Monday, 7 March 2011

Read and Shout 2011

We're delighted to say that we've joined the bill for the Read and Shout mini-festival in at the Nettlefold Hall (above West Norwood Library) in London on Saturday 19 March.

Read and Shout has been arranged to help raise awareness of the cuts facing libraries. The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) estimate that up to 20% of library service points face closure, and that library staff may be reduced by up to 6,000 people across the UK.

The Read and Shout event forms part of the Save Our Libraries campaign, which held a nationwide day of action in February. The aim of the event is to show local authorities and the wider world how much local communities love and depend on their libaries, and hopes to influence those who are making plans to close these resources.

There'll be a mix of live music and speeches, and the impressive list of bands playing is:

Jens Lekman + Darren Hayman + Pocketbooks + Leaf Library + Horowitz + A Fine Day For Sailing + A Little Orchestra + The Sweet Nothings + The Give It Ups + The Sunbathers + Scared To Dance DJs + Big Pink Cake DJs

Tickets sold out within a minute of going on sale, so we're sorry if you don't have one already. However, we're also playing in London on Friday 18 March with The Felt Tips and Falling And Laughing. If you'd like to come to that, tickets are just £5 and are available from We Got Tickets.

And, sticking with the library theme, we're also playing at Librarians Wanted on Saturday 7 May in London, with the amazing Stars in Coma, Hella Better Dancer, Corporal Machine & The Bombers and Haiku Salut. Tickets are just £5 from We Got Tickets.

In other news, we've a new video for our song 'Fleeting Moments', made by 400 Blows, who also made our 'Footsteps' video. It was filmed at the Luminaire in London back in 2008. Sadly the Luminaire has now closed, despite being one of the best places for gigs in London. Here's the video - enjoy!