Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A 60's Summer at Shoreditch House

As I've mentioned before, youngest son and I have a music venture together. Our first pop-up event goes live on Sunday at London's funky Shoreditch House. If you're in town drop in and say hi to Dan, and enjoy some Summer 60's sounds.

At Red Rose Music we celebrate the past while also championing the future. This Sunday at Shoreditch House, London we are having our first pop up event: A 60’s Summer. We will be taking a look back at our favourite music from the one of the most influential periods of music history – it also marks the start of our personal journey to reignite music retail.

In the meantime I thought I would introduce you to some great bands of the present (and the future):

1. Gayngs

Since their debut album was released in May this year I have been waxing lyrical about Gayngs to anyone with even the remotest interest in music.

The brain child of Midwest producer Ryan Olson, Gayngs are a 23 piece, 80’s inspired, soft rock ‘supergroup’ that features collaborations from acts such as Bon Iver, Solid Gold and Megafaun. They are slow and sexy (the whole album is recorded at the snail pace 69bpm) and in my opinion ‘Relayted’ is one of the must-hear albums of 2010 so far. For fans of 10cc, you must hear Gayngs.

2. The Villainares

The Villainares are a Sydney 3 piece specialising in good times surf rock. I personally get a ‘Youth & Young Manhood’ Kings of Leon vibe from them and it is the perfect sound for Summer (just check out the video!). They are yet to put out anything to purchase but they are a band definitely worth keeping an eye on.

3. The Sandwitches

Breaking out at the South by Southwest Festival, The Sandwitches have backed up the early hype with a great new album ‘How to Make Ambient Sadcake’. The Sandwitches play dreamy but irresistable twee-pop and I guarantee you will be hooked after the first drum roll.

4. Tame Impala

Another great young Australian band. Tame Impala are a Perth based psychedelic rock group signed to the amazing Modular Recordings (home to Wolfmother and The Presets)

Tame do not need as much of an introduction as their debut album ‘Innerspeaker’ has been met with huge success and critical acclaim. Infectious songs that combine 60s psychedelic with 90s stoner rock, suiting John Lennon and Josh Homme fans alike.

5. 1,2,3

The Google proof 1,2,3 are a Pittsbugh duo with just one (albeit exceptional) 7-inch to their name. Like most of the other bands on this list they wear their influences very much on their sleeve, but even with their vintage and familiar sound they come across as original as any band out there.

They may only have 3 songs under their belt but every music blogger out there has already tipped them as a band going places.