Archive for April, 2010

I Want To Go To Mexico

A band to catch our attention in the last six months has been the London based Vadoinmessico, a collective of musicians from all over – Italy, Mexico, Austria and Blighty itself. They play a mostly blissed out brand of indie-folk with Mediterranean connotations, and indeed their music does take the listener to a sunnier, better place. In fact, their name is Italian for ‘I Want To Go To Mexico’, which certainly fits in with such romanticism.

Their folky, acoustic leanings (and liberal use of a banjo in their arrangements) have led to recent comparisons with scene torchbearers Mumford & Sons and Aussie space cadets Empire Of The Sun, but this is of course lazy – their sound is unique and very much their own. It’s this individuality that won them a number of high profile showcases at SXSW just gone, as well as a couple of warm up in shows in New York prior to the industry free-for-all down in Austin.

Laissez Faire Club was at the majority of these gigs, and was so impressed we invited them to headline our first showcase at The Lock Tavern in Camden last Thursday 22nd, for what was in effect their UK homecoming after a well received jaunt in the US of A. Again, we were most taken with what we saw, as were the sizeable number who turned up to see them.

Check out the video below of their track In Spain, filmed at the Driskill Hotel during their time in Austin last month.

LFC001 – As Birds We’d Be Fine

Laissez Faire Club is very pleased to announce that it will be taking the long awaited step into the world of record releases on 14 June!

We will be releasing As Birds We’d Be Fine, the second single from Brighton based Ice Black Birds, who you may have seen grace the LFC stage on several occasions in the past – including their last single launch with us at The Old Queen’s Head on 29 March (where the music video below was filmed).

The lead track, which has already achieved national radio play from Steve Lamacq on 6Music, will be backed by live favourite Doors, and will be available on 300 Limited Edition 7″ Vinyl and Download from Monday 14 June.

The band will also be touring the UK in the forthcoming weeks to support the release, culminating in a Laissez Faire Club show at The Flowerpot in London on Tuesday 15 June. Support on the night will come from Them Changes and The Jacquerie, entry is free and copies of the single will be available to purchase.

Check out the full list of dates here.

Past LFC performance