love of Jay Reatard.
~ Imagine what a band formed just four months ago would sound like. Okay, paused? Imagined? Alright. Well let go of that thought now because, well, you're wrong. It's not calatamous or sloppy or at all shite.
Instead it's rather quite glorious, going by Brighton four-piece THE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY, at least. The band may have only played their first live show a matter of weeks ago, and might have only got around to recording a handful of tracklss so far, but judging from 'Slip' - the only song available online at this stage - there's certainly plenty of reason to be excited. It's brooding and it's warm and it's fuzzy and it's beautiful.