Friday 6th June - Swansea (from Portland, Oregon) + Postcards From Jeff + Swansea + Certain Phrases

£7 full £6 Frequent Doggers £5 students and 13 to 18 yrs old. Low income pay what you can. JSA free.
Arden Road - 8.30pm start

Swansea (from Portland, Oregon) + Postcards From Jeff + Certain Phrases dj set from Parkbench Martin


Swansea formed in 2011 when Portland, Oregon music mainstays, keyboardist/singer Rebecca Sanborn and drummer Ji Tanzer recruited Kansas City multi-instrumentalist/singer Kyleen King to expand the sound of their long standing duo project. As a trio, in 2012 the group released their first full length album “Old Blood” and completed two tours of the western United States. Additionally, in 2012 Swansea found significant success in licensing music for a diverse array of films, including the track & field documentary “We Grew Wings” and the feature length, multi-award winning drama “Light of Mine”.

In 2013 Swansea was chosen to represent Portland by being included on the lauded PDXPOPNOW! compilation. In October they were caught on camera for Scott Ballard’s third feature-length film, Death On A Rock. Swansea is currently working on their second full length release with the help of John Askew (Neko Case, Wild Flag). Stylistically, Swansea combine artful narrative and atmospheric sweep with a touch of dancey, off-the-cuff toughness–often drawing comparison to LCD Soundsystem, Feist and My Brightest Diamond.

Postcards From Jeff 

Life in the sticks can be seriously strange. From Myxomatosis stricken rabbits to agoraphobic house parties, the self-titled debut EP of melodic explorer Postcards From Jeff offers a new perspective of looking out from within the windswept valleys towards the bright lights of neighbouring cities. Conceived in the heart of rural Yorkshire within a recording studio between producer duties for other artists, Joss Worthington (aka Postcards From Jeff) plays, records, and mixes everything himself. 

Postcards From Jeff is heavily textured and cinematic, yet retains the charm of a far more simple stream of consciousness. Underpinned by a Lost In Translation-style isolation or a self-proclaimed “perennial yearning for pastures new and greener grass,” elements of far flung folk, electronica, country, krautrock and pop are seamlessly brought together in a worldlier embrace.
Equally epic and cathartic, and teaching us that the answer to life’s problems is never as clear-cut as you might expect, already Postcards From Jeff has been warmly received with blog support across the continent, plus radio airplay by BBC Scotland and Amazing Radio. 

But recent single ‘Awake’ marks the transition from one-man project into a fully-fledged live band ready to shake and wake the outside world ahead of his full debut album release in Autumn. 

Certain Phrases

Certain Phrases play a unique style of electro/indie music influenced by The Horrors, PIL, The Fall and Joy Division. They were formed by Adrian Dempsey (vocals) and Paul Cowley (synths/guitar) and were joined last year by Aaron Brocklehurst (drums), James Highley (bass) and Chris o' Farrell (guitar).
They played there debut gig at Carpe Diem in Leeds last December and have had airplay on various local and internet radio stations. They are currently recording there new ep Songs of Phrase