Arndales + Pete Um + Dragon Welding
+ Pete Um makes a rare London appearance, in support of his recently released album AS YOU WERE (Tiptop records). Misanthropic, hilarious musings with minimal electronic backing. Not to be missed!
+ DRAGON WELDING aka Andrew Golding, guitarist and co-songwriter of 80s and beyond indie legends The Wolfhounds. He recently released his debut self-titled solo album to much acclaim.
£5 + £1 advance (Skiddle.com) / more on the door'In The Red' label artistes Arndales hail from the Three Counties (Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire) area of England, a hinterland bolted on to North London.
TONIGHT playing their first London show of 2019 with selections from previous In The Red releases DOG HOBBIES USA and SHOPS, as well as some new material for an upcoming album.
Members of the band have also performed with bands such as Country Teasers, Art Brut, Collapsed Lung, Thrilled Skinny and others. They describe their music as "Three Counties Ug-Rock".
On their most recent album they have taken inspiration from the rich world of retail jargon. The main source of lyrical inspiration was a shared Google Doc where friends could deposit the latest nuggets of retail gobbledygook they'd heard at work. Opening track "Prestige Pricing" is named after the practice of deliberately inflating the price of a product to indicate it's prestigious status. "Dark Store" takes its name from the customer-free supermarkets used to fulfill online shopping orders.