The Slow Club plus Furlined
Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 19:30
Bristol, United Kingdom
Slow Club with support from Furlined
Sheffield’s Slow Club and Bristol’s own Furlined are two bands united by the rare talent of being able to craft gorgeous songs that somehow turn melancholy to joy.
Slow Club have a reputation for playing brilliant Christmas shows. They’ve released a festive song and EP in successive years and also used to perform an annual end of year gig at London’s Union Chapel. In fact this year their London Christmas show will be at the 2500 capacity Koko – a very real indicator that this will be the last chance to see them in an intimate setting.
It was the duo’s second album Paradise that tipped their career into the steller path it’s on now. Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor deliver sweet harmonious hooks, rollacking beats and exuberant yelps and yips, all held together by some breath-taking harmonizing. Slow Club are defined by their own distinct and powerful partnership - Charles with bruised vocal, rasping guitar and disarming lightness of touch; Rebecca with her dash of Northern Soul and sharp wit, playing stand up drums. This is a show that whatever the weather is like you will be guaranteed to leave with a warm smile.
"More than folking troubadours, Slow Club are a revelation."NME
"A sing-along that’s both swoonsome and sinister" SUNDAY TIMES
"They have more passion and creativity in one song than many others do in a whole album." ARTROCKER
"Not something you get to see and hear every day. Don’t miss them." INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY
We think Furlined are one of the jewels of the Bristol music scene. Singer songwriter, Neil Crossley echoes Lloyd Cole or Edwin Collins in his literary melancholia countered by a life affirming optimism. However, Crossley’s rich honeyed baritone is perhaps most reminiscent of Richard Hawley and perfectly highlighted by Tegan Evererett’s swooning cello. With two highly acclaimed albums under their belt Furlined have a great catalogue of perfectly formed songs to draw from.
“Morrissey meets Americana – superb songs with an irresistible English wit” Total Guitar
“ A swoon-worthy debut. Furlined’ songs celebrate distinctively English preoccupations – quirkiness, wordplay, pastoral imagery, drink – all awhile avoiding the obvious rhyme or melody in favour of something striking and playful” Venue
Slow Club 9.30pm
Our Street food Hut will be open till late serving delicious Tartiflette, slow roast pork and yummie Salads, or alternatively...
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A board to share of...
- Beautiful spanish meats and cheese, pickles, olives and a fresh ‘agro dolce’ vegetable salad, whole roasted elephant garlic & rosemary foccacia
- For those that are vegetarian the meat will be substituted with a beetroot, feta & cumin dip and a lentil, tomato & coriander salad
- Patatas Bravas
- Salt Pollock fritters & aioli
- Roast winter vegetables, capers, herbs, parmesan & breadcrumbs
- Purple sprouting broccoli, garlic, chilli & lemon
And don’t forget to check out the fabulous ‘Santa’s Grotto Cocktail bar’