Duel@Laverys - This sat 9th may
In the American pool room
The Jane Bradfords
And the debut show from Nakatomi Towers
Music till 2
The Jane Bradfords are a four piece. Sometimes they can be as large as a seven piece. Sometimes its just one guy in a studio cursing at old keyboards that used to work perfectly well.
The Jane Bradfords are difficult to pigeonhole into a genre; on the surface they’re Indie, but elements of Pop, Electro and even post punk are all in the mix. There’s the nonchalant swagger of The National, the driving, tight Peter Hook style bass and at times the euphoric hosannas of Arcade Fire, but they have a defiantly unique sound.
The list of bands that they have supported reads like a who’s who of niche indie and includes The National, Maximo Park, LCD Soundsystem, CSS, Cold War Kids, and Peter Bjorn and John among others, emphasizing their unique cross-genre appeal.
They have received critical acclaim from the media, including being crowned ‘God of the Pod’ in Huw Stephens best of unsigned 2006 on Radio 1 and recording a subsequent session in the famed Maida Vale studios. Radio 1’s ‘introducing’ subsequently awarded the band with ‘album of the week’ for their 2008 self-titled debut LP. During that time the Jane Bradfords had a minor success in a small country in the middle east; but that’s a different story…
WINNER OF THE ONE MUSIC 'GOD OF THE POD - BEST OF UNSIGNED 2006' ON BBC RADIO 1
ALBUM OF THE WEEK ON HUW STEPHENS INTRODUCING on RADIO 1
"Sounding absolutely spectacular... They make ace indie music, all grotty and life affirming" - Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
"(They) write songs that burn with a furnace-like intensity; sorrow and joy tangled up in their crisp synthesizer motifs and knotted guitars. Frontman Deci Gallen has one of those voices, sepulchral, echoing mournfully, a ghost amongst the gravestones." - Frances Jones, [url=http://drownedinsound.com/gigs/35962/reviews/3631193]Drowned in Sound[/url]
Yes Cadets are so hot off the press they’ll burn your fingers. As one of the latest bands to emerge from an exploding Northern Irish music scene they are set to whip up a storm well beyond their native Belfast.
They have taken the working men's approach over the last few months, spending every available hour locked up rehearsing in an old West Belfast linen mill. The result is a heady cocktail of hook-laden electro-pop, post-rock dynamics and heartfelt song writing thats causing quite a stir on both the stage and the airwaves, garnering air-play on BBC Radio 1, 1xtra, 6music and BBC Radio Ulster.
[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/northernireland/atl/review_specific257907.shtml]"The most exciting new band in the country" - Rigsy (BBC ATL)[/url]
"If you haven't heard of Yes Cadets yet, you're going to... tipped for big, big things in 2009/2010." - Rory McConnell (BBC Radio 1)
Julianne and Dave have been playing in various bands in Belfast for the past few years and began collaborating in Autumn 2008 to indulge in mutual electro dance rock passions.
They are currently spending every free minute of their time writing and recording and will soon make their live debut. (in fact its right here at this gig!)
[url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/acrosstheline/2009/04/now_hear_this.html]"Nakatomi Towers are well and truly on an evangelical crusade." - ATL[/url]
really looking forward to Nakatomis
Happy birthday as well sacred hearts xo
That Jane Bradfords picture freaks me out.