Dovetown and Freer Ideas Presents The ¡Ay Carmela! Album Launch Party! Come and celebrate its release with them!
Carmela Pietrangelo was spawned in the late eighties. Over the course of her life, she gained many things; a love of fruit (except bananas), a coat that she wears until July, a hatred of funk. One of the most useful things was a band with whom she plays her songs. This is that band. After solidifying their place in the London DIY scene, and with a couple of UK tours and festival appearances under their collective belt, ¡Ay Carmela! managed to capture Danny from Jesus and his Judgemental Father long enough to make an album. It’s eleven tracks long, draws influence from all over the shop and has lots of songs about hating life under capitalism on it. This show is their excuse to have a big party before Indietracks with a bunch of their favourite musical pals and to show off their shiny new CD – and everyone is invited! (Except dickheads obv)
FFO: PJ Harvey, Buckfast, sacking off work cos u cba with wage labour 2day
Also playing is a lynchpin of Glasgow’s DIY folk scene, our mate and yours, Chrissy Barnacle! You may have caught Chrissy B before – she’s the conservatively dressed yet sassy Clydeside lass with all the songs about how love ruins her and storyteller-style stage banter that is equal parts heartfelt, emotional, cheeky and hilarious. You may have caught one of her shows last year as part of her run of dates with ¡Ay Carmela!, where she was backed with a band. Thankfully for you, ¡Ay Carmela! have imposed their services upon her again and will be backing her up with bass, drums/ percussion and banjo! This is an extremely rare opportunity so, like, don’t miss it – I can guarantee you will be crying into your dairy-free hazelnut chocolate for weeks if you do.
FFO: Joanna Newsom, more Buckfast, getting witchy by drawing from the power of a well-cut fringe
DIYS4L faves, this relatively new four piece are based in the London but are from all over the place. They have been causing a wee bit of a ruckus around the capital with their shouty feminist garage-y pop songs, and who doesn’t like a bit of a ruckus? They sound a bit like Bully and No Ditching have been put into a DNA splicing machine from a bad 60s B-movie, then have watched all of Orange Is The New Black whilst eating snacks and casting spells before writing a bunch of songs. And that’s a really, really good thing.
FFO: Swearin’, Cheeky, smashing the patriarchy through well placed song a la the fight scene from West Side Story
PLUS MORE TBC!