30/03/2010

Dolly Mixture

Isn't this marvellous ?

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08/03/2010

Veronica Falls

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Veronica FallsFound Love in a Graveyard 7’’ (Captured Tracks)

 

‘Starry eyes’ is a tune locked in a children’s music box. A plastic ballerina starts pirouetting each time you open the box.  

 

First step, and your voice is thinner than your dress. It will wear out on the long run. You’ll soon be slighly breathless. A boy is walking two steps behind you. Woohoohoo. His voice muffled in the background. And then – he’s getting closer. You’re not scared. He’s singing in your ear now. It’s all too soft to hurt. Sky of cotton and skin of silk.   

 

You’re fake but everything else is true. ‘Starry eyes’ is a cover of a 1984 song by Roky Erickson. Raw, distorted rock cut into pearls. The cover song may become a metaphor of flimsy, easy teenage love. It may become a cover under which to hide our insignificance. Until it no longer hides anything. Until it becomes obvious there is nothing to it. An air. Barely.

 

The Grass Widow girls (Captured Tracks labelmates) are lazily dancing next door, drenched in drunken harmonies and strawberry wine vapours, and for all the retro-vanguard guitars, for all the doe-eyed dolls (radio days voices & the shadow of a doubt), you say okay, we’ve been here before, but hell we’re here again. Girl-boy vocal harmonies, light confusion. One 7-inch, spinning away.  

 

Veronica Falls is a faded pop moment. You don’t have to stay. It’s gone anyway. Your wristwatch reads 1966. You shut the ballerina back in the box. End of all sparkles. A faint, not unpleasant, vanilla perfume is lingering in the room. This too will fade away.

 

All I ever found in graveyards was silence & empty looks.  

 

E.A.R

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03/03/2010

Would-be-goods in Paris

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WOULD-BE-GOODS  - To be seen for the first time live in France, the WOULD-BE-GOODS are the indiepop quintessence. Besides the likes of Momus, Louis Philippe, Always or King of Luxembourg, they wrote the history of the cult label él Records in golden letters, establishing Jessica Griffin as a discrete and enigmatic pop icon. Inspired as never since their comeback in 2001, they recently released their great album "Eventyr" on the Matinée label.The WBG line up is with Andy Warren (Adam & The Ants, Monochrome Set) and Peter Momtchiloff (Talulah Gosh, Heavenly). Get your chance to pick them up !!

THE LEEDS - Energic indie pop, cultivate guitars and english stylishness, THE LEEDS, french band you can believd is coming from somewhere else, will be as well for its fisrt time in Paris. With the english native Pandora Burgess's bright voice and Sébastien Poggioli's compositions, THE LEEDS is proposing a finely wrought music under pop influence (Brian Wilson, The Sneetches), indie rock (Teenage Fan Club, Violent Femmes) liven up with brilliant ideas !

VIKING DRESS - When French songwriter Serge Majewski claims to anyone who cares his deep love for bands like the Church, The Feelies or Felt, it's not an element of surprise to see his musical project getting the name of a song by the last-mentioned.. VIKING DRESS, that's a pure jangly guitar feeling with great female choirs, sung in French or English, in between Florent Marchet's fantastic rides, Soy un Caballo's lyricism and even some old obscure Cherry Red stuff … 2010 revelation ? Go check it out !

http://www.myspace.com/httpwwwmyspacecomwouldbegoods

http://www.myspace.com/bandtheleeds

http://www.myspace.com/vikingdress

Tickets at venue or on preorder HERE

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