Odd Box Records teams up with Indie-MP3 for a free afternoon of indiepop at RoTa in Notting Hill.
Playing the afternoon are:
The Wednesday Club
The Gresham Flyers
It starts at 4pm. Finishes by 8pm. And it’s free to get in.
Guest DJ — Rocker from Dandelion Radio.
More info on the bands:
The Trudy — http://www.myspace.com/thetrudy
London based indiepop band who feature ex-Cardiacs drummer Richard Targett, have just released a Japanese only compilation entitled The Adventures! The Suspense!! covering their singles to date (1984 — 2008). The band reformed a couple of years ago and, thankfully, show no sign of stopping. Expect a new single later this year.
“Like Morrissey obsessed with Heart, on anti depressants, with one heck of a hook on his hands…” Subba-Cultcha
“All the ingredients are there – golden, chunky, treble-busting guitars, a singer with a perfect balance between vulnerability and shopping-list-reading disinterest, and the almost obscene use of melody throughout.” Frinkmusic
“… an energetic power pop number that bounces you from side to side, upside down and back to front again without wiping the smile from yours and their faces.” Indie-mp3
“… bloody ace, like a scrumptious amalgamation of St. Etienne, The Primitives and Echobelly, all summery, grin-inducing pop.” Playlouder
The Wednesday Club — http://www.myspace.com/thewednesdayclubhits
The Wednesday Club began as a bedroom based recording project in 2004, expanding in 2007 to a full band. The product of 3 distinct singer/songwriters each bringing their own spin on indie-pop, but coming together through a shared love of the absurd. Often filtering bleak subject matter through catchy, concise pop songs and informed by a belief that clever and stupid are equally valid methods of expression.
There recent LP ‘Katapult’ (out now on Odd Box Records) has been gaining a wealth of praise. This will be the bands first London outing. Ever.
“a treasure trove of great sounds” -SoundsXP
“joyful, absurd, spirit raising on a gloomy day, abundantly melodic, super eclectic” — Kitten Painting blog
“don’t set a foot wrong” — Sheffield Phonograph Corporation
“ramshackle yet lovely pop all round” — Russel’s Reviews
“Katapult’ is a triumph in simply doing what you like and having fun in the process” — LeedsMusicScene
The Sequins — http://www.myspace.com/thesequinsspace
Coventry based indie popsters who, whilst fitting snuggly during the current indiepop renaissance, also hark back to the days of C81 and C86. Think Postcard, Rough Trade and Creation Records as starting points. After two lovely singles and an album on Tough Love Records they will be releasing their new single The Risky Woods EP on indie-mp3 records during the first part of 2010.
“An absolute must for indiepopsters everywhere” The Fly
“Blissfully tuneful indie-pop contenders” NME
“Great pop music” Plan B
“Wide eyed melodies and breakneck energy” Rough Trade
“I’m too lost in the world of Sequins and was trying to work out what I was going to do…” John Kennedy XFM
“Melancholic melodies that somehow remain uplifting” Loud and Quiet
“Sounding like The Smiths playing Life on Mars!” Careless Talk Costs Lives
The Gresham Flyers — http://www.myspace.com/thegreshamflyers
The Gresham Flyers are a pop band from London who hold the firm belief that pop music should be FUN, ENTHUSIASTIC, THOUGHTFUL and GENUINE. With four songwriters and three singers, their sound is diverse, but always exciting.
The bands debut LP ‘Sex With Strangers’ came out on influential indiepop label — Cherryade Records in 2008. The band are currently recording the follow up.
“The Gresham Flyers are named after a type of pushbike, sell immaculately crafted split EPs with bands called The Pale Corners and Wintergreen, and have songs named ‘Factory Records Museum’ and ‘Berry Buck Mills Stipe’…but why be cynical when the performance is such fun, all ungainly spasming tinny guitars and sherbet lemon keyboards. They remind usby turns of a pre-fame Pulp, The Wedding Present, Bis, and Coventry’s Ludicrous Lollipops, a band so obscenely obscure, we feel guilty mentioning them. But what better way to describe these indie archaeologists than with a defunct indie band you’re even less likely to have heard of? And they have Fall-referencing coloured vinyl. Bloody great fun” Nightshift Magazine (Oxford)