Venue: The Labour Club (Website)
Event: Masters of Budvar present
Location: 95-97 Charles St Northampton England NN1 3BG
The Labour Club, Corner of Earl & Charles, Northampton NN1
Friday 1st February 2008
Slipstream, as all Masters of Budvar regulars surely already know, are Mark Refoy and Jon Mattock. With their guitars, their sequencers, their keyboards and their drums these two charmers constitute one of the finest bands in the county, if not the nation.
Between them, Mark and Jon have credits with such distinguished bands as Spacemen 3, Spiritualised, The Breeders, The Perfect Disaster, The Flies, Massive Attack and the Pet Shop Boys. With two albums for Che Records and one for Enraptured behind them, they have a whole new album in the can, produced and mastered by Pet Shop Boys producer Pete Gledhill.
Expect powerful electro grooves, potent songwriting and wild psychedelic guitars.
Praise for the recent Slipstream single A-E-I-O-U:
Frankly f***in' stunning, alarmingly addictive" - Losing Today
"Psych-disco.It'll easily be a crowd grabber in the hippest night clubs around. When the guitar comes in it adds a new dimension to the sound, building to an anthemic climax where if you weren't nodding to the music before - you will be by now" - Velvet Grooves
"Kraftwerk eat ya hearts out" - Losing Today
"Utterly addictive. swinging harder then King Kong's balls. A.E. I. O. U. is truly speaker shattering space rock from another galaxy" - Rant
BIG TIM SANSOM
A solo performer of rare wit, energy and passion; a truly heavyweight songwriter in the classic style; a writer of poetry and wry short stories: all of this and more, Big Tim Sansom is the Roy Orbison of Northampton Town.
On the scene for twenty years now, Big Tim worked alongside Mark Refoy in the eighties before taking off as a singer songwriter. His recordings, many produced by Refoy, exhibit an astonishing clarity and are a perennial favourite on the BBC Weekender music show. This represents an all-too-rare opportunity to catch up with this fascinating, always evolving artist.
Plus Masters of Budvar DJs, pretty lights, friendly punters and a heated smoking area.
Big Tim: 9:15pm
Slipstream: 10:15 pm
Bar and dancing until midnight.