Who’s Banana and who’s Louie is a secret, but the band consists of Matthew and Sharon from one of our favourite bands, A Fine Day For Sailing, so if you miss the lovely AFDFS you’ll not be disappointed, B&L’s songwriting is in the same vein, with sweet harmonies and lyrics that really tell stories. And they may even have a couple of guest musicians from said band.
LW were very moved when we were mentioned in a B&L song about the best year yet, 2011… the year of Jens, libraries, dancing and the beginning of many of our London friendships. So Banana and Louie’s album feels like an essential part of the 2012 chapter.
Banana and Louie will play their album in full, so the series of inter-linked songs become one piece. And to tell their story they are playing with the wonderful A Little Orchestra.
We will somehow squeeze in 10-15 orchestra members on stage, and next to the stage and if not in various corners, and they will help make it a very special autumn evening.
ALO is a pop orchestra. They’ve collaborated with heroes such as Darren Hayman, The Pipettes, Elizabeth from Allo Darlin’, Pocketbooks, Shirley Lee of Spearmint and The Loves, and we can still think back to their performance at Indietracks 2011 as one of our top festival memories. Now they’ve helped B&L record their album, too.
Before Banana and Louie and A Little Orchestra enter the stage we’ve got some other popsters on. Model Village is a folksy pop band from London and Cambridge and have been dubbed “as deft as The Shins at their finest and utterly, completely ace with it” (The Line of Best Fit). We’ve wanted to host them for quite a while and finally it’s happening!
And then of course, it’s the return of Lisa Bouvier, a true LW favourite, both as a person and a fantastic, dancy, bouncy singer! Last year she played our Moustache of Insanity album launch, and we need our Lisa energy fix, so she’s back for this autumn’s album launch too. When we played her Capital City song at the Indietracks disco and people were jumping around like insane we got the proof that her new, sparkly album Made in Lisa should be in discos around the world!
And of course we’ll be playing our favourite records to fistpump to inbetween and after the bands, so we hope you’ve taken your vitamins and that you’re ready to dance, dance, dance! We can’t promise glowstick bracelets this time, but we can promise you fun! And it’s all free so you don’t even need to remember your library card! (Cupcakes and ale available from the bar!)
Facebook event here!