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Before headlining our debut Manchester show at The Castle Hotel last week (3 March), Dog Is Dead performed an acoustic session for our friends over at Crack In The Road in the upstairs room of the venue.
One of the songs they stripped down, ‘Hands Down’, was a highlight of their set later on in the evening – and displays their already impressive grasp of harmony, melody and hooks. It also recalls a good number of lauded acts of the last few years: Local Natives, Fleet Foxes, Mystery Jets and Mumford And Sons are just some names that spring to mind – a possible reason for the sudden outbreak of Dog Is Dead fever within the UK music industry. At the time of writing they remain unsigned, a status we don’t expect to last for too much longer.
The aforementioned track is sure to be omnipresent during the forthcoming summer festival season too, a large number of which they’re due to appear at. So learn the words now and look all smug when you’re standing in a field somewhere in the UK later on this year, alongside a whole bunch of boozed up lads waiting for the start of Kasabian’s set.
Check out a Crack In The Road’s review of the show here.
February 12th, 2011 • 1 comment News
Tags: Dog Is Dead, Headstrong, LAISSEZ FAIRE CLUB, Manchester, Northern Quarter, Oldham Street, River Jordan, Slow Motion Shoes, The Castle Hotel, The Collectable Few, Underachievers
First things first – we’d like to (slightly belatedly) thank all of you for making our recent fourth birthday shows so memorable and successful. The second night at The Macbeth, featuring Let’s Buy Happiness, The Collectable Few, Escapists and Channel Cairo, set a new LFC record in terms of attendance. It was a good old fashioned, sweaty rock ‘n’ roll gig that we’ll remember for a very long time. If you were there on the night – or even if you weren’t – check out this excellent photo blog of the evening courtesy of The Ladies Toilet.
Moving on to more current affairs – after four years of promoting in the capital, we felt it was about time to spread our wings a little and branch out into the world of regional promotion. Our first stop of this new and exciting chapter is Manchester – a city with such a fantastic musical heritage, it seemed an obvious place to start. We’re putting on a bill on Thursday 3rd March at The Castle Hotel (a venue we absolutely loved during In The City last year) on Oldham Street, featuring Nottingham’s about-to-break Dog Is Dead, our latest signings (for their hook-heavy debut 7″ “Headstrong”) The Collectable Few and buzzy local outfit The Cold One Hundred, who seek inspiration from great Manchester bands of yesteryear such as The Smiths, Joy Division and The Chameleons, or a ‘pre digital age’ (High Voltage).
On the decks are Underachievers, an established MCR club night, and as always LFC DJs will be spinning the best new indie, electro and rock ‘n’ roll till whenever people decide to call it a day. Given the attention all the bands on the bill have been receiving in the last few months, this could well be one of those ‘I was there’ shows. Just a head’s up. Grab tickets for just £5 and RSVP to the Facebook event via our events page.
Hey Laura have joined the bill for our Christmas show on Tuesday 14 December. Get down early for this one – doors open at 7:30pm.
It’s been a great 2010 for Laissez Faire Club – we started off the year showcasing three great acts at Notting Hill Arts Club’s RoTa event, one of which, Ice Black Birds, became the first ever signing to LFC Records. Along the way, we’ve DJ’ed in New York and Paris, as well as hosted hotly-tipped Let’s Buy Happiness’ debut London show and put on a handful of memorable evenings at Camden’s Lock Tavern and The Flowerpot (RIP).
The good news for you lot is that we’re celebrating all of this with a special Christmas knees-up at The Queen Of Hoxton on Tuesday 14 December. Headlining will be Nottingham’s superb Dog Is Dead, who describe themselves as ‘Louis Armstrong lost in disco’ playing ‘uplifting pop for jazz junkies and choir folk’. An enticing proposition we’re sure you’ll agree. This will be the band’s final show of the year, and they’ll be treading the boards at Laissez Faire Club just prior to an appearance in the final episode of the current series of Skins early next year.
Support comes from our very own aforementioned psychedelic blues revivalists Ice Black Birds, who’ll be rounding off a great year of their own, one that has seen them wow audiences from Manchester to Paris to Utrecht. More bands will be announced very shortly. In any case, the lineup is already not one to be missed. We expect considerable things from both these acts in 2011.
Advance tickets are a snip at £5 (it’ll be more on the day of the show), and can be booked here. If you’re coming, please let us know by RSVP’ing to the Facebook event, where you’ll also find more details on the show.