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The Walkmen

Wednesday 26th January 2011

Selling Fast

Treefight for Sunlight

At Concorde 2

Doors 8:00 pm

Price £12.50 / £14.50

Formed in 2002 by members of celebrated indie rock bands Jonathan Fire*Eater and The Recoys, The Walkmen burst through New York City’s crowded garage rock scene with their debut album Everyone Who Pretended To Like Me Is Gone. Recorded in the band’s analogue Harlem studio, Marcata Recording, the album captured public and critical attention for its freshness, use of atmosphere, and vintage instrumentation. Where the debut focused on restraint and sonic exploration, the band’s highly anticipated follow-up Bows & Arrows tightened their sound and reached for grandeur. It would spawn indie rock anthem ‘The Rat’ and inspire numerous young bands to cut their hair, button up oxford shirts, and ditch their converse. Two albums followed including 2006’s A Hundred Miles Off and the band’s song-by-song cover of Harry Nilsson and John Lennon’s 1974 classic Pussy Cats. The former polarized fans and critics while the latter served as a last-call to Marcata Recordings – relinquished that year in a Columbia University land grab.