Thursday, July 16, 2009

FM Belfast + BEW (+friends) 160709

I knocked together a flyer for tonight's show.
Come along.

For the past two years, intrepid Belfast SxSW explorers would return to their mother land, regaling friends and family with tales of a band named after their native township, FM Belfast. Word spread and their indie pop sensibilities were heard from stereo to stereo across the land. Until one day, in a stroke of genius (and possible financial ruin), a burgeoning arts festival brought them to the good city, while the sun was setting on a summer’s evening, for all the people to hear. And the people heard and they liked and they moved their feet in time and felt a gladness in their hearts.
FM Belfast have just completed their debut album, how to make friends, and are firmly established as one of Iceland’s premier live shows, playing the closing set at that 2007’s Airwaves festival. Onstage, FM Belfast’s membership varies from 3 to 8 players (including 2 cowbells) depending on who can make it.

This year, the group hit the road playing festivals in Norway (By:Larm), Portugal (Casa Da Musika), and the U.S. (SxSW). The Austin Chronicle listed them as one of the bands to watch at SxSW and the Denver Post named them one of the top 10 new finds at SxSW. Spin Magazine caught on and made them Artist Of The Day on the first day of Spring.

Don’t miss this chance to catch FM Belfast playing in the Waterfront Penthouse Bar, overlooking the entire city. They will be supported Belfast’s ablest electronic experimenter, Barry’s Electric Workshop.

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