+ Thomas White
Part of MeltdownSaturday 12 June 2010
Jon Lawler - alias Jon Fratelli of The Fratellis - and singer-songwriter Lou Hickey bring Codeine Velvet Club, a new project that celebrates their shared love of 1960s girl-boy duets, dramatic orchestral pop, and dark, postwar Hollywood and Las Vegas romanticism, to Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Support comes from Thomas White (Electric Soft Parade, Brakes), who performs tracks from his celebrated new solo album The Maximalist.
'White fuses elements of The Who, Chicago, My Bloody Valentine, Queens Of The Stone Age, Badalamenti and Badfinger, which is not just a feat of cut-and-paste engineering, but also proof of his verve, vivid imagination and fervent love of music.' (**** Uncut)