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London based but very international outfit Vadoinmessico (they’ve got members from Mexico, Italy, Austria and Blighty), who we introduced to you a year ago after their appearances at SXSW 2010 (via this blog and also at an LFC night at The Lock Tavern), have finally got round to recording and releasing their debut single.
‘Curling Up Your Spine’, the follow up to their self released 2010 EP, sees the light of day digitally on 16 May through T.O.D.O./Outcaste and comes just after their recent support slots with Anna Calvi at her two sold out Bush Hall dates. It also precedes their long-awaited debut full length, ‘Archaeology Of The Future’, which is slated for a late summer unveiling.
The single showcases what they do best; blissed out, psychedelic folk with transportive qualities (also seen on free download ‘The Adventure Of A Diver’, below). Indeed, if you’d like to be whisked away for a whole hour or so, the band are marking the occasion with a launch party on Wednesday 18 May at Dalston Boys Club (68 Boleyn Road, N16) in London. Entry is £5, although we’re informed you’ll get a download code for said single if you show up grinning from ear to ear with bells on. We’ll be first in line.
The sun has finally reared its head after an extended absence, pale flesh is on show all over town and summer’s just around the corner. This can only mean: Wimbledon, Test cricket, Pimms, package holidays, a plethora of festivals and people fainting on the Tube due to the intense heat. We can’t wait. Here’s a 10-track playlist to drink cider in the park to:
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.