Memória de Peixe+Dear Telephone London, 9th May 2014.
Milhões de Festa Launch Party
Milhões de Festa (Millions of Party), on the road to its 7th Edition, is probably the coolest, craziest music festival you’re ever going to. Held in Barcelos (north of Portugal), it’s above all a great big summer party and a unique celebration of music. Lots of it. This year’s edition (next July!) is almost out of the forge, and it’s time for London to have a taste of what’s coming: We’ve proudly teamed up with our friends at Lovers&Lollypops to bring you Memória de Peixe and Dear Telephone.
L&L’s Soundsystem takes over as your designated party driver; Destination: Milhões de Festa!
Power Lunches, Dalston. £10 in advance Doors open 7pm
Memória de Peixe
Memória de Peixe literally translates to “fish memory”, the perfect name to sum a project based on creating songs with 8 second guitar loops and a drum kit. The sole guitar works rather as a enabler, adding eclectic layers of rhythmic, melodic and bass lines to their sound. Miguel Nicolau (guitar) and Marco Franco (drums) write mainly instrumental musical, a virtuous twist on the melodic approach to pop tunes, complex yet catchy. Despite writing pop music by the book, the self titled debut showcases a band capable of bending rules and broadening the frontiers of the concept of creating with tracks like the truly fun “Fishtank” and “7/4″. Most importantly, tracks like “Estrela Morena” serves as a reminder that there is “song” in”songwriting”.
Founded in 2010, Dear Telephone are Graciela Coelho, André Simão and Ricardo Cibrão (partners in La La La Ressonance) and Pedro Oliveira (the drummer of Peixe:avião and Old Jerusalem). They were inspired by the 1976 short-film “Dear Phone” by Peter Greenaway, to express their will to decant soap operas and cheesy pocket paperback dramas through hard, frugal, minimalist compositions.Buy Tickets