Dead Young Records presents:
Caro + more
Caro + Litany + Talmont
Entry Requirements: 16+
Marsicans in association with Em Pilbeam (BBC Introducing / Radio 1) & DYR presents...
School Night September!
Wednesday 6th September 7.30pm - 10.30pm (then DJs 'til late!)
Oporto, Call Lane, Leeds
Ltd. £5 adv tickets here, first 25 arrivals get a free JD & coke, support the excellent support bands!
Caro are an inventive new group from Leeds. For their first releases, they are producing their own artwork, animations and videos; as well as writing, recording and mixing their own modern brand of alternative rock.
In 2016 they toured the UK with Gengahr, and performed at many festivals including: Live at Leeds, MIRRORS, Off The Record, Neighbourhood, SWN and more.
"a Leeds-based trio sporting stately, delicately-arranged pop that’ll slap you round the face with a fish" - DIY Magazine
“Sounds like Alice in Wonderland if written by Morrissey while channeling Dr Seuss, Alan Bennett and PJ Harvey. Terrific stuff.” - Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music
"Definitely a name to listen out for in the future. They’re really great live, catch them if you can." Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1
*"They've a really polished sound you'd expect only veterans to have, and the emotion they pack in, too, is visceral to the point of our being impressed.” *- Hilly Dilly
"One of the most exciting new bands in the country" - Gigwise
“Stunning. The track is a cathartic effort, one that circles around the spatial means of alternative rock and dark pop. Amongst melodic guitar swells and minimalist percussion, "Admit / Resist" both expands and retracts to portray a sense of emotional distress." - Earmilk
Supported by the PRS Foundation
“Spine-tingling production power” The Line of Best Fit
“The band have had plenty of plaudits” Metro
“Another step in the right direction for the rising act.” Hilly Dilly
Litany (aka Beth Cornell and Jake Nicolaides) announce their debut EP 4 Track will be released today 7th June 2017, and features brand new music as well as latest fan favourite Flaws. 4 Track conveys the British duo’s signature brand of alternative pop and layered melodies, while the lyrics tell personal stories and experiences of the band. To present a more intimate snapshot, the tracks are interspersed with spoken work interludes that reveal more context to the songs.
“We wanted our first EP to represent us in the most open, honest and authentic way possible so it was important for each song to encapsulate a key moment in one another's lives. We're most interested in real-life, everyday stories that relate to everyone so the aim was to combine that with music” - Litany
The EP kicks off with the pure and fragile sound of previous single ‘Flaws’, a track that received 500k+ streams within the first month. Tracks such as ‘I Said’ and latest single ‘Bedroom’ reveal a more upbeat side to the band’s repertoire. These refreshing pop leanings show us a side of Litany fans may not heard before, and feel hugely fitting for the soundtrack to a Summer afternoon and daydreaming. Litany hint at 80’s Italo-disco on ‘PS2’, complete with a dreamlike melody and sparse lyrics.
Harrogate-based Litany have been bringing their own brand of intelligent alt-pop to the foray for the past few years. Born in the 90s and brought up on a musical diet ranging from The Strokes and George Michael to Kate Bush and Jamiroquai, the two piece alt-pop duo paid their dues in cover bands at school only until they realised that they had a passion for something different.
Early track ‘Woman’ - a collaboration with friend and rising Chicago-based rapper Appleby - grew into an underground indie hit and reached #1 on HypeMachine. Their last single ‘Work This Out’ then earned them a growing fanbase, over one million Global Spotify streams and a Top 10 on the Viral Charts in the UK, Canada and Germany. The single also received a host of UK media support from the likes of Radio 1, BBC Introducing, 6 Music and Radio X alongside syncs in Made In Chelsea and MTV’s TV series of cult-hit ‘Scream’. Previous single ‘flaws’ gained attention from Metro’s ‘Artist of the Day’ and it was also gained Litany a ‘Band of the Week’ slot on BBC Introducing.
Following on from supporting Krrum and Plaitum in their hometown Leeds, Litany also announce their debut headline show in London on Wednesday 4th October at Electrowerkz (via Goldenvoice). Tickets are available now via DICE.