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Beach House/Vetiver @ Union Chapel, Aug 21st.

Posted in Gigs, Hot Tickets, Tracks with tags , , , , , on May 12, 2009 by musicmuleblog


Beach House are Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Baltimore and they’ve risen to relative fame over the past couple of years playing support slots for the likes of Fleet Foxes and Grizzly Bear, Victoria even sings on ‘Two Weeks’ which features on the new Grizzly Bear album. They play gorgeous, trippy guitar pop sometimes bordering on shoegaze without the distortion. Victoria’s throaty vocals are something to behold too.

For Fans Of: The Velvet Underground & Nico, Grizzly Bear, Atlas Sound.

Vetiver are from California and make up the other half of this stunning double bill and to be honest they pip it for me. Andy Cabic and his band Vetiver have a few impressive albums under their belt now and Andy has worked with Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom and a lot of the popular folk stars of recent years. Their vibrant west coast pop meets psych-folk sound is easy on the ears and warming on the heart. The band are tight as hell and will lead you through blissful pop tunes to head down jams with similar ease. Highly recommended.

For Fans Of: Devendra Banhart, Kings Of Convenience, Phosphorescent.

When? Friday, Aug 21st.

Where? Union Chapel, Angel.

How Much? £14

Tickets? ticketweb

mp3: Vetiver – Miles Apart
mp3: Beach House – Used To Be

Vetiver, Cecil Sharp House, Feb 28th

Posted in Gigs, Tickets with tags , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2009 by musicmuleblog


What? Vetiver + Hush Arbors

Hailing from Florida and fronted by the super talented Andy Cabic, Vetiver count Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom as friends and sometime recording/stage mates. They play beautiful west coast laid back folk. I’ve seen them about 3 times and they never disappoint. Great with a bottle of red wine (maybe each). In London around the release of new album Tight Knit, in the US it’ll be their first album for the legendary Sub Pop label while over here it’s their first for almost as legendary Bella Union.

Support Hush Arbors take Vetiver’s occassional psychedelic tendencies onto the next level. I saw them supporting Department Of Eagles recently and was impressed enough to buy their album off the back of it.

This is the first of a series of Miles Of Smiles events at Cecil House, the headquarters for the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

When? Sat 28th Feb

Where? Cecil Sharp House, Regents Park Rd

How Much? £8

Tickets? wegottickets *SOS

Vetiver – Everyday