Idle Fret's 3rd Birthday Party Special Featuring:
The Pre New
Evans The Death
Pete Wiggs (Saint Etienne/The Séance) - DJ
John Sweeney (Steroid Abuse) - DJ
Idle Fret DJs
Ian and Sophia - DJ
Sunday 7th July 2013
3:00pm - 11:00pm
The Lock Tavern
35 Chalk Farm Road
▲ The Pre New
First there was World Of Twist, then there was Earl Brutus, then came the glam rock, neo disco, synth pop, post punk of The Pre New.
Pop Music for Post-Men Cathedral City Rock Pylons Time Travel Entertainment.
"The Pre-New are modern not post modern. They are a sonic snapshot of 2012 in all of its glorious mundanity. Resplendent in Polo Ralph Lauren yellow and pink, taking potshots at civic art, Foxtons The Estate Agents, text conversation abbreviations and Susan Boyle. They are rock stars. They eat Mars Bars. They are a band for our times" - The Quietus.
▲ Neils Children
Idle Fret favourites Neils Children will be joining us to play songs from their critically acclaimed new album Dimly Lit.
"In Dimly Lit they've only gone and confounded their detractors once more in unleashing one of this year's finest albums. 9/10." - Drowned in Sound
"Beautiful, cinematic psychedelia. A definite contender for album of the year. 8/10" - Louder Than War
"...musical magpies... mixing and matching with verve and intelligence. Well worth checking out." - Shindig! Magazine
"...have spawned a genuinely wonderful record... an engaging, whip-smart and beautifully textured production. Welcome back Neils Children. 8/10" - Loud & Quiet
▲ Evans The Death
Evans The Death make frenetic and infectious punk pop which exudes the kind of unbridled charisma, intelligence, and runaway energy that promises a singularly exciting future for the band. Named after the undertaker in Dylan Thomas's Under Milk Wood, Evans The Death are poised to fulfill their potential as one of the most refreshing and exhilarating new groups around. Elegantly handled self-deprecation, mordant wit, and a willingness to embrace your own awkwardness go a long way when you have the sophisticated grasp on the things that make music exhilarating, nervy, and vital which Evans The Death manifestly do.
"They’ve created what, as far as I can tell, is the Perfect Pop Album." - Popmatters 8/10
"The band perfectly capture the angst and joy of youth through scuzzy guitar work and echoing vocals… And just like the best young bands, their debut album is bursting with infectious, coming undone music - and brimming with vigour and ambition." - The 405
"Evans The Death are something of a revelation. Although still only in their teens, they've quickly established themselves as a major force on the DIY underground scene." - Drowned in Sound
▲ Joseph Coward
Moving in the same circles as Charlie Boyer and Toy, and with a couple of impressive 7” single releases behind him on the O Genesis label, Joseph is currently touting a single on Blank Editions.
His take on atmospheric post punk casts chiming shadows through an Echo & The Bunnymen shaped prism of multi-layered guitars and low-fi loops to impressive effect. With a voice reminiscent of obscure late 80’s indie troubadour Bill Pritchard, fragile yet attractive, he also channels the sound of Smiths-era underground British guitar pop.