Her’s are Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading. Liverpool’s premier crank-pop duo have birthed a catalogue of tunes causing an epidemic case of the jives.Echoing the gauzyslacker sound of Mac DeMarco with guitars that chime like The Smiths,they channel the surreal and the sublime through a twistof technicolour tropicalia.A wistful tenderness inhabits the architecture of their perfect oddball pop, winning them fans at Radio 1, 6 Music, DIY, The Guardian, Stereogum and Hype Machine. In 12 months,the band have been making audiences hips shake,from Green Man toThe Great Escape, Benicassimto SXSW, via Thailandwith Beach Fossils.
It’s not easy for people with strange, sometimes puzzling minds to control the sounds in their heads and effectuate them into meaning. Los Angelean musician Noah Champ has one of those elusive minds: neither here nor there, but somewhere in between. His haunting and cinematic strain of mid-fi pop music, penned field trip, exposes his fascinations with memory, melancholia, emotional vacancy, and personal and social apocalypse, and he has etched these curiosities on tape for us to indulge in.
After moving to New York in 2014 to study music production, Noah Champ (singer/drums) has since been joined by a rotating cast of live band members including Claire Gilb, Will Sacks, and Skyler Young. Three years of recording both at home and in the studio, and performing alongside acts such as Cloud Nothings, Homeshake, and Sunflower Bean find field trip tapping into further reaching sounds, connecting the dots between the likes of Factory Records alums, early trip hop, and space-age California. The band has released two cassettes via NYC label Invertebrate, and plans to release a new LP in 2019.
Laura Jean Anderson
Laura Jean Anderson, born in Olympia, Washington and now residing in Los-Angeles, is an artist with her feet rooted in old American music from soul to folk/americana to rock n roll, while embracing pushing the boundaries of modern music. Her weekly shows across Los Angeles have established her as a stable of the LA music scene, garnering support from KCRW and LA Weekly proclaiming her music as a “Timeless sound…a mysterious conception that sounds as it’s from another era.” Laura Jean has begun to release new singles from debut album, garnering support from NPR, Noisey, Salon, Fader, amongst others. "Lonesome No More" EP comes will be available everywhere Oct. 12th!