Comet Gain, The Telescopes, Andreas Dorau, Simon Love
Sunday, October 07, 19:00
£18, 2 day ticket £30
D.C.FECK, M.J.TAYLOR, R.EVANS, K.ISHIKAWA, J.SLADE, A-L.GG, ETC ETC play Punk/ Soul/ Psychedelic/ Country/ Indie/ Krautrock
"A Battle between the desire to be nihilistic and the innate gift for a tune that refuses to be suppressed" // The Quietus
More than two decades after he rose to the top of the German pop scene, Andreas Dorau continues to be one of Germany's top vocalists. His single, "Girls in Love," featuring English lyrics, became an international hit in 1998, topping the pop charts in Belgium.
Playing guitar since childhood, Dorau was barely in his teens when he released his debut single, "The Laughing Pope." He wrote his first hit, "Fred vom Jupiter" (Fred from Jupiter), as a classroom exercise. Originally credited to the fictitious group die Doraus & die Marinas, it became an international pop hit in late 1982.
Toward the end of the 1980s, Dorau released several obscure house tracks as Van Gogh Posse and the Picasso Melody Five.
If you’re thinking of buying just one magnificent pop disc in 2018, you need look no further: I give you, ladies and gentlemen, SIMON FUCKING LOVE! ("The Ballad Of Simon Love").
7pm Simon Love
8.20pm Andreas Dorau
9.10pm The Telesopces
10pm Comet Gain
The Lexington is an 18+ venue - please bring ID!