In 2012, Fred Perry celebrated 60 years as an icon of fashion; a brand with a unique place in the British style firmament and one that is instantly recognised around the globe. It has enjoyed an unparalled relationship with British subcultures over the last 6 decades and continues to trail-blaze the up-and-coming. To that end, the Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live series continues at The Garage this March, presenting a selection of artists and DJs that are pushing things forward, here and now.
King Krule is South East London’s rough jewel. A very talented young man, his unexpected deep and mournful baritone is disappointment and disillusionment personified. His first UK tour was a sell out and his status as ‘one to watch’ was cemented with an inclusion in the BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll. Global recognition has already started to spread, as he begins to break America, having been a standout performance at CMJ, and his show at the Pitchfork Festival made him the talk of Paris.
Due to urgent recording commitments Rainy Milo has had to cancel but we are really thrilled to announce that Arlissa will now be performing instead on the evening.
Arlissa’s voice falls between the power of Florence and the rich soul of Neneh Cherry and nowhere is Arlissa’s mix of the modern urban condition with musical flights of fantasy more apparent than what might be her anthem-in-waiting, ‘Braveheart’. Arlissa’s poster-girl looks and effortless songwriting present the image of a bulletproof pop-star-in-waiting. Don’t let that fool you. Aged just twenty, Arlissa’s is a surprisingly turbulent tale of hard-fought independence and maturity, all of which seeps into the emotional core of her material. Arlissa will surprise people, and she knows it. After all, “the first question people ask me, without hearing my music, is whether I’m an RnB artist.”
Night Works is also known as Gabriel Stebbing. Previously Metronomy’s bass player, his songs create an after-hours vision of the city. Produced by long-time collaborators and friends Joseph Mount (Metronomy), Ash Workman (Klaxons) and Gabriel himself, his debut longplayer has been recently released. From the same school of thought as Kindness and Connan Mockasin, this set promises to be full of genre defying surprises.
Line Of Best Fit DJs:
The Line of Best Fit is a UK-based independent online music magazine covering the best in new and alternative sounds, featuring new content daily from the best music writers and photographers around the world. As well as being thoroughly nice chaps, they have stonking record collections that they will be sharing with us on the night.
Ghostpoet (DJ Set):
Ghostpoet is set to release his second album in May this year – the follow up to the Mercury Music Prize nominated, and hugely supported ‘Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam’. We get some insight into his musical DNA
This show is part of the Fred Perry’s Sub-Sonic Live series. Sub-Sonic Live has been an integral part of Fred Perry’s Subculture website reporting on the best of emerging international talent, and is the live manifestation of the concept. The bimonthly event showcases emerging international talent across 2 stages. Recent artists who have appeared as part of Sub-Sonic Live include; The Horrors, Afrika Bambaattaa, The Charlatans, Factory Floor, Tom Vek Andrew Weatherall and Greg Wilson.