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The Breeders to play Last Splash at Deerhunter's ATP & in London
28th February, 2013
From Atlanta, Deerhunter have been one of the most exciting up and coming bands in rock music in the last decade. They are long time ATP regulars (and favourites) and we're very happy to have them head the bill as curators of our festival this Spring. Their event takes place at Pontins, Camber Sands from Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd June 2013.
Kim Deal, Kelley Deal, Josephine Wiggs, and Jim Macpherson played their first show together as The Breeders on Friday June 19, 1992, in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club in the north of England, near Manchester. Two days later they supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast, and then played at Glastonbury. Back in the US, after playing 27 sold-out shows that fall, they made their way to San Francisco to record Last Splash.
Released August 30, 1993, reviewers described Last Splash as "effervescent," "blistering," and "incoherent." At its center is the infectiously appealing, instantly recognizable "Cannonball." Propelled in part by the video directed by Kim Gordon and Spike Jonze, the song was voted Single of the Year by the NME. After more than two years of touring, they played their last show on September 5th, 1994, at Lollapalooza in Los Angeles.
17 years, 8 months, and 30 days later, Jim and Josephine got a text from Kim: should we get together to play Last Splash for its twentieth anniversary? They met up in November to start rehearsals. In June, 2013, they will perform the album live at ATP, Camber Sands, UK, curated by Deerhunter.
In April, 2013, 4AD Records will release LSXX, a Deluxe Anniversary Edition of Last Splash.
The band will also play a London headline show at the Forum on the 19th June, tickets for which are on sale here.
Deerhunter to perform Cryptograms, Microcastle & Halcyon Digest at their ATP Festival this June
28th February, 2013
Hailing from Atlanta, Deerhunter have been one of the most exciting up and coming bands in rock music in the last decade - with side projects Atlas Sound from Bradford Cox and Lotus Plaza from Lockett Pundt also grabbing huge acclaim and helping to build their very dedicated fanbase. They are long time ATP regulars (and favourites) and we're very happy to have them head the bill of our June festival - they will play three different sets, each showcasing a performance of one of their LPs "Cryptograms", "Microcastle" and "Halcyon Digest" in full. There will be an Atlas Sound show, and Deerhunter will also of course be picking the rest of the June festival line-up. Their event takes place at Pontins, Camber Sands from Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd June 2013.
A statement from the band: "ATP has been a part of our lives as Deerhunter for many years now and it's a great honour to be asked to curate."
Tickets for ATP's 2013 UK events are priced at £180 per person and include festival entry + accommodation, on sale now from this link.
Do Make Say Think to play 'Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead' in London
11th October, 2012
Partly in celebration of Constellation's 15 excellent years as a record label, we're very happy that Do Make Say Think will be playing for us at London's Electric Ballroom this November during their European tour. What's more as part of our Don't Look Back Season the band will be playing their classic 'Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead' album in full as part of their set amongst music from their other records. Tickets are on sale now, full details below...
ARTIST: Do Make Say Think performing 'Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord Is Dead'
SUPPORT ACT: tbc
VENUE: Electric Ballroom
DATE: Tuesday 27th November 2012
ADVANCED TICKET PRICE: £14.00
VENUE ADDRESS: 184 Camden High Street, London NW1 8QP
VENUE TELEPHONE: 020 7485 9006
AGE RESTRICTIONS: Strictly over 14s. Under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult. Photo ID required for entry.
DOORS OPEN: 7.00pm - 11.00pm
Tickets cost £14 and are available from This Link.