Friday, 18 June 2010
Tnere's a cracking triple-bill at the The Stags Head on Sunday all kicking off at 7.30.
London-based THE SEE SEE are Richard Olson, Pete Greenwood, Kevin Peyok, Paulie Cobra and Ben Swank who originally hail from as far apart as Malmo (SE), Detroit (US), Leeds (UK) and Auckland (NZ). With histories in bands like The Soledad Brothers, The Waxwings and The Eighteenth Day Of May, together they set out for new adventures in rock and roll and psychedelia under the Ma Rainey-inspired moniker The See See.
After a debut single that sold out in under a week, a support tour with The Raconteurs and a reputation for lively, exuberant and occasionally chaotic live shows, The See See released their second (sold out) 7” single "Keep Your Head" in early 2009. The band are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album which is due out in 2010.
In their former guise as Murry The Hump, THE KEYS recorded 3 sessions for John Peel, signed to Too Pure, were lauded by the NME for their ‘glorious jangle-pop’, counted Joe Strummer, Keith Allen and Damien Hirst among their biggest fans and were the “ best band in Britain” according to Alex James and Damon Albarn. Now firmly re-established under their new name the band’s fine pedigree on the local scene and well beyond, has seen them supporting Love legend Arthur Lee, and newer acts like Sleepy Sun and the Noisettes; and enjoying radio play on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Wales, Jonathon Ross’ Radio 2 show, and numerous 6music shows.
The Keys’ new album ‘Fire Inside’ was self produced and recorded with the help of producer Charlie Francis (R.E.M, The High Llamas) and shows that the Keys are right up there with the Super Furry Animals and Gorkys Zygotic Mynci as purveyors of high quality Welsh guitar pop.
INSTANT FLIGHT, London based 4-piece band, has been described on several reviews as one of the greatest pop/rock/psychedelic bands in the U.K. of the past few years. It’s no surprise they‘ve been picked by Legendary Arthur Brown as his backing band from time to time - he features on 2 tracks on their 1st album"Colours & Lights"produced by Gary Ramon(Sundial). Their sound is influenced by The Doors, Beatles, Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, Surf Music, Ennio Morricone, Rock'n'roll & yet the feel of the songs is timeless, catchy & powerful. Their new album "Endless Journey" released by Headspin Records/Clearspot, is having a very good response in U.K. and abroad & they are positively mentioned on biography”God of Hellfire". INSTANT FLIGHT are: Marco Magnani(guitar & vocals), Charles Bennett (keyboards), John O'Sullivan(bass), James Ovens(drums)Lucie Rejchrtova(Keyboards on their last album).They have played regularly in London, the rest of U.K.and Europe. They played on the same bill as Graham Coxon, Sun Dial, Pentangle, Arthur Brown himself, Country Joe & the Fish, Circulus & many more.
Posted by Nick Bob at 11:42