DATE: Thursday 21st June 2007
Event: How Does It Feel To Be Loved? presents
Bands: The Band of Holy Joy + The Rosie Taylor Project + The Crisps + Roadside Poppies
VENUE: Windmill Brixton, 22 Blenheim Gardens, London SW2 5BZ
NEAREST TUBE: Brixton
WEB: www.windmillbrixton.co.uk and www.myspace.com/windmillbrixton
TEL: 020 8671 0700
THE BAND OF HOLY JOY
One of the many classic indiepop bands conceived in the Eighties, South London's Band Of Holy Joy have been described as 'pop deviants inside the urban wasteland', with good reason. Their gloriously romantic blend of indie, folk and the blood red poetry of singer Johny Brown drew comparisons to Bertolt Brecht and Jacques Brel, while their 1989 Rough Trade album, 'Manic Magic Majestic', remains a landmark recording for fans of outsider art you can dance to.
THE ROSIE TAYLOR PROJECT
A five piece from Leeds, The Rosie Taylor Project marry the atmospheric alt-country of My Morning Jacket and Iron And Wine with the romantic indiepop of The Clientele and Camera Obscura. In fact, this date will see them fresh from a support slot with Tracyanne and company. Check out the gorgeous 'Maps For Lost Lovers' on their myspace page for proof of their magnificence
Booked not only because they're called The Crisps, which has to be one of the greatest band names in the history of pop, but because this north London four piece sound like Orange Juice picking out heartbreak on second hand ukeleles, which has to be one of the greatest concepts in the history of pop. If you have room in your heart for Herman Dune, Jonathan Richman and the like, then you'll adore this lot.
Some bands are complete strangers to us, booked because we like the sound of a demo and the cut of their gib. Others - like The Darlings last year - are old friends, who've just happened to start making music. Roadside Poppies frontman Matloob has been a regular at the HDIF Presents shows for a couple of years now, so we're delighted to be putting on his swoonsome indiepop fivesome.
Official Website: http://www.howdoesitfeel.co.uk
Added by ianw on May 29, 2007