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Tender Trap gigs

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:58 pm
by Aidan
Tender Trap will be playing their first live gigs for about three years, on 13th April at The Windmill, Blenheim Gardens, Brixton, and Saturday 15th April at Notting Hill Arts Club, 21 Notting Hill Gate. Free. Doors open 4pm, entry first come first served.

For those who don't recognise the name, they're the last survivors (beside Mary Lou Lord, Evan Dando & Dan Treacey) of the pre-britpop/pre-grunge twee indie pop scene; basically the front half of Heavenly grafted onto the back half of the Magnetic Fields. (In the unlikely event that you read this, sincere apologies Amelia for that metaphor.)

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:20 am
by Keg
Sounds great! One of my lasting gig-related regrets is missing seeing Heavenly in Preston in 1995 or so, thanks a fickle mate who happened to be the only driver among us. It still makes me seethe today, thinking about it. I never got another opportunity to see them.

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:58 am
by Aidan
One of my great conversation-stoppers in the (admittedly ever shrinking) circle of people who'd be impressed by it, is that I seem to be just about the only person who saw both Heavenly & the Soft Boys live.

If you (or anyone) wants the ideal christmas present for pre-Britpop indie fans, you can buy olive trees hand-grown by Cathy Rogers (the other half of Heavenly) at Nudo Italia.
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Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:46 am
by Keg
Hi there,

Just to let you know that TENDER TRAP will be playing their second gig in 3 years this Thursday (2nd April). It’s at the Lexington in London, supporting the wonderful SHRAG.

The Trap are on at 9.30, and the show will feature lots of new songs. Plus new band members Katrina and Elizabeth alongside Rob, John and Amelia. ARTHUR AND MARTHA complete the bill. More details below.

Hope to see you there.

Amelia, John, Elizabeth, Rob and Katrina x

Ps If you don’t want to read occasional emails from Tender Trap, just respond to this email saying ‘Leave me the heck alone’ and we’ll remove you from our list.


The Lexington
96-98 Pentonville Road
Nearest tubes: Kings Cross/Angel


Thursday April 2nd

We play 9.30pm, but do come early for Arthur and Martha

How much?

Advance: £6 from We Got Tickets/Door: £8

Who playing?

Expect jagged post punk, ragged electro pop and a bundle of ramshackle, runaway energy, alongside nods to everyone from Le Tigre to Penetration. Their debut album Shrag was released on WIAIWYA earlier this year and has garnered comparisons to Love is All, Gang of Four, B52s, The Long Blondes and more.
“A spectacularly bitter indie girls-set-on-stun dual vocal attack, in what is one of the better bands to juxtapose schmindie twee and angered literary abstraction since 1990s unsung legends Prolapse.” (The Guardian)

That would be us. Punk rock for girls.

Arthur and Martha are an electronic pop duo, by bringing together their rag-tag collection of moogs, melodicas and an antique drum-machine, they pen the songs for the happy robots to dance to. This is a rare live show to support the release of their debut album ‘Navigation’ which will be released on Happy Robots in the spring.
“a British spin on The Postal Service, or Aphex Twin remixing the contents of NME’s seminal ’C86’ tape” (NME)