May 10th @ Moles
Kentucky based three piece Wax Fang are coming over to the UK for a series of dates to promote their latest album, La La Land, and to play at the fantastic All Tomorrows Parties a the invite of the legendary Pavement. La La Land may have been recorded above a morgue in the the bands native Louisville but it’s certainly not a morbid affair. Expect anthemic choruses and psyche-rock blow outs like on the American’s can do! The band also come with the ringing endorsement of Jim James of My Morning Jacket who refers to them as his favorite band!
With the new album and upcoming shows at ATP, The Great Escape, Dot to Dot Festival, Club NME at Koko and the Stag and Dagger festival we predict that Wax Fang will be one of the bands of the summer. Huw Stephen’s has also seen fit to include them on his “Music Sounds Better With Huw” compilation along side the likes of Pull Apart By horses, We Have Band and Gold Panda. Come and see them on their first UK date!
Support comes form Bristol based Relay Rips and Bath psyche-rockers Ulysses
A highlighted gig this month is Sweet Sweet Lies on the 15th April. Sweet Sweet Lies are grey-scale Mumford-esque folksters who have already made a big name for themselves in their native Brighton, and are looking to break through with their debut single ‘Overrated Girlfriend / The Day I Change’, out on 19th April on Dumb Angel. They have recently recorded a Stone Roses cover which created much appraisal from the likes of the NME and Radio 6.
Sweet Sweet Lies are singer-songwriters and guitarists Dominic VonTrapp and Michael Hayes, ably assisted by Ken Box (piano), Matt Sparkes (bass), Toby Horton (drums) and Kris Jones (trumpet). Intelligent and out of the ordinary- Sweet Sweet Lies combine urgent electro acoustic instrumental with witty, ironic and bittersweet vocals. They are a rock band at heart but with a strong blackhearted Country and Brighton?s own retro rockabilly scene influencing them the end result is far from just a rock band!
Having been an instant hit locally, word has spread across the country resulting in festival offers from Glastonbury, The Isle Of Wight Festival, The Secret Garden, Manchester?s In The City, Brighton?s The Great Escape and even The Big Chill so expect to see these guys climbing up the bills this summer!
It?s time for the rest of us to fall for Sweet Sweet Lies, and those silver-tongued rogues. We look forward to an eventful performance!
Tickets and more info on the night: http://www.moles.co.uk/listings/?lgig=d2e4f60c-c291-4599-a264-f0041787df4d&performance=1