See you Sunday folks…
‘They’re the world’s highest altitude post-surf band. They sound like post-rockers gatecrashing a Tarantino soundtrack.’ Gruff Rhys - Super Furry Animals
What better place to spend a Sunday afternoon than in the warm comfort of The Lexington, with its laidback vibes, roast dinners and 4 very special guests every second Sunday of the month, including residents The Hall of Mirrors who are currently hard at work on their first album with the likes of Paul O’Duffy (John Barry collaborator/ Amy Winehouse Back to Black co-writer).
Special guests include:
Y Niwl are a surf psych band from North Wales. Singer-songwriter and Super Furry Animals frontman Gruff Rhys has said: ‘they’re the world’s highest altitude post-surf band. They sound like post-rockers gatecrashing a Tarantino soundtrack.’ So taken by Y Niwl was Gruff Rhys that they later became his backing band.
Y Niwl was named The Sunday Times Album of the Week on 2 January 2011. The track Undegpedwar was used as the theme tune to the BBC television show Football Focus.
Alex Dingley hails from Llansteffan in Carmarthenshire and is a former member of Welsh language group Texas Radio Band. The Alex Dingley Band have supported acts as diverse as Dirty Pretty Things and Billy Bragg and their sound has been described as ‘Jagged Folktronic Rock’ (NME) and ‘Ramshackle Country Pop’ (Huw Stephens - BBC).
The Sun Electric Band
‘Manchester’s Sun Electric Band channel the beatnik harmonies of Real Estate or The Mantles, but with a blues edge that tips its hat to Steely Dan and early Beatles, and sits them alongside contemporaries Spectrals (In The City).’They area band over-flowing with classic pop eloquence… while new Manc bands are seemingly falling over themselves to re-invent the wheel and overwhelm us with otherworldly soundscapes, The Sun Electric Band’s genius is very much of this world’ (City Life).