Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Pastry Club #3-Marybell Katastrophy, My Tiger My Timing and Murder

I know I'm crap (don't remind me) but promise solemnly to start blogging again post-SPOT. Promise, promise, promise. In the meantime, it's Pastry #3!

Tuesday 10th June 2008 ~ 93 Feet East, London

Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £6 on the door / £5 in advance from
Venue: 93 Feet East, 150 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU 020 7247 3293
Public Transport: Nearest Tube: Liverpool Street / Aldgate East. Bus Routes: N8, N25, N11, N26, N35, N149, N214, N253, 8, 35 and 149

The Pastry Club is proud to present the first UK shows from two of Denmark's brightest and boldest critically acclaimed bands.

First band on, Murder are one of Denmark's brightest new hopes. The name might promise hardcore heavy metal, but the reality is somewhat different. The music that the critically-acclaimed duo produce is as surprising as their name- simultaneously sombre, uplifting, atmospheric and intense, Murder always produce something different. Similar in outlook to Tindersticks (who are apparently big fans) and Arab Strap, Jacob Bellens' characteristic voice is the focal point of a largely acoustic, 70s-inspired sound that invokes parallels with Nick Drake and late Johnny Cash. The music is sincere and straightforward, with equal parts Nordic melancholy and heart-warming Americana. Their astonishing live shows are regularly "Were you there?" moments that will be discussed for many years to come- with recommendations like that, it's worth your while checking them out…

My Tiger My Timing are Xperimental pop music from New Cross, whose influences include Fun Boy Three, Arthur Russell, TV on the Radio, Talking Heads & Blur. Always catchy, never predicatable, their members have played together in previous projects The Total Drop & Roaring Twenties, and also run Snakes & Ladders records. The music is simultaneously hypnotic and spellbinding, avant-guarde and exciting, naive and poppy - yet it retains the distinct, exciting identity of the burgeoning New Cross scene. They're bouncy, exciting and very, very dancable. The Pastry Club is their first gig, and we're very…very excited. Don't miss them, as they're bound to follow in the footsteps of their forefathers...

Just as we are about the next band. Marybell Katastrophy know no limitations when it comes to producing non-conformist avant garde playful pop. In the world of "Best new Band in Denmark" (various publications) Marybell Katastrophy, everything is allowed and possible. Releasing an astonishing series of EPs only on 10" and via, Marybell Katastrophy have shunned the traditional labels to produce something that's fresh, exciting, and quite unlike anything you've ever heard… Like singer Marie Højlund's former band, Tiger Tunes, Marybell Katastrophy are difficult to describe, though critics have compared their sound to everything from The Bangles on acid, to Kate Bush turned upside down… We think they're somewhere in the landscape between Johannes Brahms, Pixies and David Bowie, with a hint of Bjørk put in for good measure…

You'd be a fool to miss them.

In association with ROSA (the Danish Rock Council) -

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