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Crystal Stilts @ XOYO, London- 20th June

| On 12, May 2011


Monday 20th June 2011

32-37 Cowper St,

Nearest Tube: Old Street

Tel: 020 7490 1198


Advance £11.50 from We Got Tickets/Door £13

Crystal Stilts burst out of Brooklyn’s storied post-punk indie scene
in 2008 with a string of releases that culminated in their fantastic
debut album Alight Of Night. Deftly combining the spooked 60s Texas
psych of 13th Floor Elevators and Red Crayola, the gothic blues/punk
howl of Gun Club, the dark, experimental DIYism of early Flying
Nun/Xpressway groups and a dash of classic 60s pop by way of early
Mary Chain b-sides. Now the release of second album In Love With
Oblivion on Fortuna POP! sets the bar even higher as they reach
dizzying, fuzzy heights as first class purveyors of haunting,
atmospheric post-punk pop.
“Weirdly life-affirming and very fun, Crystal Stilts are
moody-sounding fuckers who make fabulous stripped-down, C86-like
garage-pop.” (Pitchfork)

THE 1990s
Born from the ashes of cult monkeys Yummy Fur and V-Twin, the Glasgow
glam indie rock trio 1990s comprises Jackie McKeown (guitars, vocals),
Michael McGaughrin (drums, vocals) and Dino Bardot (bass, vocals).
Infused with the spirit of Modern Lovers, Alex Chilton and Lou Reed
they quickly became the de-facto soundtrack to every trashy party you
can’t remember being at. Debut album Cookies elicited endless critical
praise and this was followed by the more technicolor, wide-screen
Kicks album, both with ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler at the
producer’s desk. Since then the group have been holed-up recording
their as yet un-named third album with a new single (My Baby’s) Double
Espresso on US label What’s Your Rupture out soon.
“The soundtrack to the best party ever.“ (NME)

Building dreamy noir-pop love songs like Alfred Hitchcock built
suspense, Sub Pop’s latest signings Still Corners create a
kaleidoscope world around them, full of wintry melody, swirling organ,
and big drums. Inspired by French film and sixties sound production
and influenced by a range of artists from Serge Gainsbourg to Ennio
Morricone as well as contemporaries the Cocteau Twins, Broadcast, and
Camera Obscura, Still Corners continue to delight audiences across
“Sounding like the missing tracks from Broadcast’s The Noise Made By
People they couldn’t possibly be more breezy and dreamy even if they
were blowing on clothing line in outer space” (Skatterbrain)