London based duo Gentle Friendly are one of Love Thy Neighbour's favourite bands - the favourite statistically speaking according to Last.fm. .. They release their new album 'KAUA'I O'O A'A' on FatCat in May which will appeal to fans of early Animal Collective, No Age, This Heat, etc
Gentle Friendly have achieved the rare feat of making a sound that is instantly recognizable as their own, forged from a rich tapestry of influences and a particular brand of ‘Future Englishness’. Urgent and insistent; adventurously skewed and complex whilst underpinned by strong melodic hooks, you might catch glimpses of the visceral rhythmic chaos of early Animal Collective; the fractured melodic sensibility of punk pioneers like Wire or This Heat; as well as hearing the influence of the loop-based electronics and sample-experimentation of post-rock pioneers like Disco Inferno and Seefeel or more modern dance splinter genres like juke / footwork and wonky.
Support comes from PEEPHOLES:
and TEARDROP FACTORY:
Other Love Thy Neighbour shows:
22052014 - Teleman + Gentlemen + A Lily. Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
23052013 - Ex-Easter Island Head + Dog In The Snow + NYX. Bermuda Triangle
26052014 - Tom Williams and the Boat +The Standard Lamps + Poco Tiger + Helen Nicholson. The Hope
27052014 - Yamantaka // Sonic Titan + GAPS + MYYTHS. Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
05062014 - Gentle Friendly + Peepholes. Sticky Mike's Frog Bar
07082014 - Flamingods + Hypnotized. Sticky Mike's Frog Bar.
21092014 - The Burning Hell + support. Sticky Mike's Frog Bar