It’s about time we had a presents night….now the dust has settled on what was a pretty special Bo Ningen performance last time out – we are back and delighted to host Fire Records finest SCOTT & CHARLENE’s WEDDING. (Fire Records – are you kidding? do you know who is/has been on their roster?) Whilst playing Glastonbury, and Brighton’s Green Door Store on their UK tour – the guys thought they’d treat us to a special show to support their upcoming new album release. More info on this great Australian via New York band below, although the basics you need to know are as follows:
Official ‘Play up Pompey music’ show (buckets for donations will be around the venue) http://www.playuppompey.org/
Free entry (remarkably)
P&V and Band Merch available
DJ’s until early hours
”The impeccably named Scott & Charlene’s Wedding are back with not so much a brand new album, as a generation’s glimpse of love, home-sickness, basketball, alienation, rock and roll and all things that matter to an expatriate Aussie stranded in New York, to be released on Fire Records in July. Any Port In A Storm is fated to become your essential backdrop to the summer of 2013. The brainchild of the amiable and unashamedly charismatic Craig Dermody, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding offer a sonically charged take on the Lemonheads’ ramshackle melodicism and Pavement’s lo-fi drawl.
Following the success of Critical Heights’ recent reissues of the band’s debut album Para Vista Social Club and the follow-up EP Two Weeks, the new album sees their first new recordings for over two years capturing Dermody at a pivotal time in his life. He has further developed his gloriously ragged anthems to reach new heights of nonchalant perfection.
Having uprooted from Melbourne, Australia to New York, New York, the Big Apple has replaced Melbourne as inspiration his latest trials and tribulations. His heart-on-sleeve lyrics reveal tales of everyday Dermody life, somehow more absurdly unhinged, humorous and poignant than the lives of his peers. All coming from a man with a clear mission to update the rock’n’roll template beyond his inspirations and influences as Scott & Charlene’s Wedding effortlessly sprawl across the generations, linking the vintage swagger of the Velvets to the off-kilter pop perfection of the Only Ones by way of the Stooges and Television.
The eleven electrifying tracks taking us on an intimate journey with Craig Dermody and his daily struggles, like a peak in to his personal diary. He documents his move from Melbourne to New York to follow a girl. “Fakin NYC” sees him adjusting to life in a new city, having to find a new job and feeling out of place as a security guard for a trendy bar. ‘Lesbian Wife’ sees him being caught in the middle of the biggest storm ever to have hit NYC and feeling homesick for Australia.
The Scott & Charlene bandwagon has already clicked into gear, with acclaim and plaudits from Pitchfork, Spin and The Quietus as well as being featured in articles in the Guardian and Independent, with national radio support with plays on BBC 6Music from the likes of Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft.
Craig and his pals will be hitting the road in the UK and Europe with a ridiculous amount of shows in England including a slot at Glastonbury, the Yes Way Festival and East End Live, a headline show at the Victoria in Dalston (promoted by Upset the Rhythm) and a whole host of classic instores at likely and unlikely venues, including Flashback in London, a yoghurt shop, a pie shop and Urban Outfitters in York. You should definitely take the opportunity to catch them while you can!
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