GET It Loud In Libraries (GILIL) has built up an exciting line-up of gigs for Lancaster Library over the next few months.
GILIL has the uncanny ability to showcase bands and artists who go on to make serious headway in the music industry in the future, and I’ve heard a lot of people say “I wish I’d gone to see them when they played the library”, but of course by then it’s too late.
In Sheffield boy-girl duo Slow Club’s case however, who first performed at the library in May, you’ve got another chance to catch them when they head to the city on September 17.
The band released their first album Yeah So back in 2009, flicking between styles like rockabilly, folk and indie and are due to release their second album Paradise on September 12.
The band is notable for their use of unusual objects as percussion instruments, such as glass bottles and even a chair, and GILIL promises that their “enthusiasm, charm and down right beautiful songs make for a splendid live show”.
Tickets are £10 and the show starts at 8pm.
Next on the list is London-based singer songwriter Emmy The Great (AKA Emma-Lee Moss) who also released her first album, First Love, in 2009, with a follow up, Virtue, out this year.
Described by GILIL as a “quirky, folky type with wavering, girlish vocals, and unexpectedly heavy lyrics”, she has previously collaborated with Lightspeed Champion, Fatboy Slim and Ash.
Emmy The Great heads to Lancaster Library on September 25, tickets are £12.50 and the show starts at 8pm.
Mazes formed in early 2009 in Manchester, and since then they have toured with the likes of Deerhunter, Sic Alps, Box Elders, Dum Dum Girls and Crocodiles.
Their belief in recording live and very quickly to tape has meant that they already have a significant back catalogue, releasing their first two singles (the second a split with Spectrals) on Brighton’s Sex is Disgusting and a third on Suffering Jukebox.
See the Lancaster Guardian (01-09-11) for story.