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Next show:

BAD FRIDAY

Nine band festival at the Windmill, Brixton on Friday Apr 03 2015 (Good Friday!) from 15:00 till late

Bands playing:

Younghusband
Venera 4 (from Paris)
The See See
The Drink
Firestations
Near Death Experience
Witching Waves
Extra Lves
Twin Dials
+ Free BBQ

Advance tickets £9 + 50p fee from here

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Jens Lekman
An Argument with Myself Secretly Canadian

Article written by Ged M - Oct 24, 2011

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The title track is a bit of a departure for Jens Lekman. It has the usual perverse wit and sense of romantic melancholy but it has rubber hips, full of slinky West African rhythms. It’s been likened to ‘Graceland’ but Paul Simon never had such mordant observations (“the backpackers are pouring out on a tidal wave of vomit”) set to such infectious, danceable, tinkling guitar figures. Even the mock-reggae interlude doesn’t put a dampener on things. The subject of ‘Waiting For Kirsten’ is presumably Ms Dunst, judging by the Von Trier reference. This is quirky indiepop telling the story of unsuccessfully chasing Kirsten, including to a club in egalitarian Gothenburg: “I can’t believe nobody told her in Gothenburg we don’t have VIP lines”. This is a 5 track EP and other tracks include a romantic string-laden ballad for a sick friend, trumpeting indiepop with a funky bent, and a sly tale with a shuffling reggae beat. Not all of these tracks work as well as the others but there’s a satisfying diversity and the title track is one of the best things he’s every recorded.

Links:
http://www.jenslekman.com/
http://www.myspace.com/jenslekmanmusic

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