Late of the Pier
On October 24th during New York City's CMJ Music Festival, UK DJ extraordinaire, forward thinker and BBC's very own Pete Tong will be teaming up with Live Nation and launching the premier of a new music platform; the Insiders Music Series. "INSIDERS brings together an exciting combination of the hottest electronic artists and dj's for one extended night in the legendary Irving Plaza venue. A cutting edge 'micro' festival in the city." Explains Tong who aims to showcase some of the worlds biggest and burgeoning electronic acts from all over the world, all under one roof and for one night only this October at New York's historical Irving Plaza.The complete bill (happening at the historical magnificent wonderful legendary Irving Plaza I mean Fillmore): Soulwax + 2ManyDJs, Pete Tong, James Lavelle, Luciano, Rob da Bank, The Whip, and Late of the Pier...
"Boasting a back catalogue of songs that swing from glitchy electronica to 60s pastiche via comedy game-show music, Late of the Pier's set isn't exactly conducive to a calm atmosphere. And it's one of the best festival sets we've seen for a long while, in terms of enthusiasm from the fans and the sheer inventiveness of tracks like Bathroom Gurgle and Heartbeat. So much so we don't even care that we now have 17 pints of lager absorbed in our T-shirt." [Guardian]Tickets for the Irving Plaza show are now on sale. Unfortunately it is the same night as Roisin Murphy's U.S. debut.
Following their critically acclaimed Echoclistel Lambietroy digital EP, Late Of The Pier will release their remarkable debut album Fantasy Black Channel on January 13, 2009 on Astralwerks.Late of the Pier - 2008 Tour Dates
Produced by Erol Alkan, Fantasy Black Channelis an album full of undeniable highlights and features previous UK singles 'Space And The Woods', 'Focker', 'The Bears Are Coming' and 'Bathroom Gurgle'as well as the future-classic 'Heartbeat'.
Recorded at Late Of The Pier's Nottingham home studio and London's Miloko Studios, Fantasy Black Channelis a massively daring album in terms of scope and ambition. It segues between musical styles with fleet footed fluidity, constantly experimental and boundary-pushing yet focused and - at its core -unashamedly pop.
Late Of The Pier are: Samuel Dust (vocals, guitar), Rouge Dog Consuela (drums, percussion, believer), Francis Dudley Dance (bass) and Jack Paradise (synths, sampler).
Late of the Pier will play their first- ever US gigs in October including a play at CMJ on October 24.
October 24 New York, NY Irving Plaza (CMJ)
October 25 Philadelphia, PA Making Time
Late of the Pier - Bathroom Gurgle
Late of the Pier - Fantasy of the Pier tracklist
1. Hot Tent Blues
3. Space And The Woods
4. The Bears Are Coming
5. Random Firl
10. The Enemy Are The Future
11. Mad Dogs And Englishmen
12. Bathroom Gurgle
13. No Time (HIDDEN TRACK)