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Tuesday 3rd March
Oh Brother are a four-piece UK based desert rock band. Fronted by singer / songwriter Jake Leslau and lead guitarist Luke Cave – their sound is fuelled by West Coast dirty sounding guitars coupled with Jake’s musical melodies and irreverent lyrics.
BBC Introducing Presents:
Plested + Winnie Raeder + Eloise
Thursday 5th March
BBC Music Introducing are back at The Lexington for another showcase of breaking UK talent, catch three up and comers in the intimacy of our 200 cap venue before they’re playing stadiums.
Plested is Philip Plested, a singer-songwriter from the UK, based in London. He started his career as part of duo Chasing Grace, and has since then penned tracks for Little Mix, Zayn Malik, Emeli Sandé and James Morrison.
Simple but enormously profound meditations, Winnie Raeder’s work has the emotional impact of Jeff Buckley, the rawness of Joni Mitchell and the emotional connection of Thom Yorke. The root of Winnie’s music is honesty, that ability to channel some deeper feeling. “I’ve always been really, really bad at talking about my feelings,” she admits. “Songwriting works a little bit like therapy for me. The beauty of music is when you feel something that resonates with you.”
Eighteen-year-old singer-songwriter Eloise has an old head on young shoulders and a “penchant for writing catchy, electronic noir-pop” (The Telegraph). She defies her youth with incredible poetic and emotional maturity; and her soaring vocals recall the intensity of London Grammar’s Hannah Reid with the streetwise swagger of Lana Del Rey.
Friday 6th March
Norwegian duo Konradsen combine folk instrumentation and found sound to foster a sense of familiarity, even when the music meanders… Before Eirik Vildgren and Jenny Marie Sabel were Konradsen, they were high school classmates in northern Norway. By focusing on organic collaboration, Konradsen were able to honor the many communities that have shaped their sound.
Annie Mac Presents:
Inhaler + The Ninth Wave + Walt Disco
Inhaler’s appeal is rooted in the kind of 1990s nostalgia that’s been reborn for 2020’s generation, for kids who dress like Stone Island versions of Shaun Ryder. The singles they’ve released so far are Madchester-influenced, feel-good, jangly pop-rock – like their latest single, “We Have To Move On”, which sounds like an early Killers record. There’s a purity in Inhaler’s dedication to vintage guitar music in a TikTok era.
The Ninth Wave’s stunning doom-laden post-punk sound has taken them from Glasgow to New York, Los Angeles and South By South West and back again to a coffee shop in East Renfrewshire. Formed around the long term-friendship of singer and guitarist Hadyn Park-Patterson and singer and bassist Millie Kidd, The Ninth Wave’s sudden rise has seen them support fellow Glaswegians Chvrches at a massive homecoming gig and will also see them go on tour with The Blinders and Brighton band Yonaka later this spring.
Pluck Shame’s Charlie Steen from the blood-thirst of the bull-pit into the decadence of the ballroom and you have Walt Disco’s pirouetting, shirtless, tartan-pant wearing frontman James Potter, whose tremulous, death-on-the-dancefloor, Billy Mackenzie-esque vocal typifies the glamour and flamboyance of Glasgow’s latest indie proposition. Merging vintage New Romantic/Goth sounds with an up-to-date, guitar-flailing urgency, Walt Disco are a bright and glossy antidote to some of their more dour contemporaries.
+ Common or Garden
Monday 9th March
Singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist, Amy Studt unveiled her series of musical chapters throughout 2019 including ‘Overdose’, the follow up to the acclaimed ‘Sleepwalker’ single, which conveys a beautiful, reflective message from a dark, dangerous and lonely place. Amy’s new album ‘Happiest Girl In The Universe’ is a narrative diary of depression, hope and redemption.
“Songs break down, distort and disintegrate, stutter and change direction, turning unexpected corners to reveal moments of the purest beauty, often in a song’s mantra-like closing coda. Their serpentine route reflecting the neural paths of their creator’s psyche.” Louder Than War
+ Une ft. Mark Radcliffe + Simon Love
Thursday 12th March
Ever since ‘92, Helen Love have been peddling a kind of hyperactive punk-pop that’s somewhat divisive: “the Ramones on an incredibly intense sugar high” isn’t exactly for everyone, and their predilection for cheap synthesizers, tinny guitars and shrill vocals might grate on some, but their unashamed approach to making music that’s simply fun and unpretentious is something to admire. While most bands focus their attention on singing earnestly about love and everyday grievances, Helen Love has always maintained a joyously light-hearted lyrical approach. Here, she sings about space boys on the aptly-titled, synth-driven ‘Spaceboy’, and name-drops Polystyrene on pleasingly trashy X-Ray-Spex ode ‘Thank You Polystyrene’. Helen Love’s affinity for The Ramones – the band that brought them together due to a mutual appreciation – is also still hugely prominent: Smash Hits is littered with references to them; look no further than ‘You Can’t Beat A Boy Who Loves The Ramones’, which has snippets of Dolly Parton singing “Where have all the good men gone…” – an amusing, if slightly baffling, recurring theme throughout the album. The best thing about Helen Love is that amidst the over-the-top chaos, there’s always a hint of irony – take them too seriously, and you’re simply missing the point. They’re the perfect antidote to trad-rock drudgery, and for that, we should all be grateful. – London In Stereo
+ Tuppenny Bunters
Friday 13th March
Rosalie Cunningham (mastermind behind psychedelic prog band Purson) released her debut solo album in July 2019 to overwhelming admiration from fans and critical acclaim. She is now embarking on a Spring 2020 Tour with select dates in the UK, including The Lexington, before heading over to Europe and the US later in the year.
Sunday 15th March
Formed in 1992 by MTV VJ Marijne van der Vlugt, Paul Kennedy, Pete Brown and Rob Wakeman, it was their debut album, Drink Me, released in 1995 which really brought the four-piece to the attention of the masses winning critical acclaim and touring with Blur and other contemporaries. BBC 6 Music are still playing singles from the album, the likes of ‘Drink the Elixir’ and ‘Motorbike to Heaven’ today. They followed this with second album, Ice Cream (1997).
Following their successful reformation in 2017 and release of their ‘Lost’ album in 2018, 90s indie band Salad return to headline the Lexington on 15th March!
+ Natalie Lindi + Sophie Kilburn
Tuesday 17th March
Bee Bakare began playing at a small Soho club the audience was utterly transfixed. Her richly textured vocals, catchy hooks and fizzing musicality immediately set this young soul pop singer-songwriter apart” -Cultural Highlights (Huffington post)
Growing up, the Nigeria-born singer-songwriter listened to the likes of Lauryn Hill, India Arie and Whitney Houston who have influenced her music. She has gone on to become a Judge on BBC One’s primetime ‘All Together Now’ with spice girl Geri Horner, performing at Buckingham Palace and winning a Future Music songwriting award.
Following her 2017 EP ‘Brighter’ featuring ‘Love Like A Wave’, she received support from fans and successfully crowdfunded the debut Album “Wild Things” – ‘Becoming who I was born to be’.
+ Bas Jan + Robert Sotelo
Wednesday 18th March
SPINNING COIN are Sean Armstrong (vocals, guitar), Jack Mellin (vocals, guitar), Rachel Taylor (bass, vocals, keyboards) and Chris White (drums). Hailing from Glasgow their cascading melodicism is topped with some amazing shredding. Their music connects into a local music scene more associated with Orange Juice, Teenage Fanclub, and of course The Pastels, who release the band’s records via their Geographic Music imprint. Their music is beautifully rough-hewn guitar pop that takes in frustration, but also gracefulness and splendour, in equal measure. On February 21st, Spinning Coin will release their second album ‘Hyacinth’. A brave step forward, ‘Hyacinth’ is an album full of poetry, light and warmth of heart, and presents a band holding nothing back. Throughout there is joy in spades, but also melancholy, and a checked fury, threading the group’s political vision through their reflections on the personal and the interpersonal. Jack explains that the new songs “are about the need for love in an often very unloving world. Trying to find a balance of some kind between feelings of apathy, negativity, detachment and action, positivity and oneness.” Whilst Mellin’s songs were more pointedly political on debut LP ‘Permo’, here he has built more complexity into his writing. Ultimately Spinning Coin’s ethos stays true to itself, as Sean expands about the experiences and the motivations behind the new music: “It’s trying to connect with other people on a human level, doing something that we love, and trying to embrace the unknown.” This show sees them head to London date during their European tour in support of ‘Hyacinth’ in March!
+ Zach Said
Thursday 19th March
Fieh is a 9-piece band from Oslo, Norway, led by 22-year-old singer Sofie Tollefsbøl, with plenty of grit and fuzz, a rough-hewn quality that adds warmth and character.
Friday 20th March
Thomas Truax is back at The Lexington on 20th March! Merging a fevered imagination and solid songwriting with a mad scientist’s brain for weird gadgets, American singer Thomas Truax is a true one-off so don’t miss out! He is also known for his unique self-made instruments including a motorized drum machine made of bike wheels called ‘Mother Superior’ and a souped up Gramophone called ‘The Hornicator’
UNCUT magazine says “Truax is shaping up nicely as one of the great rock eccentrics” while Splendid magazine called him “one of the five or ten best singer/songwriters in the world that you’ve never heard of…an exceptional talent.”
+ Johnny Brown + Helen McCookerybook + Simon Rivers
Saturday 21st March
Four of the country’s most original, progressive, and timeless song-writers assemble in London for “Compose Yourself – Une Nuit De Chat”. Expect solo performances, duets, and genuine bonhomie, but most of all, expect the unexpected.
Since 1976, and the formation of Subway Sect, Vic Goddard has ploughed his own distinctive furrow. Denouncing punk as trad rock ‘n’ roll, Vic took his influences from literature, film and art. With a career now spanning more than 40 years, he continues to plough that furrow. 2019’s ‘Mums’ Revenge’ was released to wide spread critical acclaim and a string of sold out, high energy, shows. 6 Music’s Marc Riley simply refers to Vic as “the greatest living Englishman”.
Fallen Women w/ Stewart Lee, Miki, Jo Bevan
Sunday 22nd March
The Fallen Women are delighted to announce their third annual charity fundraiser in honour of Mark E Smith featuring 20 special guest singers including Stewart Lee, Miki from Lush David Callahan (The Wolfhounds), Jim Fry (Earl Brutus) and Jo Bevan (Desperate Journalist).
All profits to be donated 50/50 to Macmillan Nurses and Cancer Research UK.
Tuesday 24th March
Humanist, the expansive and ambitious project orchestrated by guitarist and producer Rob Marshall, play The Lexington on 24th March.
Humanist is a swirling Niagara of fuzzed-out industrial melody and noise, that has attracted an all-star cast of collaborators including Mark Lanegan (Queens Of The Stone Age), Dave Gahan (Depeche Mode), Mark Gardener (Ride), Carl Hancock Rux (David Holmes, Portishead), John Robb (The Membranes), Joel Cadbury (UNKLE), Ilse Maria, Ron Sexsmith and Jim Jones (The Jim Jones Revue, Thee Hypnotics).
+ Norman + TV Priest
Wednesday 25th March
Every element of Egyptian Blue’s fierce, uncompromising sound feels like hypnotism fuelled by psychosis. Their grinding riffs achieve a mesmeric power through brute repetition, while their rhythm section produces taut, nervous energy and intense post-punk grooves in equal measure.
Ja Ja Ja Nordic
Máni Orrason + Lova + The Hearing
Thursday 26th March
Iceland’s Máni Orrason, Sweden’s LOVA and Finland’s The Hearing will all be making their way to London to join us, bringing powerful pop, outstanding voices, bags of energy, captivating light shows and boundary pushing music that’s breaking all the rules. The artists will bring the music, we’ll bring Nordic vibes, competitions and treats – so make sure to join us there!
Friday 27th March
Wolfgang Flür – member of the classic Kraftwerk line up 1973-1987 and author of “I Was A Robot” returns to The Lexington on 27th March.
His live performance will include the true analogue influences from the early electronic movement, whilst showcasing his modern introductions of pop, techno and soundtrack sounds. Dedicated fans and pure electronic appreciators will be truly entertained!
Even as We Speak
Saturday 28th March
Even As We Speak are from Sydney, Australia. Formed in the mid 1980s and resisting neat labels, the band’s music is a quirky hybrid of accessible pop, ironic interjections, and experimental moments. After a series of releases on Australian independent labels they came to the attention of BBC Radio 1 DJ John Peel. This brought them to the attention of UK audiences and began a relationship with UK label Sarah Records with the subsequent releases shooting them to prominence in the UK Independent music scene, achieving multiple top 10 positions in the NME and Melody Maker charts. Following documentary and book projects in the 2000s, there was renewed interest in the band, leading them to reform for a sold out show at NYC PopFest in 2016, release their Peel Sessions, and record a new EP ‘The Black Forest’ for Emotional Response in the USA. In 2018, Emotional Response and Rough Trade have partnered on a 25 year limited edition reissue of their 1993 album Feral Pop Frenzy, a UK tour and a whole lot more music in the pipe!
Les Agamemnonz + Thee Windom Earles + The Mirage Men + The Atom Jacks + The Hoodniks
Sunday 29th March
Mz Siren bring together some of the most entertaining Surf and Instrumental bands to quench all your reverb needs for a Sunday SURF STOMP
Les Agamemnonz ( France) Toga wearing masters of the surf sound.
Thee Windom Earles – bringing trash and sleaze from the most exotic parts of Manchester.
The Mirage Men – Almost Authentic and Ancient Egyptian Surf.
The Atom Jacks – Nuclear Fuelled Surf. Duck and Cover!
The Hoodniks – Neon Surf from the South Coast