The Bent Brief, Friday 30th August 2013: ACCRINGTON STANLEY + THE FLYING ALEXANDERS

ACCRINGTON STANLEY + THE FLYING ALEXANDERS at the BENT BRIEF, 30th August 2013. Free EntryLet’s celebrate the survivors! Two of Southampton’s longest-running and, dare we say it?, most respected bands play a one-off show together. Fresh from Sofa City, Accrington Stanley and The Flying Alexanders play a special ‘end the summer hols with a bang’ gig at The Bent Brief on 30th August. Should be an absolute blast. Free entry.

Accrington Stanley
Still dining out on the marvellous moment when they found themselves representing 1/50 of John Peel’s published record collection (2 lps in the first 100 published), the Stanleys have been enjoying a tidy renaissance, picking up great reviews for their last album ‘Exactly’ and releasing increasing amounts of their bulging back-catalogue on line. Quirky, characterful indie-pop at its finest…

The Flying Alexanders
Utterly bomb-proof, the Alexanders have a heart rooted in punk and lyrics rooted in 21st century living. Sitting on top of one of the tightest and meanest rhythm-sections around, marvel at Perry Flatt‘s ever evolving masterclass in economic, brutal guitar playing and get swept along by Jon Sansom‘s ebullience and energy as front-man/singer and lyricist par excellance. Recommended!

Thanks to all at Amyfest

A shout from Stanley Towers to all who put in their time and effort to make the Amy Winehouse Foundation All-Dayer the blast that it was. Special mention to Marco, the Talking Heads, and the tireless bods from the AW foundation Mystery Machine.

Amy Winehouse Foundation All-Dayer piece from the Daily Echo

While the boys repair their buzzing amps and test their leads for the next show, enjoy this picture (from the Daily Echo) of Amy on the drums, still able to keep the Stanleys in time despite her one significant well-documented obstacle. (Baz not pictured for contractual reasons)