The Abstraction is the new band fronted by The Weather Prophets' Pete Astor, along with his friends James Hoare (Ultimate Painting), Rose Keeler-Schaffeler (KEEL HER) and Juan Jacinto. This trip to Southend is their first gig (or close to anyway). Don't miss it.
Pete Astor, formerly of Creation Records favourites The Loft and The Weather Prophets, will be performing live at The Railway Hotel for our latest South Social, on Saturday 3rd June. Support will be from MelodieGroup.Pete's last album, Spilt Milk (one of the last to be released on the indie institution Fortuna POP) was produced by James Hoare of Ultimate painting/ The Proper Ornaments.Free entry, in the downstairs main bar More info: Facebook Event Page
It's come around again, the time to insist you pay attention to our taste in music. 2016 has been both a great and terrible year for music - tons of brilliant new albums (as you'll see below) and lots and lots of death. This year we lost David Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Sharon Jones, Colonel Abrams, David Mancuso, Pete Burns, Bobbie Vee, Prince Buster, Alan Vega, Bernie Worrell, Guy Clark, Merle Haggard, Phife Dawg, Keith Emerson, George Martin, and loads (LOADS) more. With all that death there needed to be some good stuff to take our mind off it, and fortunately there was. Below are South's 20 favourite albums (note - not best; favourite), and the rest of our 50 (numbers...
We've had a couple of in-store gigs this week, both bands that played last year. The first was Ultimate Painting, who were here promoting their recently released third album on Trouble In Mind and we then had Muertos down to play for the release of their debut EP on Wrong Way Records. Below are a couple of videos of what you would've seen/or what you missed. We have Saint Leonard's Horses playing on Thursday 10th November, and then The Faux, the world's only tribute to The Fall, playing on 3rd December. Check the Events link for more info.
We're delighted to welcome one of our favourite bands Ultimate Painting to Southend. They released one of our albums of last year and will be following it up with Green Lanes (pre-order below) in August, when they'll be swinging by to play for us. It's free entry and all are welcome.If you're in to Felt, The Velvet Underground's third album, Real Estate, The Feelies, etc, or their other bands - Veronica Falls, Mazes and The Proper Ornaments - you'll love Ultimate Painting.Pre-Order Green Lanes - HERE Facebook Event Page - HERE