BREAKING BANDS| The Riviera / Du Dauphine / Little Avis / Richie Syrett / Old House Playground
lineup and details for breaking bands @ fallow cafe on sat 8th november 2014
The Riviera is a new Indie band straight from the music city of Manchester. Their dynamic, rhythmic and melodic sound has resulted in their songs increasing in popularity and with each gig this sound is enhanced. Their single Humble from the debut EP ‘Where’s The Start’ has received lots of attention since its release taking the band to higher levels of popularity. ‘Listening to a Riviera track really is an experience’. (SYFFAL.com)
Expansive five piece Du Dauphine create their sound in the inspiring landscapes on the outskirts of their hometown. Purveyors of atmospheric, ethereal, rock intertwining beautiful melodies with big riffs they have a big live sound. The band recently recorded their debut EP at Blueprint Studios in Salford which is due for release late 2014. You can hear a collection of their demos through their soundcloud and youtube accounts.
Little Avis are an indie/ garage rock/ pop quartet from Oldham and Manchester with strong vocals and catchy, upbeat melodies. Lee, Dave, Martin and Paul have been together since 2009 during which time they have honed their distinctive sound.
The band name is taken from Gram Parsons Hickory Wind.
Hailing from England’s North West, Richie Syrett is a Singer/Songwriter with his own distinctive and thoughtful blend of melodic Americana flecked Folk/Rock. His music makes a grateful bow to a wide number of influences on both sides of the Atlantic so perhaps ‘Anglicana’ is a more fitting way to describe his sound.
Through biding his time, treading the boards and playing more than his fair share of dance halls and dive bars both stripped down and with his band, the grace and good will of word of mouth has seen Richie develop an ever growing and impressive fan base with previous independent releases selling strongly, reaching far shores and receiving high praise.
Not long after his last release ‘Good Morning Midnight’, Richie assembled together a band of seasoned, like-minded musicians and retreated to the studio to record a batch of songs for a new album scheduled for release towards the end of 2014. All that remains is to come up with a suitable name for the record but even whilst they mull this over, 2015 promises to be an eventful year for all concerned…
Old House Playground
Rooted deep in the folk culture of story telling and drawing characters, an electric and twisted mix of Blues, Avant-Garde and Roots with Greek-Folk influences.
Old House Playground are a three-piece band based in Manchester UK. Their trail of gigs leads a winding path across Europe taking in the UK, Ireland, Greece, Germany and Switzerland.
Their album ‘God Damn That Gold’ was recorded live in 5 days to analogue tape by label mate Chris Evans and it is released through Evening Economies and Fat Bob Records. Local radio stations referring to it as ‘Absolute Greatness”, “Mesmerising”, “Hypnagogic and “Surreal”.
The band has also re-recorded one of their tracks together with Vini Reilly, a man whom former Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ John Frusciante stated as ‘The best guitarist in the world’, to be released later this year.
Facebook.com/oldhouseplayground Twitter: @oldhouseplay
Date: 8th November 2014