What must surely be the coolest set of gig’s this year ‘Dead by 30’’s first series of live dates takes The Macbeth in Hoxton by storm. On 19. March 2009 the mad -cap musical melodies of Gilbert is fused with the high energy tones of 4 of 5 Magicians in an event blended together by DJ and Producer Dean Thatcher (Cowboy Records, Set the tone 67) and the world famous troubadour ‘Woody’s Traditional One Man Band’.
4 or 5 Magicians – Brighton five-piece 4 or 5 Magicians are more exciting than the prospect of Paul Daniels actually fulfilling his long-running promise to leave the country under a Labour regime. With lyrics so slick they make Alex Turner sound like a spluttering old colonel struggling with a cream bun and equal parts lo-fi bedroom fuzz and glorious art-pop melody (think Supergrass meets Shellac). They’re going to be the new Manic Street Preachers, but with less tights and guy-liner. Honoured and coveted by both the London and UK music scenes leading movers and shakers inc. Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and NME, 4 or 5 Magicians will be 2009 and 2009 will be 4 or 5 Magicians. http://www.myspace.com/4or5magicians
Gilbert – Composer, musician, and game bird enthusiast Gilbert Linley showcases his gloriously triumphant, gently surreal euphoric tunes and pastoral soundscapes that are peppered with eccentricity and a sharp musical wit. Exquisitely crafted, beautifully melodic and sonically dazzling, it represents a truly all-encompassing band of enormous breadth and depth. Once again tipped for out of this world success in 2009 Gilbert the band take time out from their up and coming album launch to visit number 70 Hoxton Street and perform their unique blend of delirious, frantic, unrestrained, excitable melodics. http://www.myspace.com/gilbertlinley
With following monthly dates confirmed by The Krak, The Baron & the General, The Tamborines, Angry Vs The Bear, Tom Argent, The Kubrics and independent record labels galore, ‘Dead by 30’ @ the Macbeth, Hoxton will be London’s Live Music party of the year so quite simply, be there!