First Fifty: Fontaines D.C. + The Howl and The Hum + Chappaqua Wrestling

Thu Nov 29 2018

7:30 PM

The Macbeth

70 Hoxton Street London N1 6LP

Ages 18+

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  • Fontaines D.C.

    Fontaines D.C.

    Post-Punk

    Fontaines D.C. met as a quintet in Dublin, influenced and driven in equal measure by the rich history of their hometown’s counter-culture, their response has been to make concise and immediately authentic indie-punk that has done anything but fall on deaf ears.

    The last nine months have seen Fontaines D.C. release three hotly received double A-side singles, all of which were named as singles of the week by Rough Trade, and garnered early support from the likes of Steve Lamacq and others on BBC 6 Music, as well as earning feature space from every major Irish publication. Similarly, the band have played a number of shows across Europe, Ireland and the UK earning a reputation for their brooding and trenchant live performances, supporting the likes of The Horrors, Girl Band and The Lemon Twigs, as well as playing festival slots at Electric Picnic, Hard Working Class Heroes and Other Voices. 

    Previous singles such as ‘Liberty Belle’ and ‘Hurricane Laughter’ call to mind the likes of the Modern Lovers, The Fall, Iggy Pop and The Strokes, seamlessly blending immediate lyrical hooks with melodic golden-era indie instrumentation, and ‘70s Stooges punk thrust, all of which is strewn with defiant rock and roll overtones. On their new AA Side Single ‘Chequeless Reckless/ Boys In The Better Land" the band have decided to delve even deeper into their influences (which they personally cite as spanning from The La’s, to The Pogues to Buddy Holly) employing hypnotic, kraut-rock infused cyclical riffs, whilst channelling Dublin into their concise and often-unassumingly poetic lyrics with a distinctive gritty Irish drawl.

    "This band just keep getting better and better" - Rough Trade

    "Snarling, Swaggering Post Punk" - Stereogum

    "The energy, the urgency and the emotion of these brilliant new songs made me stand up and take notice that this is the band I've been waiting for" - John Richards - KEXP, Seattle

    "I've played this about 15 times since yesterday. It's a bit like hearing Idles for the first time. I really think there's something here" - Steve Lamacq / BBC 6 Music

  • The Howl & The Hum

    The Howl & The Hum

    Alternative Rock

    The Howl & The Hum are a miserable disco who write Bond themes for films where Jimmy is still hung up on that girl. They combine dark hypnotic pop with post-punk influences, pierced with lyrics that make you call your mum the next morning.

    Following acclaimed sets at Neighbourhood Festival and Loopallu and a debut tour of the Scottish Highlands in 2017, the York-based 4-piece embarked on their first headline tour in England in early 2018 to coincide with the release of new single ‘Portrait I’. Following this the band are releasing a series of new songs leading up to their first festival season featuring an appearance at Citadel Festival.

    "expansive indie songwriting that nods towards Massive Attack or Portishead." - Clash Magazine

    "Their debut EP, Godmanchester Chinese Bridge is just the right amounts of accessible yet still unerringly cool and ’emotional’." - Crack In The Road

    "The Howl And The Hum are a seriously great band, from whom you will be hearing a great deal more in the coming months." - Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

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First Fifty: Fontaines D.C. + The Howl and The Hum + Chappaqua Wrestling

Thu Nov 29 2018 7:30 PM

The Macbeth London
First Fifty: Fontaines D.C. + The Howl and The Hum + Chappaqua Wrestling
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