The Catenary Wires, Pete Astor, The Pristines + The Sunbathers
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
£6 Adv /£8 Door
La Rocade, Kitchen Club and Just Dropped In present:
THE CATENARY WIRES, PETE ASTOR, THE PRISTINES + THE SUNBATHERS
Saturday 25 September /£6 adv / Doors 7.30pm
We’re excited to bring this brilliant double headliner to Coventry!
THE CATENARY WIRES formed in 2014, initially as a duo.
Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey had previously been in Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap. The first Catenary Wires album “Red Red Skies” (Elefant/Matinée Recordings, 2015) was a marked departure from the fuzzy sixties-inspired girl-group pop of their earlier bands. It was more acoustic, emotive and melancholy.
With the release of their second album “Til The Morning” (Tapete, 2019), the band expanded to include Andy Lewis (bass), Fay Hallam (vox, keyboards) and Ian Button (drums). While the sound was bigger, the core of the band remained the dual vocals of Amelia and Rob.
The band have just completed their third album, to be released in May 2021. The first single “Mirrorball” is a lovesong inspired by eighties discos. It will be released on Shelflife (US) and their own new label, Skep Wax (UK and rest of world).
PETE ASTOR was the singer and songwriter in The Loft and The Weather Prophets; they were on Creation Records from the beginning and helped establish the feel and sound of the label. Pete then made a series of solo records, including Submarine (1990, Creation) and Paradise (1992, Danceteria), the latter having recently been reissued on Tapete Records. He then formed The Wisdom of Harry and Ellis Island Sound (with David Sheppard) and signed to the Matador and Heavenly labels respectively, releasing albums under these guises until the early 2000s.
In 2005 he released Hal’s Eggs on Static Caravan and he has continued to release solo records on a variety of labels: Songbox (2011, Second Language), Spilt Milk (2015, Fortuna Pop), One For the Ghost (2017, Tapete) and You Made Me (2020, Faux-Lux).
Formed after the C86 indiepop explosion, THE PRISTINES introduced their own brand of Indie lo-fi guitar pop with psychedelic shoegaze and called it Gazedelia, releasing singles and albums in the early 90s most notably on Sunday Records (US),
THE SUNBATHERS, are a seaside-obsessed duo from the landlocked Midlands who play acoustic pop songs with a melancholic twist. Originally formed in 2007, they released their long-awaited debut album “A Weekend Away With…” on Seattle-based Jigsaw Records in 2018. They also appear alongside the Pristines on Sunday Records’ They Go Boom tribute, Somewhere In England (2020).
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