Alt 98.7FM's Close to Home presents...
Lovelife, Wunder Wunder
The Hard Knocks, Snowblood
2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90057
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Los Angeles via London synth-pop group Lovelife announce their third EP 'Stateless', following on from successful releases with National Anthem (The Fourth Floor EP), Neon Gold Records (Your New Beloved 7" single) and a split 7" with LA band The Neighbourhood. The EP, which features lead single 'Dying To Start Again' was written, recorded and produced by the band in various locations across the USA and UK in the summer of 2013.
Coming off a successful coast-to-coast USA tour in late spring with Capital Cities, Gold Fields, and The Neighbourhood, the band have continued their busy touring schedule, which included a sold out show at Hoxton Bar and Kitchen in London, whilst finding time to write and record their latest release. The band, who's sound utilises swirling synth pads, impassioned vocals and robust, precise beats to create a blend of smooth, brooding R&B has lead them to land three Top 5 hits on the Hype Machine popular chart, including a #1.
Lovelife, aka Lee Newell (vocals), Ally Young (keyboards), Frank Colucci (drums) and Sam Jackson (guitar) spent half of 2012 in New York City, where they played a string of dates in and around the city capped by a set of breakout performances at CMJ Music Marathon, earning praise from MTV Hive, Yours Tru.ly, Noisey, Under the Radar, Entertainment Weekly, and more. The band released two self-produced EPs in 2012 (El Regreso and The Fourth Floor), the latter on UK label National Anthem (HAIM, Chvrches), receiving over 650,000 plays on SoundCloud and 40,000 downloads, and have performed with AlunaGeorge, St. Lucia, Flume and more.
'Stateless' is the natural progression for the band who's infectious hooks and slick production have drawn a legion of fans in their short existence, which is poised to grow even further after their return to the US. The band, gaining a reputation for their mellow remixes and reworks and have been commissioned by such names as Ellie Goulding, Natalia Kills, MS MR, AlunaGeorge, Imagine Dragons and The Killers.
"Lovelife are back and better than ever...a perfect blend of electro and R'n'B pop that's oh so good... you should listen right now." NYLON
"A brazen pop thumper that aches for the sunshine." NOISEY
"A slick marvel of blue-eyed nü-R&B, Lovelife has more in common with The Weekend and 80's electro-funk than anything back home across the pond."
"Glossy production into modern R&B...like a goth D'Angelo or the Neighbourhood's long lost brothers from across the Atlantic." NEON GOLD
Wunder Wunder is the creative conception of Australian music producers, Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant. After many years producing and writing electronic music, the duo have given birth to a new project that adventures into their love of colourful psychedelic ‘60s and ‘70s pop.
Having spent the last two years relocated in Los Angeles, an overflow of inspiration left them with a combination of everything from soft, blissed-out dreamscapes to the hot Californian sun burn’s that will be felt with their first single ‘Coastline’.
With an amalgamation of lo-fi squelch, dreamy guitars and warping synths, Wunder Wunder is a true aural trip into the west coast sun. Through a kaleidoscope of melodies, they provide the sonic colour and boldness that most music seems to forget.
Their first single Coastline will be released in November through New York based label, Dovecote.
The Hard Knocks
Snowblood is a brand new DJ based in the heart of Los Angeles. Despite being a new act in the DJ world, she is no stranger to the stage. She has toured the US & Europe, both backing & leading different music projects over the years, but is finally ready to take off on her first solo music venture. She recently released her debut mix, which includes an upbeat collection of feel good NuDisco/House jams that you can expect to hear more of before the year is done. With original music & remixes in sight in her not so distant future, be sure to keep an eye on this little lady calling herself SNOWBLOOD.