Spencer., Del Florida
2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Her’s are Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading. Liverpool’s premier crank-pop duo have birthed a catalogue of tunes causing an epidemic case of the jives.Echoing the gauzyslacker sound of Mac DeMarco with guitars that chime like The Smiths,they channel the surreal and the sublime through a twistof technicolour tropicalia.A wistful tenderness inhabits the architecture of their perfect oddball pop, winning them fans at Radio 1, 6 Music, DIY, The Guardian, Stereogum and Hype Machine. In 12 months,the band have been making audiences hips shake,from Green Man toThe Great Escape, Benicassimto SXSW, via Thailandwith Beach Fossils.
Using his birth name, Spencer. is the solo-project of Rochester-born teenager Spencer Allen. The self-taught singer, songwriter, and classically trained multi-instrumentalist first shared an instrumental STARCASTER EP on Soundcloud in 2016. His vocal debut VISCERAL LOVE followed in August 2017 with the breakout single ”Open Wide.” Curators such as Pigeons & Planes, Evergreen, and Lyrical Lemonade caught onto his follow up single “To Be You” and Spencer’s rise began.
He was picked out by Smokin Grooves Festival and played alongside Thundercat, The Roots, Erykah Badu, and many of his idols on his first trip to California. By July he connected with Omar Apollo and supported the north east leg of his “W.A.N.T.E.D.” tour, notably playing to an oversold Baby's All Right crowd in Brooklyn, NY.
Released on September 28th, Spencer’s Want U Back EP earned 1,000,000 streams in just 3 weeks. It was picked up by FADER, PAPER Mag, Beats 1 (Matt Wilkinson), BBC Radio 1Xtra (Jamz Supernova), and playlisted across Spotify and Apple Music’s largest playlists such as POLLEN, Ultimate Indie, Alt R&B, and The Plug.
Del Florida is the brainchild of Washington D.C. vocalist and multi instrumentalist, Leela Dawson. The group combine elements of neo-soul, progressive rock, dream pop & 80’s new wave, which UK blog Get Into This declares “If Mars Volta had binged on a volume of Beach Boys enriching hits then you are getting close to where Del Florida could be”. While cutting their first full length album, Del Florida have shared the stage with a variety of notable bands including Tops, Lawrence, Ripe, The Reign Of Kindo, Little Tybee and Tides Of Man. The band continues to use their multicolored sound to bring their audiences into a lucid dream-like state.