Pushing Hands: MP3 + LFC show!
We’re always on the lookout for new, ear-grabbing talent here at LFC HQ, so when it falls in our lap via a perfunctory MySpace browse, it makes it all the more exciting.
We came across new London band Pushing Hands the other day whilst surfing the aforementioned site, and what immediately struck us was their nonchalant, laid back way around a catchy, perfectly formed pop song. Take for example “Cold Hands”, by all accounts an indie hit in waiting, it’s all over in under three minutes and guaranteed to stick in your head a hell of a lot longer.
Their influences range from seminal US Indie of the 90s (Yo La Tengo, Pavement) to current UK favourites Bombay Bicycle Club and The Maccabees, with singer Freddie Webb’s delicate croon certainly coming across Jack Steadman or Orlando Weeks at times (Think BBC’s “Always Like This” or The Maccabees’ “Toothpaste Kisses”). This is of course no bad thing in itself, and with more songs the quality of the three available to the public at the moment, it won’t be long until Pushing Hands are referenced when bloggers and journos attempt to describe bands of the future.
As far as we can see, they’ve played one gig to date – a well received debut show at Hoxton’s Underbelly earlier this month – and in line with what we’ve always tried to do, we’ve attempted to strike whilst the iron is hot and have invited them to play our next show at The Lock Tavern on Thursday 19 August. Alongside their scheduled live set, they’ll also be playing some of their favourite records later on, so get your slacker rock hat on and head on down the disco. We’ll see you there.