Posts Tagged ‘The Social’

Allman Brown: “Ancient Light” EP release + launch party at The Social

We’re excited to say that Allman Brown will be releasing a new 4-track EP, entitled “Ancient Light”, on Monday 16 June via Akira Records. This is his first new music since last September’s “Sons And Daughters” EP (also on Akira), the lead track of which has accrued over 210,000 Spotify plays at the time of writing.

Allman will be launching “Ancient Light” with a special live performance at London’s Social on Wednesday 18 June. Support on the evening will come from Sophie Jamieson (who sings with Allman on new EP track “Fields Of England”) and Robyn Sherwell. Tickets are £5 in advance and are available here. Let us know if you’re coming by RSVP’ing to the event on Facebook.

The Static Jacks: 7″ release party at The Social, Monday 28 November

The Static Jacks – “Into The Sun” official video / 7″ pre-order / UK dates / Amazing Radio play

Hope you all had a good weekend, and if you came down to see Deep Sea Arcade on Friday, thank you. It was great fun. This morning, we’ve got a lot of news about our next 7″ release from New Jersey’s greatest band The Static Jacks. We’ve give it to you bit by bit, here goes:

The official video to the A-side of the single “Into The Sun” is now out, and you can watch it in all its glory above. Like all great music videos, we think it adds an extra dimension to an already very strong, fist-pumping track. Have a look and see what you think.

The 7″ vinyl (“Into The Sun” b/w the Made In Chelsea featuring “Mercy, Hallelujah”), out on 28 November, is now available to pre-order from the Laissez Faire Club shop. There are only 300 copies being pressed, and the first 50 will come with an exclusive, unique photograph taken by the band on their tour with The Wombats across the US & Canada – which is still in progress as we speak. You might get a picture of them partying with Murph backstage in Ohio. It might be an open road in Arkansas, or an all-American diner in Louisiana. We don’t know, and we’re as excited as anyone to get hold of one. It’s Ebay gold if nothing else.

UK dates! Yes, the band are making their first ever trip across the pond later this month to promote the aforementioned release, and will play the following:

Thursday 24 November
– 100 Club w/ Eagulls, Mazes

Friday 25 November – Club NME @ Koko w/ The Dancers

Saturday 26 November – O2 Academy, Bristol w/ Alabama 3

Monday 28 November – LFC night @ The Social (Single Launch Party) w/ Ice Black Birds, Fractures TICKETS / TICKET + SEVEN INCH BUNDLE DEAL

And finally, “Into The Sun” will be making its national radio debut on Charlie Ashcroft’s ‘Audition’ show on Amazing Radio this afternoon, at 1300 GMT. It’ll be repeated on Sunday 13 November, at 1600 GMT. After today’s show, listeners can vote for their favourite track, and the one with most votes will make the station’s main playlist. So, you know, be sure to head over to the site (or send a Tweet to Charlie saying how much you love the song) and do the right thing.

Laissez Faire Club: Monday 18 July @ The Social w/ Them Changes, Strangers & Sleepy Age (NZ)

We’re back in action this Monday night at The Social on Little Portland Street, after our successful opening night there back in May with Channel Cairo, Bravestation and Deep Sea Arcade.

This time, we’ve got an equally enticing lineup for you – exciting London trio Them Changes are booked to headline, with their punchy, hooky-as-hell, three minute power pop. Their self-promoted Hooligan Soup event at Camden’s Wheelbarrow has been causing quite a stir of late, and with their debut single ‘Lie To Me’ being released to much fanfare earlier this year, we’re predicting big things for this group. Check out their risque video to said single below, and come down and see what all the fuss is about.

Support comes from dark electro pop trio Strangers (who we introduced to you a little while ago), whose debut single ‘If I Found Love/It Was A Sin’ has just been released on 7″ via Killing Moon and is the subject of much industry whisper and buzz right now. With lead singer David Jones formerly fronting one of our favourite mid-noughties outfits The Departure (their ’05 album Dirty Words is a lost masterpiece), we’re delighted to have secured an early appearance from his new outfit. Again, this is the beginning of an exciting road.

It Was A Sin – [ EP2 ] by [STRANGERS]

Opening the evening are New Zealand synth / disco pop outfit Sleepy Age, who are currently in the middle of a maiden tour of the EU. Their video for ‘Decor’ is excellent, and has won them many a blog plaudit of late. We assume the live show will replicate this.

For ticket information, see our EVENTS page. We’d love to see you down there.

Deep Sea Arcade at Laissez Faire Club: 16 May


Photography by Nicolas Elliott

Trawling through the Internet, we came across these photos of Sydney’s Deep Sea Arcade playing for us at The Social on Little Portland Street last Monday night. If you were there, you’ll know what a great set it was – fizzing with character and energy, and jam packed with tunes. We’re proud to have hosted one of their two debut London shows.

Their single, ‘Lonely In Your Arms’, sees the light of day in the UK this Monday 30th through New Music Club, and the band are currently rounding off their maiden Euro tour with an appearance at Primavera Sound in Barcelona this Saturday 28th.

Check out set highlight (and B-side to LIYA) ‘Keep On Walking’ Below – it’s been stuck in our head since they walked off stage at the gig.



New LFC show announced: The Social, 16 May

We’re back in action on the live front in mid May, when we host an incredible international lineup on the 16th of the month at The Social on Little Portland Street.

Headlining the event are one of our favourite new bands, London’s Channel Cairo – they opened up the second night of our fourth birthday shows in January with such aplomb, we’ve invited them back to do it all over again. Think big, haunting, piano-led opuses, with hints of Jeff Buckley and The Cure. They’re a band very much on an upward trajectory, and as ever, we’re giving you a early head’s up to come and join the party.

Dandelions by channelcairo

Main support are the wonderful Bravestation from Toronto. This show will be their first ever appearance in the UK (and also outside of Canada) at the start of a maiden tour of the British Isles. Generating a bit of an online buzz, their dreamy, otherworldly sound has drawn comparisons to the likes of Yeasayer, Local Natives and Foals. We’d speculate this is a band you’ll kick yourself about missing as and when they go on to bigger things. Their debut 2010 EP below is FREE to download – acquaint yourselves now.

From the other side of the globe are Deep Sea Arcade (Sydney, Australia), who’ll be opening the evening. Again, local and national buzz in their homeland has spawned a debut international tour, and we’re delighted to have pinned them down for one of the dates, which also includes The Great Escape Festival in Brighton and Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Sound wise, this is classic, timeless pop, with hints of psychedelia and trip hop (their own words) – Beatles, Monkees, Beach Boys, all over in three minutes or under. It’ll probably transport you to Bondi Beach for at least half-an-hour or so in any case, and is a trip we can’t wait to go on.

Tickets for the gig are available now for just £5 and can be purchased here. RSVP to the Facebook event here. Further details are available on our events page.

Past LFC performance

MUMFORD AND SONS // OLD BLUE LAST // 24 OCT 2007