It’s The Autumn Store Christmas Party #4 and we’re quite excited about this line up…
The Give It Ups are up from London. Their myspace says that they’re “two girls and three boys from South London, who play short, fuzzy pop songs” where as I’d say they play ACE short, fuzzy pop songs. Melodically they’re everything you’d want in a band, and songs like Four Day Week set out some kind of brilliant manifesto.
(the video’s a bit cameraphonebuzzy but I like it)
There are many words or phrases which should never precede the word ‘band’, some examples are ‘underground’, ‘unsigned’, ‘up and coming’ and ‘hotly tipped’. That said, so many people have fallen in love with and raved on about Standard Fare this year, that the latter phrase might just fit. They seem to effortlessly craft together genius pop songs.
Horowitz are set to kick the night off with a well aimed burst of room-filling fuzzy pop - yet they manage to combine this sound with something that’s sweet and comforting that can be held on to. It’s a magical combo.
The annual tradition of the Autumn Store Christmas CD Swap will also return - if you bring a compilation CD, you’ll get to leave with someone elses!
PS I realise that the phrase fuzzy pop has been used twice. It’s a good phrase