Neil at the ever-wonderful Transpontine has written a preview of Holy Joy’s pending New Cross return this Thursday (tickets here).
Transpontine is a blog detailing the life, loves and history of South East London and it got me to thinking that Exotic Pylon Records is basically a New Cross label which makes me feel very proud (and still completely amazed that the whole enterprise hasn’t back-fired yet).
SO, you should have a wander round this most unique of blogs and if you follow this link you can trace all previous Band of Holy Joy history there which includes some beautiful photos and various warm and intimate encounters with the band in one form or another.
MY GOD – this is going to be one hell of a homecoming.
Band of Holy Joy originally formed in New Cross nearly 30 years ago and for the first time in many many years they are returning to their old stomping ground to perform live at the brilliant Montague Arms. Tickets here.
Holy Joy have had an incredible year with Butterfly being one of the most (deservedly) acclaimed albums of their history, and in the very strangest of circumstances it transpires that Exotic Pylon Records lives and operates out of the same address where the Band used to hang and er, drink tea (etc.) back in the day. Call it fate, coincidence or whatever but seriously, what are the odds?
This is what they have to say:
“The night is in honour of Betty and Stan who have ran the Montague since time began and beyond. It’s an amazing pub in itself and well worth a visit we feel its going to be a beautiful mad chaotic night. We are playing with Beata Positiva and Hillfield and Stone it’s an inspired line up and we’d love to see you there.”
This is the perfect way of welcoming in Christmas and it might be wise to not make any plans for the following morning – this is going to be LARGE!
Misty Roses chaunteuse Robert Conroy performed a gorgeous live set on Irene Trudel’s WFMU Show on November 28th with pianist Michael Harren. The show can be downloaded in full from here and features an incredible version of Broadcast’s eternally haunting Echo’s Answer.
Esther Harris has produced a truly beautiful video for Misty Roses‘ Puce Woman (for Kenneth Anger) which you can watch just below.
On top of this, a French blog called Hartzine has done a featurette on the video and Robert’s live WFMU performance with pianist Michael Harren (which you can check download in the post above). Amongst the great google mistranslations is a nice description of Misty Roses’ ‘licked electronics, psychedelic sound-fed.’