| ** BROKEN RECORDS + LONGFELLOW + THE TRAPS TAKE AIM! **
** LABELLED WITH LOVE FESTIVAL LIGHTS UP THE LEXINGTON ON SEPTEMBER 4TH!! **
As is fast becoming an annual tradition September sees the AIM Awards happen, celebrating the hopes and fearsome releases of several happening independent labels. Alongside the awards ceremony runs AIM's Labelled With Love festival, promoted by gigging demons Club Fandango in partnership with Xfm, DIY and 7digital, whereby a slew of those enterprising independent record companies prise their prize assets out of the pub to perform at a string of label-themed events throughout the month.
Fire, Bella Union, Kissability, Gringo, Fortuna Pop!, Tape, Tigertrap, Freshly Squeezed, Debt, Disrupt and Tiny Dog are just some of those labels labelling their love over at www.clubfandango.co.uk/news/php?id=805 and on September 4th Label Fandango will be spreading their love at the Lexington, rather like this...
The Thing: LABEL FANDANGO & DISORDER & AIM PRESENT...
The Bands: BROKEN RECORDS + LONGFELLOW + THE TRAPS
The Stardate: THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 4TH 2014
The Venue: LONDON KINGS CROSS LEXINGTON
(96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB)
The Doors: 7.45pm Ė 3.00am
Tickets: £10.00 from www.wegottickets.com/event/275386
BROKEN RECORDS (onstage 9.45pm) formed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2007 built on the two solid foundations of bearded wonderment and a wonderfully dramatic sub-orchestral sound. One of their early independent releases was the 'Slow Parade' 7" on Label Fandango in 2008, after which they hooked up with 4AD for a two album stint. Spring 2014 saw the appearance of their third album, 'Weights And Pulleys' on J Sharp records, and a new single 'So Long, So Late' is due on September 15th.
LONGFELLOW (onstage 8.45pm) were graduates of the Label Fandango school of singles in February this year with the Lamacq-endorsed heroics of 'Siamese Lover'. Fresh from a sell-out tour with Hall & Oates, and even fresher from their own sold out summertime show at the Sebright Arms, Crystal Palace's finest exponents of glittering alt.pop.rock continue down the promotional trail for their cheerily lachrymose 'Prelude' mini-album, out now on fierce panda.
THE TRAPS (onstage 8.00pm) sailed with the Label Fandango crew in the spring of 2014 with the towering double aa-side antics of 'My Grip' / 'Imposter'. The Birmingham quartet had form, too - last year's 'Calypso' album (Speech Fewapy Records) saw a band perversely happy to skulk around the dark end of the street with glowering vocals and chilling guitars.