Peach Kelli Pop
Fern Mayo, Flower Girl, Yucky Duster
Brooklyn, NY, 11206
This event is all ages
Peach Kelli Pop
Peach Kelli Pop originated when Allie Hanlon, originally a drummer, decided to try writing and recording songs in Ottawa, Canada in 2009. Hanlon started out writing not for an audience but for herself. The intimate quality of her bedroom recordings have been maintained to this day. On first listen one will hear high-pitched harmonies and thick layers of trebly guitars but just below the surface lays an evocative darker side to the music that often goes unnoticed.
Peach Kelli Pop is known for her catchy and tongue-in-cheek songs inspired by video games, Chinese food and conspiracy theorists, illustrating not only her playfulness but also her wit and her angst. Hanlon also grapples with more serious topics like the pressures and challenges women face and the weight of love. Some songs feature the sounds and words of frustrated heartache and recognizable sorrows.
Those that spend enough time with Hanlon’s music will grasp its depth –both musically and emotionally. Peach Kelli Pop plays with the type of urgency and immediacy that appeals to an audience with short attention spans. Hanlon fronts Peach Kelli Pop’s energetic live shows on guitar and vocals and is backed by an assembly of female musicians. The live band consists of an additional guitarist, a bassist, a keyboardist and percussionist and a drummer. Hanlon has been playing with all female musicians in recent years because she recalls being inspired by seeing other women play shows as a teen. In the male-dominated music world, it affirmed her own potential for writing and playing music.
In 2015 Peach Kelli Pop released their third full length record. Recorded in Fullerton, CA Peach Kelli Pop 3 is the band's best work to date!
"Like a lollipop caught in a lint filter, Peach Kelli Pop nestles sticky sweetness beneath layers of cottony fuzz" -Wondering Sound.
"Hanlon’s voice: sweet yet detached like the fading flavor of a watermelon Jolly Rancher long crunched and swallowed" -Pitchfork
Burnt out on the written word and in need of a new outlet, essayist Katie Capri turned her restlessness to guitar, crafting songs that explore the ulterior and broken patterns of thought, at times deeply personal and more ubiquitous at others. Capri's wailing vocals and jangling guitar together with Nicholas Cummins' kinetic, hooky basslines and drummer Brian Oranté's thundering hits creates Fern Mayo's own brand of idiosyncratic skronk pop seen all over DIY venues & basements around Brooklyn and the Northeast. Fern Mayo's cathartic live show ebbs through the band's disparate influences, from the live wire physicality of riot grrrl and pop punk to the emotive composure of 90s singer/songwriters. Their debut ep, Happy Forever, released in October 2015 on Miscreant Records, showcases the band's indie roots as well as their fascination with the darker side of dissonant guitar rock.
"From the hard concrete jungle of Brookyln, NY comes Flower Girl, a no-nonsense brigade of ne’er-do-wells on a mission to spread good cheer and dispel ill will. A jumble of slippery sweet country-bumble jangles, catchy hooks and sincere refrains, these kids charm their way into your stereo and onto your couch. Like the warm fuzzy feel of newly-washed sheets or the first cool sip of a slurpee on the fourth of July, Flower Girl satiate that nagging need for something simple and heartfelt. Go ahead, let them eat your leftovers, they deserve it." -Bufu Records
Maggie and Madeline started Yucky Duster with the idea to play fun, 60s and punk inspired tunes with only two instruments; Maggie on bass and Madeline on drums. They eventually added Luca Balser (The Gradients / Gummy) and months later Zack O'Brien (Slonk Donkerson) on guitars. Four dusters one band.
- Sorry, there are currently no upcoming events.