2nd May 2012 Artist Profile » THE BANDS: Gentleman Starkey/ Auction For The Promise Club/ Fjokra/ IC1s
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GENTLEMAN STARKEY- 10:15pm
Gentleman Starkey strike a 50s vain, cinematic and filmic, evoking references to a Tarantino/Lynch or a Sergio Leone soundtrack. Tremolo guitar and vocals ranging from sweet-toned crooning to raw-powered howling, lyrically both macabre and tongue in cheek. With a contrasting 'dancehall' rhythm section which makes for an unusual mix of melodic intricacy, sparse and frenetic energy with danceable rhythms. In 2012 GS have supported Graham Coxon on tour and will be releasing their debut album, recorded with UNKLE producer Pablo Clements.
AUCTION FOR THE PROMISE CLUB- 9:30pm
Auction for the Promise Club were recently listed in the Marie Claire UK Playlist alongside Florence & The Machine and I Blame Coco, 2011 promises to be a big year for the unsigned and unmanaged band. With their fresh slant on indie guitar driven rock, combined with the haunting vocals and stunning good looks of Zoe, word is already out about these guys. So go and catch them live in a small venue soon, while you still have the chance.' - Music News. 2010 saw Auction for the Promise Club support Paolo Nutini and Martha Wainwright at the Eden Sessions and also Reverend & The Makers. The band has racked up performances at some of the country's most renowned venues, including Liverpool's Cavern Club, Birmingham's Gatecrasher and the ICA in London, as well as playing a closing show at London Fashion Week, Jalouse, Mayfair.
FJOKRA and his eight-piece collective bring you their unique blend of the heavy, the light, the sexy, the ugly, and the downright weird. The epic intensity that is captured in his recordings is amplified tenfold by the band's captivating and bizarre live shows. Love it or hate it, you will be left open-mouthed.
IC1s released their debut single é─˛Levitateé─˘ to massive success as the second most downloaded new entry in the ITunes Alternative Singles Chart in its week of entry, resulting in a peak at #24 in the Alternative Singles Chart and peaking #195 in Top 200. Follow up single é─˛Karmaé─˘ was featured on Soccer AM, was Q Magazine's track of the day on release and peaked at #40 in the alternative charts. The band donated all profit to UK homelessness charity Shelter.