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/Gig /Folkestone /Swansea Sound
January 20 @ 19:30 - 23:30 GMT
We are thrilled that the brilliant indie-pop band Swansea Sound are coming to Speedway this January 2024.
Featuring members of Death in Vegas, Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Pooh Sticks, The Dentists & The Catenary Wires – this is one line up & night you’re not going to want to miss – especially if you heard their recent session on BBC Six Music with Marc Riley, which has led to lots more airplay on our favourite station 🎶
Swansea Sound are Hue Williams from The Pooh Sticks, Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey both from legendary ‘80s/90s indie pop bands Heavenly and Talulah Gosh and also these days The Catenary Wires, with Bob Collins from The Dentists, and Ian Button from Death In Vegas, Louis Philippe, Pete Astor and Papernut Cambridge.
Formed during lockdown, the band recorded three singles – at their homes in Cardiff and Kent – without actually meeting each other. Corporate Indie Band appeared as a cassette on specialist label Lavender Sweep. It got a lot of airplay, and the next releases were on 7” vinyl, including Indies Of the World, which made it into the UK vinyl Top 10. A debut album, Live At The Rum Puncheon, was released in 2021 to considerable critical acclaim.
‘The glorious sounds of C86 brought into the now.’ Thomas Patterson, Shindig.
‘Close to an indie pop miracle.’ Tim Sendra, All Music.
PLUS we are pleased to welcome back Speedway favourites … to open up the night …
THE BEAUX FIBBERS … How to describe them ….A Riot of Absurdist Blues and Compulsive Rock! In one word Fantabulosa!!!! That comes pretty close
And also THE HIGH SPAN who we welcome from Rochester and describe themselves as Suburban psychedelic DIY guitar pop. Their post pop jangle has a strong narrative bent and has been described as a suburban Jake Thackray meeting Stereolab by way of The Young Marble giants.