I dunno, maybe you haven’t spent the bank holiday clump upside down in a ditch of beer bottles with soiled bunting wrapped round your ankle. Whatever your sordid lifestyle you need a class injection from time to time: these two gigs offer a quiet level of sophistication that you probably don’t deserve. Two Bristol collectives head up things: Domino Records’ latest signing FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS offer beguiling tales that take in Francophilic (natch) indie swank, delicate folk nosing and gently brass-swirled soundscapes. Amongst a million faux romantics, they are the real deal. Their mates THIS IS THE KIT are pretty sweet too, much quieter in their delicate folk stylings but containing a load of quality at their hushed heart. As always, talk through these songs and I will crossbow you in the face (last week’s Dan Higgs gig at Ten Feet Tall was probably the noisiest Lesson No.1 gig of all time, and not for the right reasons). Um, positivity! Whether you go for the dudes of Cafe Kino or the splendid people of Loose and Zoo Pop, this will be swoonworthy stuff.
£6 on the door
advance tickets £6 from the here shop
FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUTAINS
Just days ago announced their signing to DOMINO RECORDS , FATAM very excitedly returning to Bristol where it all started out. They’ve been in a strict rehearsal regime over the last few months and have emerged with a killer stage show, tight moves and lovely jumpers.
THIS IS THE KIT
New album Wriggle Out The Wrestless is getting hearty praise all over the shop, new single Earthquake is about to get hearty praise all over the shop. Working so hard they’ve now got frequent traveler status on the Eurostar. Totally amazing songs and vibe.
+ ROZI PLAIN DJ
THIS MIGHT WELL SELL OUT SO MAYBE DO GET THERE IN GOOD TIME IF YOU CAN OR BUY A TICKET IN ADVANCE FROM THE HERE SHOP
see you there
Zoopop & Loose present:
FRANCOIS AND THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS
THIS IS THE KIT
JOSHUA JAMES MORGAN (& BAND)
Tuesday 3rd May 7.30pm
10 Feet Tall, Cardiff
Multi-talented songwriter, musician, animator and artist from Saintes – FRANCOIS moved to Bristol and quickly found himself supporting acts like GRAVENHURST, PATRICK WOLF, PANDA BEAR and ELECTRELANE, and assembling an ever-changing band of players called ‘The Atlas Mountains’ whose cast has included RACHAEL DADD and ROZI PLAIN.
Over the years Francois has recorded albums and EPs through TOO PURE and STITCH STITCH, and performed around the globe, as well as being a touring member of CAMERA OBSCURA on trumpet & percussion.