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The Levi’s® OnesToWatch® London Residencies roll back into town this September promising a kaleidoscopic ensemble of new musical gems cutting their teeth on the live scene.

The September shows kick off at The Macbeth in Shoreditch with a much anticipated headline show from Brooklyn’s Bear Hands, who have recently been sharing the stage on tour with Passion Pit and Hockey. This will be their first headline tour following the release of their limited edition 7” single in March, ‘What a drag’. They have received extended play on Radio 1 and 6, and are creating a lot of hype - this show is expected to sell out fast. Support comes from Swimming and The Antlers.

The following week sees Your Twenties top the bill at The Borderline, bringing a summer vibe to Soho with their upbeat, keys-driven pop. They are currently writing their debut album, with Metronomy’s Joseph Mount producing several tracks. Also on the bill are The Brute Chorus (who will be celebrating the lead singers 30th birthday on the night) and The Bridport Dagger.

September is rounded off with what promises to be a unique party performance from Hammersmith rapper Example, who will roll out his dysfunctional electro pop to the Camden Barfly. The same week as this gig sees the release of his latest single ‘Watch The Sun Come Up’ on Data Records. Completing theline-up are Milke and A Genuine Freakshow.

These three dates follow July’s massive Levi’s® OnesToWatch® 5 Night Revue with sell-out shows from Hockey, Passion Pit, Dananananakroyd and Everything Everything, plus a secret show from Friendly Fires on the roof of Shoreditch House.


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Full September Gig Details:
      • Thurs 3rd September - The Macbeth, Shoreditch:
      • Bear Hands + Swimming + The Antlers
      • Thurs 10th September – The Borderline, Soho:
      • Your Twenties + The Brute Chorus + The Bridport Dagger
      • Thurs 17th September – The Barfly, Camden:
      • Example + Milke + A Genuine Freakshow
Venue and Ticket Details:
The Macbeth
70 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6LP
Tickets available from Ticketweb, and locally at Rough Trade East
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Doors 7.30pm Price £7, Age 18+

The Borderline
Orange Yard, off Manette Street, London, W1D 4JB
Tickets available from Ticketweb, and locally at Stargreen, Argyll Street
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Doors 7.30pm Price £7, Age 16+

Barfly
49 Chalk Farm Road, NW1 8AN
Tickets available from Ticketweb, and at Stargreen, Argyll Street
www.ticketweb.co.uk
Doors 7.30pm Price £7, Age 16+

Band Info

Bear Hands

Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, Bear Hands toured earlier this year with Hockey and Passion Pit, and their UK tour this month will be their first headline tour. Characterised by a driving beat and rhythm percussion, married with thoughtful and contemplative lyrics, their addictive sound has lead them to be named by Alternative Press as one of the top 100 bands of 2008. The band has shared the stage with the likes of MGMT and Vampire Weekend, and have enjoyed extensive radio play on Radio 1 and BBC 6. Their single What A Drag was released on Too Pure in March.
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Your Twenties
Formed by Metronomy’s Gabriel Stebbing, Your Twenties burst onto the scene in late 2008, with their breezy, upbeat, keys-driven pop.
Their second single, Billionaires, produced by Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths) has been hailed as the perfect summer soundtrack, and will be released in early September on Neon Gold Records. Joseph Mount of Metronomy is currently producing several tracks for their debut album.
YOUR TWENTIES on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Example
Hammersmith born rapper Example entered his first rap battle at the age of 15, and in 2006 was signed to Mike Skinners label, The Beats. Soon after, he put out a response to Lily Allen’s Smile, entitled ‘Vile’ and received radio play on Pete Tong and Zane Lowe’s radio 1 shows. Example describes his music as dysfunctional electro pop, and he releases his latest single “Watch The Sun Come Up”, produced by Metrophonic (the production team headed up by Brian Rawlings) the week of his Levi’s OnesToWatch gig on Data Records (Ministry of Sound).
example on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Swimming
Following appearances at Lovebox festival, Dot To Dot festival, and support slots with Chairlift, Pivot and Shearwater, the Nottingham quintet self-released their debut album ‘Fireflow Trade’ in June. Their sound is an artful blend of the power and energy of The Pixies, and the ambient soundscapes of Boards Of Canada. Drummer Pete occasionally adds his own brand of beat boxing, or “Pete Boxing” to their live acoustic sessions.
SWIMMInG on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

The Brute Chorus
The Brute Chorus’s unusual blend of old-style blues and folk has impressed the likes of Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq and Mark Radcliffe, securing them a significant amount of airplay. Their eponymous debut album, due for release in mid October, was recorded live, in one take, in front of 300 fans at the Roundhouse earlier this year. The album will be preceded by the release of their single “Send Me A Message” in early October. Victor Van Vugt (Nick Cave,PJ Harvey) is currently mixing the album in New York.
Their Levi’s OnesToWatch show coincides with singer James Steel’s 30th birthday, so The Macbeth show promises to have a celebratory vibe, both on and off stage.
The Brute Chorus on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

Milke
A radio friendly synth pop duo from London, Milke write immediate, sophisticated pop songs, inspired by Soulwax production, the Eurythmics, Talking Heads, and Prince. Named as The Guardian’s “band of The Day” in January this year following the release of their single “Love Get Out Of My Way”, the band have also garnered support from the likes of Artrocker, The Fly, Mixmag and Radio 1.
Milke on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

The Antlers
Brooklyn trio Antlers will rerelease their LP “Hospice” this month on Frenchkiss Records. The album comprises 10 distinct chapters full of contrasting shards of ambient noise, sweeping strings and smoky horns, and has been acclaimed by Time Out New York as “truly heartwrenching”, and by Tiny Mix Tapes as “a work of rare beauty”.
THE ANTLERS on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

The Bridport Dagger
East London’s own baseless, flamencobilly/ garage-folk trio, specialise in short, echo-y blasts of glorious noise, and cite their influences as The Cramps, Wire and Roy Orbison. Their new, limited edition 7” single “Slipped Disco” is released on Death Records this August
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A Genuine Freakshow
Influenced by Elbow, Radiohead and Sigur Ros, A Genuine Freakshow are a seven piece based across Bristol, Oxford and Reading and London. Lush orchestral arrangements, including cello, violin, and trumpet, underpin the sincere falsetto vocals of front-man Timothy Sutcliffe. 2008 saw the band release two singles, leading to air play on BBC 6 ‘Introducing’ and Steve Lamacq on Radio 2. Their debut album “’Oftentimes’ is due for release in late Autumn.
A Genuine Freakshow on MySpace Music - Free Streaming MP3s, Pictures & Music Downloads

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