How did you spend the Bank Holiday weekend? Lucky you. Me? Oh, I was in work for all of it. Brilliant…
To be frank, I’m glad I missed it all – as I’ve been waiting for this. It’ll be much better than getting coated in warm Stella while listening to a fat George Harrison impersonator fart out the classics.
Freelance Whales have never farted out a classic but if they did it would be dreamy, floaty and somewhat effortless – and smell simply wonderful.
What they have done is enrich most of the last fortnight by being on 6Music everytime I turn on the radio; an album of the day, single of the week and a belting session to boot.
Now they’re in town to big up a record – Weathervanes – which has slipped under the radar this side of the Atlantic.
I suggest you get involved – and what better way than to bag a pair of free passes.
To win add Getintothis on Twitter and tell us what type of whale was mad-as-hatter Captain Ahab hunting in Herman Meville‘s classic tale Moby Dick.
Here’s the rest of the jibber jabber from the good folk at EVOL:
FREELANCE WHALES (French Kiss Records)
Freelance Whales found one another in late 2008, in Queens, amid a strange amalgam of unfamiliar instruments, and precariously arranged pop songs. Using whatever musical gadgets they happened upon (mostly harmonium, banjo, glockenspiel, synthesizers, guitars, bass, drums, waterphone), the five members worked at crafting songs with interlocking rhythmic patterns, lush textural layering, and an engaged group-vocal energy. The result is their debut LP, Weathervanes, whose songs work at evoking a sense of dislocation, or sensory disorientation. They invite the human spirit to exit the body, if only for brief moments. Freelance Whales can be spotted in the streets and humble venues of New York City, and in due time, elsewhere.
Support comes from:
Debut performance from the now full band project from John & Cheryl cracking the Champagne on their bow.
Thomas J Speight
Fresh from shows with Mumford & Fionn Regan, we’re delighted to have Thomas and his ensemble cast perform.
One of our favourite characters from the Liverpool music scene, she’ll out smoke you, out drink you and out think you.
Doors are 7-11pm
Tickets are ÃÂ£5 advance & ÃÂ£8 on the door available online here.
The Shipping Forecast
15 Slater Street