Saturday, September 27, 2008


The Pastry Club #5 in association with ROSA ‘The Danish Rock Council’

Choir of Young Believers +I Got You On Tape +The Lofty Heights +Good Times Good Times

Date: Wednesday October 1st 2008

Time: 8.00 PM

Tickets: £5 adv //£6 door // NUS £3

Venue: Amersham Arms 388 New Cross Road, London SE14 6TY

Transport: New Cross B.R. / E. London Line Replacement Bus / Buses. 453 / 436 / 36 / 177 / 171 / 21 / 136 225 321 / N21 / N36

The Pastry Club is delighted to present music at a new venue to soothe your Autumn blues. If we could define “hygge” in any meaningful way, then we’d say it’s going to be a “hyggelig” night…

Good Times Good Times (UK) writes rather the perfect folksy blues for a dark evening in South London. Sometimes a one-man band, other times a 4 or 5 man band, the only things that you’ll ever really know is that this is music for the soul. One to watch with a warm heart.

Choir of Young Believers’ (DK) songs sound as if they’re coming straight from the heart of the two song-writing brothers Jannis and Noya Makrigiannis; the music itself sounds equally heartfelt and thoughtful. The songs build up slowly, constantly adding one brilliantly clear element after another to end in intense (often loud) climaxes. Choir of Young Believers are an example of the singer-songwriter genre taken far above the coffee house chain friendly level, to become grander, more unorthodox and much more insistent.

I Got You On Tape (DK) are another Pastry Club favourite. Imagine you’re sitting in a luxury car, insulated from the chilly city outside by that particular quietness.. I Got You On Tape are a bit like this; their dark, smooth sound insulates the listener from the outside. The melodies are strong and shift between hard guitar driven and more trippy organ based. Lead singer Jacob Bellen’s voice is deep and warm, and the inner city poetic songs slide softly in the most beautiful manner.

The Lofty Heights (UK/US) is 'the brainchild of a Californian transplanted in to worn down Dalston, Greg Griffin's London project The Lofty Heights revolves around the genius idea of combining the laid back sounds of his native state with the traditional folk song of the East End. The results are rather spectacular; wistful surf dirges that talk about lost loves, home sickness and the ancient people of France, that all have a cockney sing-a-long quality about them. A bit like the Shins deciding to cover Chas and Dave songs.

About the Pastry Club

The Pastry Club is a Danish Music Showcase in London, formed in 2007. The first Pastry Club took place at 93 Feet East on 19th February 2008, to an amazing reception, and has been running ever since…

*Hygge is a Danish word, not really definable in English. Hygge is usually inadequately translated as coziness. This is too simplistic: coziness relates to physical surroundings – a jersey can be cosy, or a warm bed - whereas hygge has more to do with people’s behaviour towards each other. It is the art of creating intimacy: a sense of comradeship, conviviality, and contentment rolled into one. To have a hyggelig time is social nirvana in Denmark.

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