29/03/2014 Flux, Crayola Lectern + Franky and the Jacks

Saturday 01 March 2014
Union Chapel - Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN.
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Flux website + video / Franky and the Jacks + video / Crayola Lectern + video

Growing a reputation for making music that is intricate, energising and beautiful, Flux have made an impressive start to their career with the release of their debut EP Mirror (2012). The seven-¬‐track E.P, full of beauty, force, and spirit, serves as an introduction to the band’s sound and vision and gives listeners a taste of the magic they can expect from the album.

With a vast array of sound and their diverse arsenal of instruments, flux produce shades of modern styles found around London from Urban to Indie to Indian to European Classical, often leaving impressions of Cinematic Orchestra, Nitin Sawhney and the intricate arrangements of Radiohead.

Since their formation in a run down old factory in East London in February 2011 Franky and the Jacks have gone from strength to strength working hard at creating a sound that is both genuine and innovative. The influence of the gypsy jazz rhythms championed by the likes of Django Reinhardt an Les Doigts de L’homme is strong and with songs that are lyrically akin to the storytelling country styles of Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt, yet still managing to keep their feet firmly on British soil, many of the songs can appear simultaneously both uplifting and tragic.

Crayola Lectern released his debut album last April to much critical laudation, it having taken some five years to reach fruition. The music, he describes as "what psychedelia might have felt like had the Edwardians invented it." That brief era will be remembered very much as the calm before a terrible storm, a period of innocence in which the portentous waters of war were stirring.

The duo, comprising Crayola on piano, voice and Alistair Strachan on cornet, keyboards and percussion, hail from Worthing and Brighton where they have been honing their sound to the backdrop of the ocean. They look forward to bringing this to the Union Chapel.

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