The Fireworks + The Luxembourg Signal
Saturday 18th July 2015
Oh Peas! + Carol's Indie Disco (DJ)
Doors 7:30 pm
London/Brighton noise-pop band The Fireworks and new project by indie-noise band The Luxembourg Signal play an Indietracks Festival co-headline warm up show in Brighton.
London/Brighton noise pop band The Fireworks were formed in 2011 when Matthew Rimell (of Big Pink Cake, the indiepop dance night) began singing songs to friends over the phone. They convinced him to turn it into something more tangible and The Fireworks were born! He was later joined by Emma Hall (ex-Pocketbooks) on vocals, Isabel Albiol on bass, and original Wedding Present/Popguns drummer Shaun Charman. Inspired by the thrilling rush of melody and noise found on records by bands like the Shop Assistants, and the Jesus and Mary Chain, but with a distinctive sound of their own, the group have released two sold out singles (“The Fireworks EP” and “Runaround”) leading up to the debut LP “Switch Me On”, released on Shelflife Records of Portland (US) in February 2015. The album has received brilliant reviews, with “Tightrope” played extensively on BBC 6Music, and is to be repressed for re-release at the end of May.The band have also been playing live throughout the UK, and are just back from a short tour of Germany. The gig in Brighton is a warm up for an appearance at the Indietracks Festival in Derbyshire.
“a satisfying guitar thrash with a splash of feedback, boy girl harmonies and life affirming melodies to create perfectly formed indie pop goodness.” – The VPME
The Luxembourg Signal
New project by members of Aberdeen and Trembling Blue Stars; Johnny Joyner, Beth Arzy and Brian Espinosa began a project with Betsy Moyer and Ginny Pitchford to create a spacier, noisier, and more mature sound that occasionally harkens back to their early 90s roots. Self-titled debut album out on Shelflife, Summer 2014.
“perfect for warm weather wandering.” – Line of Best Fit
Oh Peas! is Rosie Smith, a Cardiff-based music maker. Her solo debut Shades of Intolerance, drawn from a clutch of utterly great Soundcloud demos, was as essential as it was unexpected; a dreamily playful cluster of ticklish robo-pop and unpicked lo-fi sketches that were utterly charming, sparklingly witty and catchy like a summer cold. There’s a lightness of touch to her writing that allows her to be brittle and poignant while remaining casually offhand and caustically funny, never more so than on the title track of her follow-up EP Year of the Horse. Think a cross between Kate Bush and Penny Crayon.
“With her sweet voice and bare chords played with loose, quick wrists, Oh Peas! brings a joyful, honest poppy sound to the night” – After Dark
DJ set from Carol’s Indie Disco