Fusing youthful exuberance with an artistic prowess far beyond their years, Concrete Knives are a band who have illuminated stages around Europe with their unique blend of resonating guitars, elaborate melodies, charging, pounding rhythms and euphoric collective vocals – an enticing and exciting mixture which unfailingly attracts the undivided attention of all who fall into their path.
The Lexington show is to celebrate their debut album Be Your Own King being released by the revered label Bella Union. It’s an album whose songs fly the flag of all that Concrete Knives stand for, and a record which brandishes explosive dynamics, playful hooks, powerful, pulsating bass lines as well as an all important angular pop pinch.
The bands’ impressive live show has seen Concrete Knives asked to tour with the Arctic Monkeys and play many festivals including the Great Escape and End of the Road plus win Radio legend Steve Lamacq and XFM’s John Kennedy as fans.
“A carnival in your front room ” STEVE LAMACQ, BBC6 MUSIC
“The sound of being dragged onto the dancefloor at 2am” ARTROCKER
“Concrete Knives have created the perfect balance of indie pop” THIS IS FAKE DIY
Stagecoach return to the gigging scene after taking a few months off to work on their forthcoming debut album with Rory Atwell (The Vaccines, Peace, Palma Violets).
The band have played the festival circuit including Reading/ Leeds, Great Escape, 2000 Trees and End of the Road festivals, worked James Kenosha (Pulled Apart by Horses) and received extensive radioplay on Radio 1, 6 Music and XFM.
This will be a chance for fans to hear their newly recorded album material.
The Divers are a London band whose blend of alternative rock influences have been compared to Elliott Smith, Wilco, Pearl Jam and Band Of Horses. Since forming in summer 2012, the band have played at many of the capital’s most revered venues and their debut single, “A Little Better”, was released on Laissez Faire Club on 26 November – picking up support from NME, Q and Amazing Radio, who all playlisted the track, as well as a selection of tastemaker blogs, including Faded Glamour, Killing Moon and Some Of It Was True.
Concrete Knives buddies and Kitsune signed band Is Tropical and ourselves will spinning the tunes during the evening.