Thur 28th Nov 2019: Discovery 2 Presents T. Thomason, Lucy Grubb, Orders, Pearl Fish
Discovery 2 ft Kids On Bridges + Leon Of Athens + California Gypsies + Anna Pancaldi
May’s Discovery showcase of hotly tipped bands features Kids on Bridges with their eclectic , rock and electro funk sound, inspiring, indie pop from Leon of Athens ,California Gypsies who make urban indie rock with soaring melodies & rising singer songwriter Anna Pancaldi plus resident dj Delphi
Address: 11 – 13 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP
Tel: 020 7938 4137
Tube: Kensington High Street Tube
Time: 8pm - 11:30pm
Kids On Bridges
K.O.Bs eclectic sound of rock, and electro funk has seen them compared to everyone from synthpop band The Killers and Phoenix to Daft Punk and Depeche Mode. The singles & album features production by Chemical Brothers collaborator STEVE DUB, Kids on Bridges’ radio-ready melody- heavy music bears scant resemblance to the big beat pioneers. Kidology was created in a busy period for the band in Europe and the U.S.A remixing artists such as INXS for the Kick 25 Box set beating Nile Rodgers to the mix of Calling all Nations, and Grammy winner Ledisi. They recently finished mixes for The Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste and UK Band The Chevin.
The Bands Debut single was featured on The Inbetweeners and made single of week by XFM's John Kennedy and Clint Boon. During the same exciting year Radio 1s Scott Mills named Kids On Bridges a Band to watch and XFM 's Head of Music Mike Walsh tipped them the same compliment in Music Week.
The band smashed a sold out show at The Viper Room in L.A after legendary radio station KROQ picked up This Rock; an anthemic electro rock track endorsed by Jazz Colman of Killing Joke (it features a heavy sample of the track The Eighties. As well as headline shows in New Orleans they played the UK Festival circuit supporting Soulwax, Friendly Fires, Goldfrapp, Hot 8 Brass Band, OMD and Howard Jones
"Phoenix gatecrashing a Depeche Mode party with Daft Punk On The Decks" - Mike Walsh, Head Of Music XFM.
"Think Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix and Depeche Mode" - Scott Mills, BBC Radio.
"So Fresh, Melodicaly stunning" - Tom Robinson, 6 Music,
Leon Veremis, originally from Athens in Greece, he's developed asound that's evolved during time spent living in the city's countercultural quarter Exarchia. His first material, released in Greece,was inspired by a country in crisis, making headlines there and in theUS in the New York Times - within just a few months he was playing toaudiences of over 10,000. Inspired by psychedelic experiences, as wellas acts like MGMT, Grizzly Bear, M83, Bon Iver, St Vincent, Florenceand the Machine, the forthcoming album, also titled Global, heralds amore optimistic style, opening up to themes of love, fantasticaldreams and ideas, drawn together by a social documentary style.
"In this place where tragedy was invented, the song was joyful and sadly cathartic" - New York Times
“inspiring indie pop” - Clash
“Definitely an act you will want to keep an eye on in 2014” - Sound & Motion Magazine
California Gypsies are a four-piece band made up of Guitar, Bass, Drums and Cello. Classifying themselves primarily as Indie Rock their music is characterised by soaring melodies, thoughtful textures and a strong rhythmic drive.
In October 2011 Anna embarked on a trip around the world, which proved "a life changing trip, being granted the simple but imperative gift of time" to compose her heart felt and honest music.
Upon returning to the UK, Anna soon relocated to London to further pursue her career in music where she became a consistent presence on the circuit performing at the likes of Ronnie Scotts where she was described as "sensational" by a Ronnie Scotts representative.
For the last few months Anna has had time out from performing to compose her first record and is now recording for her debut EP due for release later this year.
“With the emotive presence of Eva Cassidy and the folky soul of Joni Mitchell…” - Emerging Icons
'What a night, Anna you were sensational' - Ruby Sings, Ronnie Scotts.
“If you haven’t heard of Anna by now, you surely will this year, her music is honest and from the soul, and her uniquely beautiful rich vocals will knock you off your feet!” - Music Is My Drug