Clone Quartet Star in Windmill Xmas Party
Syndicated from today's Metro Newspaper [London Edition] My Sad Captains Live At The Brixton Windmill Christmas Party
Tucked away off Brixton Hill, The Windmill has long been a bastion of of ace independant music programming. Despite the name, this pub venue looks gritty rather than pretty, but it's gigs attract a convivial crowd of regulars and exciteable newcomers.
And while there are certainly bigger stars performing elsewhere this weekend, you'll arguably have the most fun with the Windmill's exuberant indie selection box on Sunday (16/11/07). Before then, it's also worth checking out Saturday's (15/11/07) French indie bill (£4), featuring the sublime Monade (fronted by Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier).
Sunday night's Xmas Party headliners are Belfast's excellent Clone Quartet, showcasing the electro rock of their new album 'Well-Oiled Machine'. This bunch mould snazzy songs from analogue rhythms, electric
guitars and drawling vocals.
There's copious up-and-coming variety in support, including winsome new Fortuna Pop! tunesmiths My Sad Captains , the buoyantly catchy Winners and Olympic Lifts, whose sound is propelled by hip hop beats and surreal rhymes; their single "I Am Cursed" is due out in January.
Watch out too, for Betty and the Werewolves, who wield the kind of rollicking, B-movie-patterned retro rock you'd expect from such a loudly titled quartet.
Further guests are yet to be announced but the bill already promises quality and quantity for a bargain price - a rare treat in the capital.
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