aaamusic | On 03, Feb 2011
Off the back of January’s stunning show, The Gaymers Camden Crawl 2011 Tips series is returning to The Bull & Gate on Thursday, 24th February with another selection of the best in new music. This monthAdd an event for this month
’s line up features an eclectic mix of artists including the Ivor Novello nominated Patch Williams
and Nottingham newcomers Frontiers
Topping the bill will be the darlings of the Berlin scene, Paris Suit Yourself and the vintage-inspired, visionary melodies of Leeds underground smash Spectrals.
CC: “Described by Drowned in Sound as “Spector-goes-surfing inspired lo-fi pop”, the beautiful and unique sound of Spectrals is currently setting the industry a buzz. Usually a solo operation, but here backed by a full live band, Spectrals’ music is a delicious mix of dreamy doo-wop melodies and bitterly ironic love-lorn lyrics that are a real treat.” www.myspace.com/spectralspectral
PARIS SUIT YOURSELF
CC: “Paris Suit Yourself are the first “rock” band to be signed to Big Dada Records. Born in the clubs and warehouses of Berlin, their sound combines razor-edged guitars, crazed polyrhythmic drumming and free-association-esque lyrics to produce music that will make you laugh and cry. Debut album “My Main Shitstain” is out on Feb 14th.”
CC: “London 4 piece Patch William come complete with an Ivor Novello nominated first single, a fanbase that includes Stephen Fry and a cello. They make raw but delicate music which moves from energetic, powerful guitar riffs and complex drum beats to atmospheric and lyrical sections backed by distinctive vocals.”
CC: “At various points, Frontiers’ blend of gritty aggression and reverb-drenched ambience has managed to draw comparisons to The Cure, Interpol and Sigur Ros by tastemakers such as the Fly. The BBC once described them with the words “Never has a Nottingham group of their age made such magnificently accomplished music full of tantalising promise”. ‘Nuff said, really.”
The Bull & Gate, 389 Kentish Town Road, Kentish Town, London NW5 2TJ, Tel. 020 7704 0187.
The 2011 Gaymers Camden Crawl is scheduled for Saturday 30th April and Sunday 1st May. The forthcoming May Bank Holiday event will mark the tenth edition of the Crawl since its inception in 1995.