by Bill Pearis
This post marks another (possibly the final) chapter in a series of posts highlighting bands that are coming over from Europe to play shows at both SXSW in Austin, and in NYC this month. To recap, there was: Mumford & Sons, Peggy Sue & Jay Jay Pistolet, and 18th Dye, Powersolo & Snake and Jet's Amazing Bullit Band, and then Micachu, Let's Wrestle, Post War Years & Screaming Tea Years. Also don't forget Sky Larkin, A Classic Education, Morrissey's tourmates The Courteeners, and of course Norway's Casiokids (who also have a more-recently booked NYC show mentioned in this post). We also did a rundown of some Australian bands last week (or for everything SXSW related, just click HERE).
Now here are three more European bands - all who happen to be playing their first NYC show tonight (3/13). Info on Slow Club, We Have Band and Fight Like Apes, below...
1. Slow Club
Hometown: London, UK
Their deal: "Boy-girl two piece from Sheffield doing the anti-folk thing. They don't know what they sound like, but we suggest you try imagining Emmy The Great fronting Neutral Milk Hotel in a black'n'white 50s flick. Nice, isn't it?" - Drowned in Sound
NYC Shows: March 13 at Cake Shop (with Mad Scene and NZ's The Renderers), March 15 at Cameo (with Casiokids, Tanlines and Mumford and Sons), and March 16 at The Delancey (with Post War Years and We Have Band)
We Have Band
2. We Have Band
Hometown: London, UK
Their deal: "There's no denying the cold wave of sound that breaks from the stage whenever they play, for example at Adventures Close to Home last month, and the heat generated by their four demos, which remind us of the Human League after the girls joined, or Depeche Mode after Vince Clarke left." - The Guardian
NYC Shows: March 13 at The Studio @ Webster Hall, March 14 at Pianos (with Post War Years), March 14 at Le Royale (DJ set), and March 16 at The Delancey (with Post War Years and Slow Club)
Fight Like Apes
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Their deal: "the band deliver strong hooks with a powerful oomph, and boast a lead singer who can neatly transition from yearning arena balladry to spunky, shouty bits and thrilling, wordless exclamations." - Fluxblog.
All flyers, tour dates, and videos below...
Fight Like Apes - "Tie Me Up with Jackets"
Fight Like Apes 2009 North American Tour Dates
Mar 13 Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Mar 16 Pianos New York, New York
Mar 19 Rios - SxSW Austin, Texas
Mar 20 BD Riley's - SxSW Austin, Texas
Slow Club - "Slow Club"
Slow Club 2009 North American Tour Dates
Mar 13 the cake shop-ludlow street New york
Mar 15 Cameo w/ casio kids New york-williamsburg
Mar 16 Delaney's- Delacey stree New york
Mar 18 British music academy@ latitude 30 SXSW
Mar 18 Moshi Moshi party@ 1808/chicon/12th street SXSW, Texas
Mar 19 Moshi moshi records Vs music for listeners @ red house pizzeria SXSW, Texas
Mar 19 Maggie Mae's rooftop showcase SXSW, Texas
Mar 19 Second stage@ Sheraton Hotel SXSW, Texas
Mar 21 Moshi moshi Vs scruffy bird party lamberts 401wewt second street SXSW, Texas
We Have Band - "Oh!"
We Have Band 2009 North American Tour Dates
Mar 13 rash @ The Studio, Webster Hall New York, USA
Mar 14 Pianos New York, USA
Mar 14 *DJ set* @ Le Royale New York, USA
Mar 16 The Delancy New York, USA
Mar 18 SXSW [Urban Outfitters Party] Austin, Texas, USA
Mar 19 SXSW [NME showcase} Austin, Texas, USA
Mar 20 SXSW [Levis/Fadar Magazine Party] Austin, Texas, USA
Mar 21 SXSW [Clash Magazine Showcase + WOXY radio session] Austin, Texas, USA ctsowo