Monday, 17 October 2011

aA THIS THURSDAY with John Stammers [ WONDERFULSOUND ] & Adam Mattson [ THE SMILES & FROWNS ]

aA Presents..

Adam Mattson [ The Smiles & Frowns, Phoenix, Arizona ]
John Stammers [ Wonderfulsound ]

aA Deejays
+ DJ Lord Metalplate

A year ago we stumbled across The Smiles & Frowns, a duo who seemed to be living in their own little world out in the Arazonian desert. As well as offering us water and refuge, whilst sitting in the shade they served us up 8 slices of fantastic sunshine psych pop. In return for the much needed H20 we offered to put the songs out for them back on these shores as an album. Which we did, it's really rather good and can be purchased here

"a delightful musical equivalent of a wander through a multicoloured model village on a sunny day."
Mojo 4 stars

"It recalls CocoRosie's debut in it's insularity and Syd's Floyd in still being pop. "When The Time Should Come's shadowy corners would be familiar to Arthur Lee, while "Cornelius" has the desperate nostalgia of The Kinks. But the haunting moods of these perfectly formed miniatures stay their own."
Uncut 4 stars

When Adam from The Smiles & Frowns said he was heading over to the UK on his hols, the least we could do was return the hospitality favour. So we are. This Thursday 20th Adam will play a few songs solo at the Escape bar in Chorlton (now owned by Rob of Zero and Silver Apples fame - so expect a good ale on). John Stammers has kindly agreed to play as well and various bods will be playing a suitable far out soundtrack from 7pm. It's free in, so bob down and as Brian would say, don't forget to Smile!

Escape Bar, Barlow Moor Road,
Chorlton, Manchester, M21


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