It has been almost two years since the last update of our website! Lots of things happened since then.
First of all we are happy to officaly say hello to Daniel our new drummer, well he’s with the band for over a year, now..
Most actual news is that we will play at Cologne Popfest next Friday, 22th of March. As we will play one or maybe two new songs this evening, rumors might come into circulation that a new Brideshead record might be only a couple of years away… You can check for details here.
We are happy and kind of excited to play with the marvellous Night Flowers and the magnificent Close Lobster at this evening.
While we have been on stage at Madrid Popfest, I noticed this guy with the video camera… Now it turned out that it was one member of and they are currently uploading every single song we played. There are videos of the other bands performances, too! I’ll really like the very agile camera work!
So far I found these Bridehead videos:
Last week Madrid Popfest announced that with Horsebeach, Sierra, Red Sleeping Beauty, Los animalitos del bosque and Colour Me Wednesday some more great Bands joined the lineup.
So I decided to prepare a nice cup of tea and some of the left over christmas cookies, dig into their music and update bridesheads post about the Popfest. The result can be found here.
Two weeks ago Brideshead played their first UK gig ever. Thanks to Gary from dufflecoat records again, for making this possible.
It was great to meet Mark and Neal from Fragile and when I was looking for the url of the Fragile website I found this great report of Fragiles and Bridesheads collectively concert back in 1998..
Mark did record the whole gig with his camera and just published the opener Same Story, Different Day on youtube.
Here it is:
At Saturday 14th November 2015 Brideshead will play at the Dufflecoat Records All Dayer,
together with a couple of other great Bands!
The All Dayer will take place at the Sebright Arms
, 31-35 Coate Street, London, E2 9AG.
Tickets are :
All Day £8 in advance or £10 on the door
Evening £6 in advance or £8 on the door
This all dayer will be split into two parts!
From 2 pm – 5pm there will be some Acoustic Sets by:
Andreas and Amanda will playing a lofi/acoustic set! the mini album “When You Need Me The Most” is out soon on Elefant/Luxury Records.
“You get girl/ boy vocals over some jangly Marr-esque style guitars… Think of bands like Los Campesinos and Allo Darlin’ and you’re not a million miles away from what you’re getting here.” Norman Records
Franklin’s Kite is Marc Elston from The Liberty Ship/Bulldozer Crash. A mighty fine EP, Hurdles and Rewards, was released on Little Treasures earlier this year.
Franklin’s Kite at Little Treasures
Bruno is the front man from the Tomatometers. Bruno first established The Tomatometers as a one man band in London in 2006.They have sinced blossomed into a full band now based in Toulouse, France.
The band say” we meet every Wednesday in a basement, we’re having fun… That’s maybe what pop is all about !” Erm yep!
Charlie Darling – Les Bicyclettes de Belsize
“It’s only pop music, don’t be scared, it’s fun, it won’t hurt!”
Inspired by the film starring Anthony May and Judy Huxtable (with music by the legendary Les Reed), ‘Les Bicyclettes de Belsize’ is the bedsit project fronted by Charlie Darling (formerly with indie popsters ‘Paisley & Charlie’ and ‘Detox Cute and the Beauty Junkies’.
Evening 7.30 – 11pm
“Zipper is a band from Madrid who loves the c-86 sound. Beautiful twee-pop songs with a little bit of punk, sang both in English or Spanish…………………
So, we’re Zipper and this is pop!”
“…..this is the sound 4AD would have made if they were an indiepop label” Sounds XP
Formed in 1988, The Haywains played three-chord jangly punk-pop with bittersweet lyrics and a distinctive dual boy/girl vocal delivery. Part of the do-it-yourself ‘indiepop’ underground and fanzine culture that thrived around Bristol in the late 80’s, the band’s refreshing fun approach was characterised by singer Jeremy Hunt’s jovial on-stage banter and minimal no-frills charm.
“Brideshead embody everything that is perfect about pop. There just hasn’t been a band this good in so long – they’re easily the best jangle guitar-pop band from the last ten years. Take the best parts of Orange Juice, Brilliant Corners, the Bodines; add a bit of Eggstone – Brideshead are better than that. ” – Indiepages
“Light and airy pop that would fit neatly into the Sarah Records cannon… Really gorgeous lush jangle pop that’s sure to be on my top whatever of the year list.” – Shredding Paper
plus Culture Bunker DJ’s playing the best from post punk onwards throughout the day
Brideshead performed on this years NYC Pop Fest and here are some photos we took while visiting New York City.
There are some more photos of the other bands who played and us on imposemagazine.com.