SOLD OUT - NYC POPFEST 2016

Sat May 21 2016

7:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211

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    The Primitives

    Indie Pop

    Fronted by indiepop blonde bombshell Tracy Tracy, The Primitives emerged from the independent scene of the mid-80s that spawned The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, The Wedding Present and Primal Scream. Their sound distilled the shimmering guitar jangle of the Byrds, the buzzsaw style of The Ramones and 60's girl group melodies into two and a half minute pop gems. Regular session guests on John Peel’s radio show, with many an appearance in his Festive Fifty, their career was boosted when Morrissey named them as one of his favourite bands.

    A widely acclaimed first album, Lovely, made them the UK’s indie darlings, while the huge success of the single 'Crash' saw them cross over to a mass audience. Further chart success followed, along with two more studio albums, Pure and Galore, plus extensive tours of Europe and the US, before the band called it a day in 1992. 

    In 2008, Mojo Magazine voted the Primitives’ second single ‘Really Stupid’ one of the Top 40 UK indie singles of all time.

    The band were reunited in 2009 by the untimely passing of their original bass player Steve Dullaghan, reforming to play a show in his memory later that year in their home town of Coventry; their first show together for 17 years. Bolstered by its success they went on to tour the UK in April 2010, receiving a rapturous response, followed by a headline slot at the Indietracks festival and shows in the US and Europe.

    In 2011 the Primitives released the Never Kill A Secret EP through Fortuna Pop! The record featured two brand new songs and two covers of semi obscure female fronted songs. The latter being a precursor to the covers album Echoes and Rhymes, released on Elefant records in 2012. 

    An album of new original Primitives songs entitled Spin-O-Rama was released in 2014 and was showered with lavish praise. The general opinion being that it sounded like an alternative follow up to their classic 1988 album Lovely.

  • The Chesterfields

    The Chesterfields

    Indie Pop

    Indie pop combo the Chesterf!elds formed in Yeovil, England, in mid-1984, originally comprised of singer/guitarist David Goldsworthy, bassist Simon Barber, and drummer Dominic Manns. Second guitarist Brendan Holden signed on a year later, embellishing the upbeat, frothy melodies that earned the Chesterf!elds a spot on the front lines of the short-lived movement of shambling guitar pop bands dubbed C-86 in honor of the New Musical Express cassette that popularized the sound in question. The C-86 affiliation was further solidified when they signed to Subway Organization, the label owned and operated by the Flatmates' Martin Whitehead and home to acts including the Razorcuts and the Shop Assistants, joining the latter for late 1985's The Legendary Subway Golden Flexi, to which the Chesterf!elds contributed their recorded debut, "Nose Out of Joint." The EP A Guitar in Your Bath followed in early 1986, and later that year the group resurfaced with the fan favorite "Completely and Utterly." Released in 1987, "Ask Johnny Dee" boasted a more refined sound, and with their debut LP, Kettle, the Chesterf!elds reached their creative zenith, combining the energy and abandon of their early singles with an increasingly mature approach to songwriting. 

  • Mercury Girls

    Mercury Girls

    Indie Pop

  • Alpaca Sports

    Alpaca Sports

    Indie Pop

    With a 100% indie pop sound that harks back to the softer side of Sarah Records and the tiny labels that followed in their wake, Sweden's Alpaca Sports were formed in late 2011 by Andreas Jonsson. Having previously been in a band called Bluekicks with his childhood friend Carl Jirestedt, Jonsson struck out on his own, but called on several friends to help him with his musical vision. Chief among them were Jirestedt and vocalist Amanda Åkerman (both of whom became de facto members of the band), and producer Kalle von Hall. They worked on the first single, 2012's "Just for Fun," which was released by the Swedish label Luxury. It was the start of a long relationship, as the label released the "She'll Come Back for Indian Summer" and "I Was Running" singles in 2012 and the "As Long as I Have You," "Telephone," and "He Doesn't Even Like You" singles in 2013. Each record had a distinctive cover created by Japanese artist Ray Kimura. Alpaca Sports' profile grew with each single, enchanting fans of classic indie pop worldwide with their sweetness and songs. The band played a well-received set at the 2013 NYC Popfest, while also featuring at the Madrid Popfest and Indietracks. In 2014 they issued another single, "Just Like Johnny Marr," then followed it with the Sealed with a Kiss album, which included many of the singles. After signing with Spain's Elefant label, they returned in 2015 with the mini-LP When You Need Me Most. The record featured input from Fireflies' Lisle Mitnik, who recorded his parts in Chicago, and Ladybug Transistor's Gary Olson and Julia Rydholm, who recorded in Brooklyn, and was produced by Ian Catt (Field Mice, Saint Etienne) in his London studio.

  • Tiny Fireflies

    Tiny Fireflies

    Indie Pop

    iny Fireflies are an electronic dream pop band that layer vintage synthesizers and drum machines underneath the airy vocals of songwriter, Kristine Capua. Although based in Chicago, their debut record, 'The Space Between' was produced with the Transatlantic assistance of Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, The Field Mice) in London. The result is a collection of lush, kinetic songs that represent where Tiny Fireflies are now as musicians and as people.

  • Cristina Quesada

    Cristina Quesada

    Indie Pop

    Cristina Quesada has been showing off the ukulele on stage in Elefant parties and online for a long time now, giving us little advances of her music and making us fall in love with her singular charm. That’s exactly why we were so impatient to see what shape her record-label debut would take.

    A music-lover from a very young age, she studied music theory and violin starting at age 7, until at 13 she bought a guitar and began to play versions of her favorite songs. She broadened her artistic horizons, joining theater groups, which has led her to her current participation in a children’s program on television in the Canary Islands called, “El Club De Archi”.

    At 15 she discovered the unmistakable sound of the ukulele, which she thoroughly mastered, and which ultimately led her to record her versions. And this is how we got to the 7” that we currently have before us. 

NYC Popfest 2016

SOLD OUT - NYC POPFEST 2016

Sat May 21 2016 7:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

Knitting Factory - Brooklyn Brooklyn NY
SOLD OUT - NYC POPFEST 2016
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