| ** CLUB PANDA IS NOW AT THE LEXINGTON! **
** CITIZENS HEADLINE OUR THIRD SHOW!! **
** AND THE SUPPORT IS UNBELIEVABLY ACE, TOO!!! **
The Thing: CLUB PANDA PRESENTS¨∂
The Bands: CITIZENS + WHITE RABBITS + BLOOD RED SHOES + THE NEAT
The Place: THE LEXINGTON
(96-98 Pentonville Road, London N1 9JB Tel: 0207 837 5371)
The Date: THURSDAY JANUARY 28TH 2010
The Doors: 7.30pm / The Damage: £7.00 from www.wegottickets.com
The Back Story: Club Panda is a monthly night brought to you by the kind beasties behind fierce panda records. After a bit of moving hither and zither it now takes place under the auspices of Club Fandango. More pertinently, Club Panda now takes place at The Lexington on the very last Thursday every month. Phew wee. Thus far The Ruling Class and Goldheart Assembly have gently shaken the Club Panda Lexington floorboards. And here is some information about Januarys pretty sensational turns:
CITIZENS (onstage 10.15pm) are four intelligent, articulate young men who make music which is a bit tense, a bit taut and quite a bit chewy. Alternatively, in their own words its ?ža sound of driven bass lines, insistent drum beats, full bloodied vocals and expansive guitars,¨ý as you may or may not expect from people influenced by Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem. You can dance if you want to...
WHITE RABBITS (onstage 9.30pm) are playing this special low key slot to tie in with their New To Q gig a couple of days earlier. Good for us, great for music lovers the capital over because White Rabbits are six intellectual young lags from New York who make exuberant, preppy pop with a wise edge, as evinced by current single Percussion Gun (Mute). Even better, this is a return to White Rabbits bamboo shoot-flavoured roots, as their first album was released on fierce panda a couple of years ago.
BLOOD RED SHOES (onstage 8.45pm) are still very much the hectic punkalunka duo of Laura-Mary and Steve and they are also playing a special low key slot, this time to prepare for their sold-out Garage show in March as well as the release of their second album, Fire Like This.
THE NEAT (onstage 8.00pm) are four post-post-post-post-punk rock roustabouts from Hull who make us think of The Fall playing darts with Idlewild. Were such goofy fanboys of them that this is The Neats third trip to Panda Paradise following excellent 2009 showings at the Dublin Castle and at In The City.