4AD Revue, featuring The Lemon Twigs, Methyl Ethel and Pixx
An evening with:
The Lemon Twigs
September 22, 2016
Since 1980 4AD has been home to the likes of Cocteau Twins, Dead Can Dance and Pixies, continuing to its present day roster featuring Deerhunter, Scott Walker and Grimes.
On Thursday 22nd September 4AD will host a Revue evening at the ICA. It is an opportunity to see a selection of their most recent signings share a stage together, 23 years on from the label’s 1993 week-long 13 Year Itch event at the same location, which featured performances from the Red House Painters, The Breeders and Pale Saints. This year Revue will showcase the new talents of The Lemon Twigs, Methyl Ethel and Pixx.
Tickets for 4AD Revue are on sale from the ICA website as of today.
See below for further information about the acts appearing:
Pixx, the creative alter ego of Hannah Rodgers, hails from Chipstead, just beyond the fringes of south London, England, where suburban sprawl starts to break into countryside. Her creative talents were recognised early on, earning her a place at The BRIT School, the renowned performing arts college located near her home. Inspired by the likes of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Aphex Twin and adopting her grandmother’s nickname, the 20 year-old is striking it out alone. Her first release for 4AD, the EP Fall In, was released last year, and the debut Pixx long-player will see the light of day next year.
Directed by James Slater
Borne out of the remote fringes of Perth in western Australia, linchpin Jake Webb started Methyl Ethel in 2013 as a way of getting his bedroom recordings out in the public domain. Like 4AD peers Grimes and Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound), Oh Inhuman Spectacle was crafted in isolation where Webb wrote, played and recorded everything, with fellow Perth residents Thom Stewart (bass) and Chris Wright (drums) recruited to bring the songs to life on stage. Released earlier this year to quiet acclaim, the trio are already working on a follow-up.
Methyl Ethel – ‘Twilight Driving’
The Lemon Twigs are teen brothers Brian (19) and Michael (17) D’Addario, from Long Island, New York. Born into a musical family, the pair have been playing rock music since they were old enough to walk and talk. The prodigiously talented brothers write and perform everything together, and they have shared two songs, ‘These Words’ (written by Brian) and ‘As Long As We’re Together’ (penned by Michael), Both tracks were recorded in Los Angeles, California with production by Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado. The two will feature on the Lemon Twigs’ debut album for 4AD, details to follow soon.
The Lemon Twigs – ‘These Words’