Entries tagged with: Splashh
by Bill Pearis
Minneapolis' Prissy Clerks formed in 2011 after Clara Salyer's old band, Total Babe, broke up. They released their debut album, Bruise or Be Bruised, late last year. Salyer is a talented songwriter with an appealingly breathy vocal style which suits Prissy Clerks' bash-it-out pop particularly well. You can stream their whole album below and we've got the premiere of the band's video for "Blast Off Girls" below too.
Prissy Clerks make their NYC live debut tonight (4/23) at Shea Stadium, playing with UK group Splashh and local duo Beverly (which features Frankie Rose on drums). They came just for this show, and it's currently their only one, so go check em out if you can. They do have a few other non-NYC shows and those are listed below.
Don't forget Splashh also play earlier tonight as part of a BrooklynVegan Presents show at Pianos that also features the NYC debut of Carmen Villian as well as Oberhofer (part of their April residency under the pseudonym "Les Yeux"). Splashh are on at 7 PM and tickets (only five bucks!) are still available. Don't miss it!
Video, stream and dates below...
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Splashh - Sun Kissed Bliss (MP3)
As mentioned before, UK band Splashh (that's two Hs) are currently on the road with Generationals and that tour hits NYC on Monday (4/22) at Bowery Ballroom. That show is sold out but if you'd like another chance at catching Splashh, we are pleased to report that the band are playing an early BrooklynVegan-presented show at Pianos the next night (4/23) with Carmen Villian and "Les Yeux." Splash are on at 7 PM and tickets are only $5. Stop by after work. Stop by after class, but do stop by.
Splash will release their debut album, Comfort, on June 4 via Kanine Records. The band have distinctly British influences despite a name (and song titles) that might lead you to believe they are UK's answer to Wavves. The album's first single is "Sun Kissed Bliss" and the title gives you a good indication of the bright, shoegazy vibes it's giving off. Check it out via MP3 above or streaming below.
If you can't make our show, Splashh will also play again later Tuesday night (10 PM) at Shea Stadium with Black Marble.
The rest of the night is definitely worth sticking around for. This will be Carmen Villain's first American show. She's half Norwegain and half Mexican, was actually born in the U.S. but now lives in London. (She's also graced the cover of Vogue but don't hold that against her.) Carmen's debut album, Sleeper, is out now on Smalltown Supersound and you can stream it via Spotify below. It was co-produced by Carmen and Serena-Maneesh's Emil Nikolaisen with additional production and sequencing by Prins Thomas. Which is to say it's guitar-heavy, dissonant and dreamy with some interesting production flourishes as well. You can check out the video for single, "Easy," below. It's her only North American date as of now.
And, as for "Les Yeux," as we hinted at previously, it's actually Oberhofer whose new EP, Notalgia, comes out the same day as our show. It's the third week of his April "Les Yeux" residency at Pianos, and the final instalment (4/30) is with LODRO and Cowboy Indian Bear.
We're pretty excited about this one. Did we mention it was just five bucks? Hope to see you there on Tuesday at 7 PM. Streams and videos below.
by Bill Pearis
Not to be confused with Brooklyn's new age R&B band with a similar name, Australia-via-UK quartet Splashh (that's two Hs) formed in early 2012 and have to date released three singles of sunny garage pop. ("All I Wanna Do" is my favorite.) Their warbly, overdriven and sneery sound may remind some of a certain California band with a surfy name, but Splashh embue their sound with some UK indie lineage like New Order, The Wedding Present and '90s shoegazers The Boo Radleys. You can stream a few of their 7"s below.
Splassh are about to splashdown in North America, first at SXSW and then on tour with New Orleans' Generationals. That tour hits Bowery Ballroom on April 22 and tickets are currently on AmEx presale with the regular on-sale happening Friday (2/15) at noon.
Frightened Rabbit @ T5, Nov. 2010 (more by Lionel Bergeron)
SXSW has just announced another round of bands for the 2013 edition of the annual music festival that will happen March 12 - 17. This brings the total current number of acts to around 1300. Someome of the highlights include Vampire Weekend, Frightened Rabbit, The Thermals, Black Lips, Camera Obscura, Merchandise, Bleached, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Eagles of Death Metal, Parenthetical Girls, Indians, Night Beds, IO Echo, KEN Mode, Prince Paul, Pure Bathing Culture, Sepalcure, UK motorik post-punks TOY, Finnish instrumentalists K-X-P, Toronto's Moon King, UK indie rockers Splashh (not Brooklyn Splash with one "h") and loads more. Head to BV Austin for the whole Round 3 list.