3rd May 2014 9pm – 3am Electro Swing versus Speakeasy Jazz
The sounds & styles of the 1920s & 30s turned on their head and smuggled into the 21st century
★ ”One helluva turbo-charged party” Time Out ★ ”Sublimely decadent” Clash Magazine
★ Named 2nd best party in the UK by MixMag
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White Mink events bring back and evoke the feeling, nostalgia and fashion of the 1920’s and early 1930’s to audiences & dance floors across the globe, delivering a whole evening’s exciting and dynamic entertainment for your 21st Century clubs! The production company brings together the finest DJs, VJs, live bands, dancers, cabaret and burlesque
performers for an unforgettable and unrivalled speakeasy experience.
★ Sweet Life Society (Italy) ★ Yusura ★ DJ Nick Hollywood ★
★ Natty Congaroo & the Flames of Rhythm ★
★ Swing Patrol Dancers ★ DJ Chris Tofu ★ Department of Brilliant ★
British label Freshly Squeezed, who have been central in creating the phenomenal world- wide success of electro swing, launched the UK’s first compilation series WHITE MINK: BLACK COTTON (achieving number 1 download album, a silver disc and critical acclaim). May 3rd also sees the release of White Mink : Black Cotton (Electro Swing vs Speakeasy Jazz). Vol. 3 – a double digi-pack CD compilation and download album.
What started out as a launch party for a Freshly Squeezed Music compilation CD series; White Mink Black Cotton (Electro Swing vs Speakeasy Jazz), became the accidental hub of a clubbing scene and subsequently a hot festival circuit attraction.
The production company bring together the finest DJs, VJs, live bands, dancers, cabaret and burlesque performers for an unforgettable and unrivalled speakeasy experience.
‘Clarion Call’ is the brooding storm of a new single by Horse Party.
Horse Party got together after a night spent drinking in a church. Ellie Langley, Seymour Quigley and Shannon Hope were united in a love of Bjork, Savages, Daughter and terrible movies. During 2013 they played 50+ gigs with support slots including Tunng, Pinkunoizu, Shonen Knife, Heartless Bastards, Ghostpoet, The Nightingales, Vuvuvultures and Dingus Khan, and a live broadcast via BBC Introducing from the new John Peel Centre for Creative Arts.
Horse Party signed to UK independent Integrity Records (Million Dead, Valentiine, Miniature Dinosaurs) in October and the release of single ‘What Do You Need’ (played by Amazing Radio and XFM) rounded off their busy 2013.
“Brilliant … the pale, dead hand of Patti Smith on the tiller and the pop nous of XTC” - Unpeeled
“Cohesive, brazen and delightfully noisy” - Bearded Magazine
“Sounding like The White Stripes playing Fugazi covers with Beth Ditto” - God Is In The TV
The band grew out of Bury St Edmunds’ thriving music scene. Bury was little more than a sleepy Suffolk town with a Tory constituency until restrictions on live music were lifted in the 90s and touring bands started playing the town. An exciting punk and DIY scene emerged with kids picking up instruments and getting noticed by the nation. Not only did John Peel pronounce it ‘The New Seattle’, but the town came second in Rolling Stone’s culture capital of the year list in 2002. Really.
The scene disintegrated for a few years but its second wave is coming with full force. Along with their own music, Horse Party run a monthly club night called Washing Machine at The Hunter Club, a label for other Suffolk musicians, and a Riot Grrrl-inspired fanzine called ‘Shut TheFuck Up’ which they hand out free at gigs.
In a recent interview with Q Magazine, Seymour said: “we’re running three or four nights a month and I can’t keep up with the number of people wanting to play. We get 15 year-olds talking to us about Devo, Fugazi, Talking Heads and Melvins plus early 90s hip-hop, and referencing those bands in their music”.
Horse Party are a band who have naturally tapped into music’s power to stir a stagnant mentality – as such their upcoming album is a harmony of raw, lo-fi expression and liberating rock-your-cares-away hooks. More than anything else though, Seymour describes Horse Party as “the most fun I’ve ever had with other humans”.
Debut album ‘Cover Your Eyes’ (INT 048) is out digitally (7th April 2014) and on digipak CD (12th May 2014) via Integrity Records.
3rd May – Bury St Edmunds, Fringe Festival
29th May - Ipswich, Pulse Fringe Festival
7th June - Cambridge, Strawberry Fair
21st June – Ipswich, Suffolk Pride Parade (Main Stage)
5th July – Diss, WoW Festival (Main Stage)
13th July – Stowmarket, Gig in the Garden (Main Stage)
18th-Sunday 20th July (day tbc) – Southwold, Latitude Festival
23rd August – Bury St Edmunds, Homegrown Festival (Main Stage)
30th August - Norwich, Waterfront
Glory Glory returns with their latest EP, So Long.
Mixed by Grammy nominated producer / mix engineer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, The Strokes), So Long finds the band drawing on influences that include indie, new wave, and syncopated dance rhythms.
From the Nile Rodgers inspired guitars on “Take My Time,“ to the Radiohead-ready rhythms of “Everybody Lies,“ the EP showcases the band’s continuing capacity to mold progressive sonic landscapes into a pop framework.
From the band’s early days as a group of post-punk delay-pedal junkies to its current sonic infatuations, Glory Glory restlessly accepts the challenge to create music that cannot be confined to a singular genre. Where early reviews drew comparisons to Dischord Records bands, arty indie acts and even Canadian prog-rock legends Rush, the group’s recent work echoes current innovators like Grizzly Bear, Caribou, and Twin Shadow.
The band play the following UK dates -
May 2 - Liverpool – The Brink (Liverpool Sound City)
May 5 - London - The Dublin Castle
May 6 - London - Upstairs at The Garage
May 7 - London - The Slaughtered Lamb
May 9 - Brighton - The Blind Tiger Club (The Great Escape)
May 10 - Brighton - Green Door Store (The Great Escape)
EP available at : www.solongpreview.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/glorygloryband
2nd June 2014 – Navigator Records
The Moulettes return with their third studio album, and their first for the Navigator Records, ‘Constellations’ on June 2nd. Recorded in studios, churches, tunnels, workshops and bedrooms around Brighton and Lewes in the summer of 2013, the album features a host of guest performances from legends Arthur Brown (“God of Hellfire”) and Herbie Flowers (Lou Reed/David Bowie) and contemporaries Blaine Harrison (Mystery Jets), The Unthanks and Emma Richardson (Band Of Skulls). Brighton dub troubadour Faye Houston and dubstep producer Mike Dennis (Dface) complete a supporting cast that emphasises the band’s desire to blend musical styles and experiment with sound in a way that has been a hallmark of their recordings to date. Thus ‘Constellations’ crosses varied and expansive musical territory over its ten tracks. As songwriter, cellist and front singer Hannah Miller notes, “People can listen to Moulettes and hear Shostakovich, Miles Davis, Pentangle, Pink Floyd, Bjork and Skrillex. That is where we’ve all come from…everyone shares in over 80 years of recorded music history”.
‘Constellations’ contains the headrush pop folk of ‘Glorious Year’, the psycho-drama of the title track and the noir trip hop of ‘Lady Vengeance’ in an opening salvo that is unlikely to be matched in scope by many, if any, albums released this year. An album criss-crossed with stories and imagery, ‘Constellations’ can accommodate the 20’s belle époque waltz of ‘The Night Is Young’, the progressive folk of ‘The Observatory’ and the death disco dub of album closer ‘Keep It As A Memory’ whilst remaining a cohesive piece that sparkles with inventiveness and creativity throughout.
Few bands have the musical range of The Moulettes. Containing a mix of self taught and classically trained members who have shared the stage and studio with the likes of Mick Jagger, Nick Cave, Seasick Steve, Bonobo and Dave Gilmour, their significant initial period was spent playing live and promoting the Den Of Iniquity nights in London that brought a host of acts to public prominence. After seven years of being a live band it was only in 2009 that their eponymous debut was released. This was followed in 2011 by ‘The Bear’s Revenge’, an album that saw MOJO hail them as “complex and beautiful…intriguing and unique”. Moulettes have constantly been on the road for 4 years and have played festivals as varied as Cropredy to End of the Road. They continue their busy gig schedule throughout April and May prior to a host of summer festival dates (see below).
‘Constellations’ is released by Navigator Records on June 2nd. www.navigatorrecords.co.uk
- White Mink Live @ Village Underground
- The Penelopes Release New Single, Time To Shine
- Horse Party Release New Single, Clarion Call
- Glory Glory Release New EP And Tour
- The Moulettes To Release Constellations
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