Hairy Recordings presents:
Lab Coast/Barbudo/The Dolce Vita/Pomeranian
Lab Coast + BARBUDO + The Dolce Vita + Pomeranian
Entry Requirements: 18+
Hairy Recordings are please to announce an evening of lo-fi pop frollics in the comfy confines of Brixton's iconic Windmill.
We're hugely excited to bring Canada's LAB COAST to South London. Hailing from Calgary, Alberta, the band already have four albums under their belt and will be releasing their first record in the UK, a compilation of their most beloved tracks, via Brighton's Faux Discx label this month. Drenched in noise yet chock full of melodies,** LAB COAST** are a blast of small-scale psych-pop that'll leave you swooning. Check em out here: https://labcoast.bandcamp.com/
The bearded boys of BARBUDO have become a rising fixture in the London indie scene. Their glorious blend of psychedelic sonics and sugary choruses can only mean that their days playing pubs n' clubs are surely numbered. Ere dem ere: https://autillobarbudo.bandcamp.com/releases
Formed by members of south coast favourites The Death Of Pop and Yoofs, *THE DOLCE VITA * already have the tunes to render them more than just a side project. https://soundcloud.com/thedolcevita
Opening the show are jagged garage punks POMERANIAN. They went down at storm at their last Hairy appearance with their instrument swapping antics so expect an opening set to moisten those ear drums. (So far their music only exists in the most abstract sense).
Lab Coast began in late 2008. The Calgary-based band revolves around the tunes recorded by founders David Laing and Chris Dadge (Chad VanGaalen, Alvvays, Samantha Savage Smith) in various basements around the city. The songs are compact, tightly-wound strings of melody and bustling rhythms, the seeds of which are conjured up by Laing as he wanders around various city parks and neighbourhoods, at night and in the daylight. Their latest album, Remember The Moon, is out now on Wyatt Records, and features the single “Bored Again”, which the Toronto Star called “a brisk blast of fizzy/fuzzy wonderfulness”.
BARBUDO have been playing shows and parties around London and the south for over a year now. The core of the band are two brothers: Ben & Harry Stanworth, who write, record and share vocal duties, joined by Elliot on bass and Tom on drums for their live sets. All songs are written and recorded at their home, which also serves as a performance space for impromptu house parties and gigs. BARBUDO all possess impressive manes, so it makes it particularly apt that their debut EP, entitled ‘BARBUDO EP’, has been released on London-based DIY label Hairy Recordings.
Like the mesmerizing cover artwork on their debut EP, BARBUDO's sound is warm, inviting and seductive. The centrepiece is undoubtedly the gorgeous vocal harmonies of the Stanworth brothers, their plush voices embellishing sumptuous vocal hooks that Kevin Parker could only dream of. Added to this, each track is a delectable nugget of pop nous, painstakingly crafted so that no aspect is superfluous or detracts from the song's impact. The music manages to be punchy whilst possessing a distinctly 'underwater' feel. In part, this is due to the band's signature warbled and jangly guitars and a preference for vintage equipment to create a widescreen, textured sound. Few artists can combine such complete musical vision with this level of self-assured songwriting, especially when self-produced. As such, BARBUDO is front-room pop at its finest- laid back and sensual, yet instantly memorable.
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