The Wombats

The Wombats (10:00 PM)

Wild Party (9:15 PM)

Pop Noir (8:30 PM)

Wed, June 1, 2011

8:00 pm

$13.00 - $15.00

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This event is all ages

adv tix $13.00/dos tix $15.00

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The Wombats - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
The Wombats
The Wombats return with the new single ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ on September 27th on 14th Floor Records.

Eagerly anticipated second album to follow at the end of 2010.

Renowned as one of Britain’s most exciting live bands, The Wombats are poised to storm back to prominence with the release of the new single ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ on September 27th on 14th Floor Records. The single introduces the band’s eagerly anticipated second studio album (title to be confirmed) which is set to launch their unique style to a wider audience when it’s released towards the end of the year.

Produced by Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, Lostprophets), ‘Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)’ adds an array of new sounds (including sweeping synths and an insistent bassline) to the band’s famously immediate songwriting.

The single will be released on CD and two 7” vinyl formats, as well as digital single track download and an iTunes exclusive. A special fans collection that compiles all of the formats will also be available to buy directly from www.thewombats.co.uk.

“We've approached this album slightly differently from the last,” explains drummer Dan Haggis. “Whereas the first album was practically recorded live with a few overdubs, this time round we've had the time to really play with the sonics. Now we just can't wait to get out there and get sweaty.”

The Wombats are currently putting the finishing touches to their upcoming second album in the NRG Recording Studios in Los Angeles. As well as Valentine, the Liverpool / Oslo trio have also collaborated on the project with super-producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Snow Patrol, R.E.M.). Although the immediately infectious punky hooks that characterised their debut album are firmly in place, their progression has been characterised with the addition of more leftfield touches and aggressive elements to their sound. The band’s inimitable charm is also prevalent, although it has been streamlined into a darker, more serious approach.

Already confirmed as one of the major attractions at Australia’s touring festival Parklife that runs from September 25th to October 4th, The Wombats are planning their first full UK tour since November 2008 – details of which will be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Following the release of their debut album ‘The Wombats Proudly Present… A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation’, the band’s ascendency continued unabated. The Wombats completed two huge sold-out UK tours which included triumphant shows at Brixton Academy, a unique one-off headline show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a massive homecoming show at the 10,000 capacity Liverpool Echo Arena. They were nominated for Best UK Act at the MTV Europe Awards, and played a plethora of enormous festival appearances including a co-headline set on the NME/Radio 1 stage at Reading and Leeds as well as storming sets at Glastonbury, T in the Park, Isle of Wight and Oxegen.
Wild Party - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Wild Party
Wild Party – A San Antonio based indie pop band in the vein of The Killers, Two Door Cinema, Fun, and The Strokes. The band recently signed to Old Friends Records (Fearless Records) and will be releasing their debut album late spring. When the band independently released their debut album Phantom Pop in early 2012 and it immediately cracked the iTunes Top 100. Their singles When I Get Older and Out Right have garnered a lot of attention and the band was named as one Nylon Magazine’s bands to watch.
Pop Noir - (Set time: 8:30 PM)
Pop Noir
Pop Noir is a Los Angeles-based indie dancerock trio formed by British-born twin brothers Joe and Luke McGarry in 2004, while they were 16-year-old students at the Orange County High School of the Arts. The band began to build a following in the indie clubs of Southern California, and did a brief tour of Europe in late 2006, showcasing at In The City in Manchester,[1] and playing dates in London[2] and Paris. On their return to Los Angeles, drummer Nico Saavedra, formerly of Univision Lo Nuestro Award-nominated latin rockers Enjambre,[3] was recruited to the line-up.
The band has supported Doves,[4][5] Sebastien Tellier[6], The Wombats[7], The Pinker Tones[8], A Certain Ratio, Iglu & Hartly[9], and Robyn, and as of November, 2009, played more than 200 shows.
Pop Noir has been featured on a number of compilation CDs, including Mr. Shovel's Check One... Two, Volume III, SweetFA3 (a charity album in aid of Joe Strummer's Strummerville)[10], and the originalSweetFA compilation, which was given free as a covermount on UK music magazine Artrocker.[11]
The track "Girls of Prey" was released exclusively on RCRDLBL in the summer of 2008[12], where it debuted in the Top 10, alongside Santigold, Moby and Tokyo Police Club.[13] "Girls of Prey" is featured in the "Extreme" level of the hugely popular iPhone and iPod Touch application Tap Tap Revenge 2, which has consistently topped the download charts.[14]
The McGarrys are the sons of cartoonist and illustrator Steve McGarry, who previously designed record sleeves for Joy Division, Slaughter and The Dogs, Jilted John and John Cooper Clarke. The brothers are award-winning designers and illustrators in their own right. In 2007, they became the youngest-ever recipients of prestigious Silver T-Square Awards[15] from the National Cartoonists Society. Previous recipients include Milton Caniff, James Thurber, Mort Walker, Bil Keane, and two U.S. Presidents, Harry S. Truman and Dwight D. Eisenhower.[16]
Pop Noir's debut single "DIY' was released on the Fantastic Heat label on November 16, 2009,[17] and debuted at #5 on the FMQB Specialty Radio charts.[18] The video for "DIY" was Spinner.com's Video of the Day,[19] and was voted mtvU's "Freshmen of the Week" in March 2010.[20] "DIY" was featured on a number of TV show soundtracks, including episodes of the ABC show The Gates (TV series)[21] and Fly Girls (TV series).
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change