WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH: SPECIAL GUESTS + SIMON LOVE + TWO WHITE CRANES, PASSING IN THE HALLWAY
MOTH Club, Valette Street E9 6NU
Opening night party with Special Guests + Simon Love + Two White Cranes, Passing In The Hallway
+ Stolen Wine Social Club DJs
Five Day Pass Holders Only
SIMON LOVE AND THE OLD ROMANTICS
Formerly the leader of the legendary Cardiff-based psych-pop champs The Loves, whose fusing of Nuggets-style garage pop, bubblegum fuzz, sugar sweet indiepop, and hand-clapping, hip-shaking rock'n'roll made them firm favourites of Marc Riley and John Peel. Like a lusty uncle gate-crashing a wedding, Simon Love stomps all over notions of dignity or cool, landing at some glorious point of skewed, classic brilliance. Keeping the ear for a golden melody that served him so well from his days in The Loves, Simonís new stuff with The Old Romantics twists killer McCartney/Elton John songwriting into grubby new shapes, a special episode of TOTP2 half-cut on Newcastle Brown and swearing. Do not miss this young man.
"A potty-mouthed UK version of Father John Misty. Uniquely British and wickedly funny, coupled with a finely tuned songwriting skill and ear for a clever arrangement" Shindig!
TWO WHITE CRANES, PASSING IN THE HALLWAY
Roxy Brennan has been writing and singing songs for 10 years in her home town of Bristol and has recently upped sticks to live in Brighton. As Two White Cranes she performs intimate folk with loud bits and quiet bits both solo and with friends. Until recently Roxy played in Fortuna POP! band Joanna Gruesome. Here she performs a special set to open the Fortuna POP! Twenty Years Of Trouble festival.