Standard Fare had a great 2010 that saw the release of their critically acclaimed debut album The Noyelle Beat, festival appearances at Latitude, Indietracks, In the City and SWN and two US tours, including playing at SXSW. Hot on the heels of releasing the poptastic single “Suitcase” on Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation, we’re thrilled to have the Sheffield indiepoppers headline our premiere show.
Red Shoe Diaries are five friends from Nottingham who write pop songs for messed-up grown-ups. The band have built a reputation from playing with the likes of The Wave Pictures, Ballboy, Allo Darlin’ as well as numerous BBC radio sessions. One previous self-released EP has received much praise. Check out the outstanding When I Find My Heart… EP out now on Fika Recordings.
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. With their compellingly unhinged and hyper-intelligent pop the band look set to blaze a trail through 2011 and beyond. The double A-sided single Threads/I’m So Unclean on Fortuna POP! is a must have.
The band rarely DJ so we’re delighted that one of the finest bands around at the moment will be playing for us. Their debut LP was a standout for us last year so it’s a pleasure to welcome them to the club. They will be DJing from 10:30pm to midnight so make sure you’re there in time for what promises to be a brilliant set!
It’s always nice to have people come down early and listen to some of the quieter indiepop records that we play. So to mark its 25th anniversary we will be playing Felt’s classic album Forever Breathes the Lonely Word in full from 9pm. You can post your requests on the Facebook event.
We’ll be giving out free mix CDs to the first 25 people through the door. This will be our third compilation and it’s a mix we’ve put together consisting of the best of 2011 so far featuring the likes of Veronica Falls, The Wave Pictures, Acid House Kings and Butcher Boy.