January 11, 2014

Minors are an orchestral pop Parisian quintet led by Thomas Rozès. Their songs are popular hymns urging all of us to take care of each other. They are the beautiful child of Arcade Fire and A Silver Mt. Zion.

The band sings about better days and brotherliness. Their generosity on stage is highly contagious. It's cheerful, percussive and big-hearted. A truly wonderful collective.

Daniel Chavis founded American shoegaze cult band The Veldt with his twin brother, Danny, in the mid 90s. They released three albums, including the rather magnificent Afrodisiac, and toured with Lush, Cocteau Twins and The Jesus And Mary Chain. In 2007, they formed Apollo Heights and went on to collaborate with Mos Def and Lady Kier, the Deee-Lite singer, on the album White Music For Black People.

As if it wasn't enough, we can safely say that TV On The Radio and Bloc Party have stolen one thing or two from the Chavis brothers' sound, a unique mix of shoegaze and moody soul.

At the time of the concert, The Veldt were about to get themselves back on the map with a new EP, the aptly titled The Shocking Fuzz Of Your Electric Fur.