Sir Sly, The Chain Gang of 1974, Bel Heir @ Holocene
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00pm
Sir Sly @ Holocene - EARLY SHOW, Doors at 7, Show at 7:15
The Guardian writes of Sir Sly, in their New Band of the Day feature:
"Sir Sly are a brand new trio who were No 1 on Hype Machine at the weekend — at the time of writing they are at No 8, sandwiched between AlunaGeorge and Disclosure, a good place to be...Their debut single is being released by National Anthem, the London imprint behind EPs from Haim, Atlas Genius and Chvrches. In the States it's being issued by Neon Gold, whose A&R sensibility is a matter of record...Recorded, mixed and mastered by the band themselves at their home studio, their music is melancholy electronic rock with the emphasis on the singing and the melody...moody and forlorn...If this was six months ago and we got stuck in a lift with one of National Anthem or Neon Gold and we wanted to sell them Sir Sly with a snappy one-line pitch, it would be "They're Maroon 5 meets Coldplay", even though we accept that those two bands are diametrically opposed (not that we'd say as much — no lift journey lasts that long). Shame this never happened, with us on commission, because they are going to be massive."