The Line Of Best Fit and Rockfeedback present:
FEAR OF MEN + BOS ANGELES
November 21, 2011. The Shacklewell Arms, London E8 2EB
We recently went to Nashville with Rockfeedback for a knees up and, well, we had such a blast that we thought we’d cement the bro-mance with a co-promoted show. That’s how we roll, see.
Bos Angeles release their new 7″ single on November 22 and to celebrate, we’re throwing them a free party at current hipster-haunt of choice The Shacklewell Arms in London’s East End. Joining them will be Brighton’s Fear Of Men – a solid favourite here at The Line Of Best Fit for some time now, we’re thrilled to have them back for a second time in a matter of months.
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Bos Angeles // www.bosangeles.bandcamp.com
Just as the last few rays of Indian summer sun disappear from the increasingly gloomy skies, a much needed hit of fuzz-filled ray beams and youthful abandon arrives in the form of the UK’s best new lo-fi indie-punks, BosAngeles. Hailed as one of the most eagerly anticipated new bands around, the band are readying their debut double A-side single on acclaimed new imprint Roundtable Records, home to the likes of The History of Apple and Computer Magic.
Consisting of frontman and songwriter Richard Board, bassist Ben Perry and drummer George Rothman, the no-frills trio met whilst selling ice cream together in the idyllic Boscombe, near Bournemouth. As the legend tells it, their stomping ground has become something of a sonic refractor for their odes to giddy, heady good-times, and fucking shit up. The sound they conjured from the depths of delinquent delirium while often breezy, can be equally frantic and frazzled, feeling allied in their discordant jangling alongside the likes of pals and gigging partners like Male Bonding, Mazes and Gross Magic, but turbo-charged with a quick-fix hook-driven rhetoric that gives them a dizzyingly catchy spirit and makes the chaotic carnage of their live shows just that little bit sweeter to swallow, with more classic nods to Sub Pop heroes of yore abounding.
Fear Of Men // www.fearofmen.bandcamp.com
Fear of Men’s earliest songs began life as ambient compositions designed to accompany films and installations made by Jessica Weiss (Vocals and Guitar) as part of her Fine Art Degree at Goldsmiths. Her work was obsessed with the relationships between truth and fiction in the life of Anais Nin, and explored issues of aging and mortality anxiety.
After attending an exhibition of Jessica’s work, Daniel Falvey (Guitars) became interested in the way in which she addressed these themes with her music and, though the soundtracks were drenched in reverb and backed by drones, heard a pop sensibility and ear for melody contained within them. Shortly after this, in January of this year, the two began working together to demo pop songs on a temperamental cassette recorder borrowed from Goldsmiths.
Lin (Bass) was found when she came to view a spare room in Jess’ flat, she didn’t take the room but the two hit it off immediately. The band was completed by Antony (Drums) just in time to learn the songs for a recklessly booked first show.