“…the only chance fans will get to see the band perform their new material in the capital”
On Wednesday 5th August, following the success of Proud Camden’s second birthday earlier this month, residents Bandangos host their own birthday party in the recently refurbished venue. Alongside essential ‘booze and birthday cake’ celebrations, the legendary promoters have secured an exclusive London gig from Hot Club de Paris and performances from the likes of The Chapman Family and guilty electro-pleasures Starman.
Headlining the birthday celebrations are Liverpudlian art-pink trio Hot Club de Paris. Notorious for their jangly, angular giutar sound, the Moshi Moshi prodigies are touring with a more refined sound found in their new 6 track EP “The Rise And Inevitable Fall Of The High School Suicide Cluster Band“. Having spent the past two years touring with the likes of Jamie T, Joan of Arc, Battles and The Who, the band will take to the stage at Proud for a rare London gig. This is the only chance fans will get to see the band perform their new material in the capital with a new found maturity, but still clutching tightly to the feel good signature sing-along choruses, hand claps, off-killer arrangements and three-part vocal harmonies that HCdP are best known for.
With a promising debut album currently in progress, the Chapman Family will also give an intimate performance for the Bandangos‘ party. Drawing strong comparison with Joy Division and Sonic Youth, the north-east’s best kept secret have stormed the gig scene in an aim to provide a distortion-fuelled antidote in a musical climate lacking in integrity. Having already been picked up by the NME radar and described as “dark and noisy”, this 4-piece is tipped for 2010 succession.
Best known for their appearance in SkyOne’s hit TV show Pineapple Dance Studios, Starman are a 5-piece pop group fronted by dance teacher and rising star Andrew Stone. Described as the electro lovechild of Alphabeat and Scissor Sisters, Starman have enjoyed success since appearing on the television and recording their first single, “I Don’t Wanna Dance“. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, Stone and his Starmen promise high energy and an epic stage performance.
Completing the night’s entertainment, The Bandangos due Adam and Matty and the Kids in the Riot with be DJing until the early hours; playing the best indie, alternative and electro sounds to keep the birthday spirit alive.