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Pale Blue Eyes + The Covasettes + Tvål

4 February at 7:30 pm

An SBD presentation by arrangement with ATC SATURDAY FEBRUARY 4TH PALE BLUE EYES + TVAL An Independent Venue Week show Pale Blue Eyes’ excelsior modernist pop music comes from Devon and Sheffield – via stop-overs in Iceland, KLF-land and the Steel City home of British electronic music. Latest single ‘Little Gem’ was playlisted on BBC 6 Music, as was fellow debut album track ‘TV Flicker’. The core of this PBE debut album, ‘Souvenirs’, on the Full Time Hobby label, was written and recorded by Sheffield’s Lucy Board and South Devon’s Matt Board. Matt and Lucy were married in 2018, years after meeting at art college. As she’d left her teens, Lucy played in various bands in Sheffield – including several projects overseen by Adrian Flanagan, later of Moonlandingz and the Eccentronic Research Council. Lucy also, subsequently, got to know Flanagan’s Moonlandingz co-founder, Dean Honer, who mixed and mastered the ‘Souvenirs’ album. The third part of the Pale Blue Eyes triad arrived when Matt and Lucy met bassist Aubrey Simpson at South Devon’s Sea Change festival. PBE’s Aubrey and Matt grew up in and around the South Devon market town of Totnes. Pale Blue Eyes have made a debut album of scope and sophistication. The sweet synth lines and metronomic guitar riffs give the album a transportive, mind-shifting mood – something that’s been dubbed “Devon cream-adelica”. Pale Blue Eyes accentuate the positive – reacting to difficult times by making an album that pulses with exhilaration, beauty and joy. Praise for ‘Souvenirs’: “An exhilarating debut” – Uncut “Masterful…gorgeous…visceral” – Clash “Deftly executes electro-inclined pop” – Mojo “These well-produced, skillfully structured songs have an infectious melodic appeal” – Record Collector FFO: Ride, Working Mens Club, The Moonlandingz, Public Service Broadcasting, New Order, The Cure plus support from THE COVASETTES Indie-rock quartet, from Manchester. The band have enjoyed heavy rotation on national radio with their recent releases, especially on BBC Radio. Furthermore, The Covasettes have amassed over 5 million streams on Spotify alone. Notable live shows include sold out nights in multiple cities around the UK during headline tours, as well as supporting the likes of The Sherlocks, Zuzu, The Hara and many more.… and Tvål Electronic psychedelia from Kettering [ex Thee Telepaths] @ The Black Prince 15 Abington Square, Northampton NN1 4AE Doors 7.30pm Tickets are on sale from The venue is 16+ [under 18s to be accompanied by an adult] The multi-story St Michael’s car park [entrance on St. Michael’s Road, exit on Abington Square] is a 40 second walk from The Black Prince

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4 February
7:30 pm
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The Black Prince
15 Abington Square
Northampton, NN1 4AE
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