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Live at The Library
Wednesday, 21st September 2011
HIPPIE OCTOPUS PRESENTS
A brand new montly live music night at The Library Pub!
SHARP DARTS -----> http://www.facebook.com/sharpdartsofficial?sk=info
"First of all, I love this band, and so should you. Sharp Darts embody all that we hope to be true about Rock and Roll. The music is made by a gang of life long friends, that no one, not even a girl, can infiltrate. The songs are put across with a natural swagger, never arrogant but striking all the same and it is those songs that hold the key to your frozen and musically abandoned heart. Sharp Darts are today's band for those that were forgotten about at around the time when music went 'angular' The bleakest of dawns when all you needed to be in a band was a wealthy father, a student union card and a heavy knit jumper. Don't worry people, all is not lost, Sharp Darts are here to save your life..." (PANIC MUSIC)
"Like a pre-smack Pete Doherty" - (BANG THE DRUM MAGAZINE)
"Future prospects" - (TELEGRAPH & ARGUS)
"Watch out for this Uk based band, they're doing things very special" - (CASSIE DELTA, KBYD RADIO, TEXAS, USA)
"Really tight rhythm section, musically adept and create an impressive wall of sound. Sharp Darts take the traditional rock/indie set up and do something that is distinctively 'Sharp Darts' with it - creating something with a sharp modern feel" - (DAVID BURTON, BINGLEY MUSIC LIVE)
THE MEXANINES ----> http://www.facebook.com/themexanines
'The Mexanines are a three piece, bluesy indie/rock band from Bradford, combining big riffs and flowing melodies, with toe tapping beats to get the audience moving. They've played a whole host of venues like the Bingley Music Live Festival 2010, The Factory in Manchester, and The O2 Academy Leeds; It was here in fact the band won a competition that confirmed their slot on the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds and Reading 2011.' - (BBC Introducing at Reading & Leeds Festival)
'The Mexanines opened the BBC Introducing stage on Sunday with a groovy-laden, 70s rock'n'roll inspired set, complete with leather jackets and just enough swagger to convince the early-risers gathered round the stage.' (The Reading Chronicle)
'Next up were the incredible Mexanines, who held so much swagger you would be forgiven for thinking they were playing a headline slot. Front man James Brander did much to secure the attention of the females in the crowd and had them swooning over every word, but every member of this band really does have stage presence in abundance. With a sound that fits somewhere between Kings of Leon Southern rock and good-old British indie-rock, they inspire a uniquely-enjoyable, foot-tapping experience.' (Carpe Musica)
NEW YORK ALCOHOLIC ANXIETY ATTACK ----> http://www.facebook.com/NewYorkAlcoholicAnxietyAttack
'New York Alcoholic Anxiety Attack are a fresh & exciting young band'. (Rolling Stones producer, Chris Kimsey)
"One of the best things about being a music reviewer is when you come across a band who are genuinely trying to do something different and doing it well. ...I'm sure I can't be the only one who thinks that the most exciting music is always made by the innovators rather than the followers. I've seen New York Alcoholic Anxiety Attack live a few times ...Word of advice - go see this band if they play near you and let your mind be opened a bit. You'll thank them for it." (Purerawk e-zine)
LOUISE DISTRAS ----> http://www.facebook.com/louisedistras?sk=app_178091127385
"Young, wild, and armed with an acoustic guitar, Louise Distras sings of desperate situations, dodging bullets, final stands and hostile towns with the coarse emotional vigour of a reckless outlaw. Her anthemic melodies grab hold with a fierce bite while her lyrics are fraught with futile sentiments, fearful vulnerability and aggressive defiance.
Her voice cuts through the tracks with the same visceral intimacy of Jamie T's 'Panic Prevention', or Billy Bragg's 'Levi Stubbs Tears'.
Folk punk may strike some as somewhat of a contradiction in stylistic terms but Ms. Distras ties the fast paced aggression of Joe Strummers Wild - West rebellious attitude to the rustic charm of the current 'folk revival' with jaunty skill and the result sound is distinctive, appealing and instantly memorable.
With lyrics more in common with Jackson Cage than Eliza Doolittle, there's real fury and commitment.
This animal will claw the skin off your face if you get it riled. Don't underestimate it. 4/5" (WE ARE UNSEEN)
" A Yorkshire cousin to Mumford & Sons, Ben Marwood, Frank Turner and Laura Marling, we could be hearing a female 21st century Joe Strummer with the ability to declare eventhe most casual of lines as if it's the most essential statement a musician can make.
Uplifting music, stripped of commercial or gimmicky, tired hooks which surround the music scene this music is unapologetic in it's traditional beauty. This woman knows her way around 6 strings."
SHATTERED GLASS MEDIA
"A rogue-folk hybrid somewhere between Bikini Kill and Martha Wainwright, much hyped and knee deep in so much critical acclaim it probably makes her bleed from the inside out. 7/10" SUBBA - CULTCHA
"Who needs Brody Dalle when you have Louise Distras?
When we think of some of the most successful and influential singer-songwriters of recent years,we will often remind ourselves of softly-voiced angels sharing blissful, heart-hugging songs.
Be warned now; Louise Distras has arrived to ruthlessly shatter such stereotypes.
Her songs are competently constructed and delivered with astounding power, proving that she possesses the qualities to rise above the average aspiring artist.
It is quite conceivable that Distras could become the next Frank Turner."
Expect to hear from DJs
The Doors / Bob Dylan / Jimi Hendrix /The Who / Kiss / Iggy Pop / The Meteors / The Cramps / Gary Numan / The Smiths / Pulp / Primal Scream / Gil Scott-Heron / Roxy Music / Joy Division / Muse / The Black Keys / Foals / Passion Pit / Crystal Castles / Neon Indian / James Blake / I Blame Coco / Bear In Heaven / Four Tet / Pantha Du Prince / Gold Panda / Washed Out / MGMT / Caribou / Hot Chip / MIA / The Specials / Dan Le Sac / The Horrors / Sleigh Bells / Teeth / Summer Camp / Glasser / Foster The People / Holy Fuck / Jamie xx / The Whitest Boy Alive / Bonobo / Best Coast / Real Estate and many more..
DOORS @ 8PM