SUNDAY 28TH OCTOBER at The Buffalo Bar, Islington
BIG WAVE ‘ONLY YOU’ SINGLE LAUNCH FT:
BIG WAVE + HELLA BETTER DANCER + THE TUTS + YOUNG ROMANCE
Doors: 19.30. Advance Tickets £5 via wegottickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/188386
Beautiful Strange is delighted to host the single launch party for the debut vinyl release by Torquay five piece Big Wave, ‘Only You’. With all fingers crossed they’ll be advanced copies of the single on sale on the night (official release date is November 5th) and they’ll be give-aways throughout. The first 20 people through the doors on the night will receive a goody bag with a selection of nice things, vinyl, tapes, badges and more.
“I stumbled across Big Wave at the Buffalo Bar. They were on a bill with Tender Trap and their jangle surf tinged pop was a like a blast of a fresh sea breeze… Big Wave have a sound that crosses a hinterland that has indiepop flirting with the poppy moments of dreampop. Their sound is reminiscent of the finest Swede pop (think Sambassadeur or The Radio Dept. at their most pop). You’re all gonna love this band”. Trev at Oddbox Records
HELLA BETTER DANCER - https://www.facebook.com/hellabetterdancer
”..the HBD kids are getting ready to take London, Great Britain and the Universe by storm. With some serene and affecting melodies entwined with crisp riffs & beats and all taking place in a sparse, echo filled expanse..”- Matt Simmonds, SGTMT
THE TUTS - https://www.facebook.com/thetuts
“Part of an ongoing girl-band renaissance that takes in everything from the dark post-punk of Savages and Zoëtrøpe to the lo-fi sounds of Woolf and Skinny Girl Diet, The Tuts instead take a refreshingly punked-up pop approach, citing their inspirations as everyone from The Beatles to Bikini Kill, and wielding enough classic-indie influences to make them serious contenders for mainstream appeal should word continue to spread. The icing on the cake? They deliver a guitar-girl-gang pop sass the country hasn’t seen since Kenickie or Shop Assistants.” The Girls Are
YOUNG ROMANCE - https://www.facebook.com/YoungRomanceMusic
“A wonderful noisy pop duo - Paolo and Claire are Young Romance. They write about love and doubt and dislocation, wrapping up their words in a layer of fuzz and distortion. They are inseparable. They live together, write together, finish each other’s sentences and second-guess what the other’s going to say next. Sweet, charming, funny, and entirely self contained, they can bicker and joke with each other for hours on end, splendidly isolated as the world rushes on all about them”
Venue: The Buffalo Bar, 259 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 (just outside Highbury & Islington tube station). Map.