LUNA (playing Penthouse in full), Britta Phillips & DRIFT

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(Friday) October 07, 2016 - 19:00

O2 Academy Islington - Angel Central, 16 Parkfield Street (Map)

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Sonic Catherdral, CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH. & Academy Events Presents...

LUNA (playing Penthouse in full)
+Britta Phillips
+Sonic Cathedral Djs
+CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH. Djs - till 2am!

Luna was formed in 1991 by Dean Wareham after the breakup of Galaxie 500, with Stanley Demeski and Justin Harwood (Demeski formerly of The Feelies and Harwood formerly of New Zealand band The Chills). They released 7 studio albums before playing their final concert at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on February 28, 2005.

The original line-up was expanded with the addition of guitarist Sean Eden for their second album, 1994's Bewitched. Lee Wall replaced Demeski on drums in time for 1997's Pup Tent, and Britta Phillips (also known as the singing voice of animated character Jem) joined when bassist Justin Harwood departed in 2000.

They reformed for their first European shows in ten years, last year. And come back to the UK this year, playing their critically acclaimed album ‘Penthouse’ in full. The album released in August 1995, featured Television guitarist Tom Verlaine on the tracks Moon Palace and 23 Minutes in Brussels. Rolling Stone declared it one of the essential albums of the 90s, which included a cover of Serge Gainsbourg's Bonnie and Clyde as a hidden track. Bonnie and Clyde was released as a single in the UK and was named Melody Maker single of the week.

‘At their best, it's hard to believe there is any other kind of music besides this simple, graceful, chiming chug’ — the Guardian

‘One of indie rock's most beloved live acts’ — Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone

Doors 7pm / ticket includes entry to the CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH. after-party, following the band’s set.

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(Friday) October 07, 2016

LUNA (playing Penthouse in full), Britta Phillips & DRIFT

O2 Academy Islington Angel Central, 16 Parkfield Street London, United Kingdom