16th October 2012 Artist Profile »
** CLUB FANDANGO & A.I.M. DECLARE INDIES MONTH** ** é─ÂA MONTH OF RECORD COMPANY-CURATED SHOWS, SOCIALS & AWARDS THROUGHOUT OCTOBER! ** "... THE LABELLED WITH LOVE FESTIVAL * THE AIM AWARDS * THE AIM SOCIALSé─Â** ** TO CELEBRATE 35 YEARS OF INDEPENDENTS' INDEPENDENCE AHOY!! **
In the sort of rashly debonair spirit which has characterised their eleven years thus far on this thing we call the Planet Earth the schemers behind Club Fandango are opening their arms and, more importantly, the doors of the Bull & Gate for the inaugural Labelled With Love Festival. This takes place in October 2012 and will be tied in with the second A.I.M. awards, which take place on October 29th, as well as the newly-launched monthly A.I.M. social event.
As it was a heart-thumping 35 years ago when The Buzzcocks released 'Spiral Scratch', in one fell swoop inventing the leftfield independent release, we thought we should celebrate this anniversary by hosting 35 days of indie-themed autumnal chaos and inviting the finest independent labels of this and any other generation to showcase their wares. As you do.
On 16 October our friends at www.xtramilerecordings.com will be demonstrating what makes them special by showing off four of their current signings (and 2 more making it a night to remember) at the Bull & Gate in Kentish Town. They are:
FUTURE OF THE LEFT
Formed in 2005, Cardiff. Kelson sang in Jarcrew, Falco and Jack played in Mclusky until before both bands split in early 2005. Original line-up also included Hywel Evans (the Truckers of Husk, also formerly of Jarcrew). On one hand, Future Of The Left are a band much like many other bands are a band. Three men, wielding bits of wood and metal strung with strings and skin, often to be found playing to rooms of other men mildly intoxicated on watery dilutions of strong lager. On the other hand, however, you can take that most basic factual definition and dispose of it by any means deemed socially and legally acceptable by local fly-tipping laws. Here - this record - is why. Future Of The Left's second album, Travels With Myself And Another, is the physical representation/digital recording of a band perfecting what it means to be in a band: the tightest dynamics; the deftest and heaviest guitars; the sharpest wit; the best and most splendid clothes and hair. It is smart, not in the sense of young men cultivating fringes, posing in photographs reading Proust, but in its instinct and ingenuity, elegant fury and lyrical humour. é─˙Essentially we write pop music, just delivered in a louder, angrier and more angular way than most other 'pop' bands,é─¨ says Jack. é─˙Hooks, vocally or musically, are always what we aim for but if there's a great riff with no vocal melody then it's discarded. Instrumental songs are not for us.é─¨
SPECIAL GUESTS TBA
He's been described as "British pop's street-poet laureate and unsung genius" (Sunday Times). His musical styles range from electronic synth-pop to moody piano-led folk. His live shows are near legendary as his story-telling lyrics capture audiences and transport you to the fascinating and enchanting world of Chris T-T.
Brighton's Fighting Fiction é─ý one of Xtra Mile's newest signings - describe themselves as a four-piece punk rock band,and through support slots with Laura Marling, Frank Turner, and This Town Needs Guns, they've proved that they are all that and much more. In early 2012 they released their d?ębut, self-titled album after the critical acclaim for singles like Rock n Roll Is Dead and Its Corpse Is For Sale. Hurtling headlong into the year with their frantic, high-octane punk fuel, they aim to exhilarate audiences and continue growing the support they've garnered from DJs, critics, and fans alike.
Tickets are £10 in advance HERE
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