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Chorus Girl/ Fight Milk/ Treasures of Mexico/Pete Green

  • The Oast Granary Close Gillingham, England, ME8 United Kingdom (map)

The third and final "not too shabby" gig of the autumn season sees an evening of top entertainment courtesy of Chorusgirl, Fightmilk,Treasures of Mexico and Pete Green.

Formerly on the Fortuna Pop record label (which was the kitemark of quality bands for the last 25 years), and now of Reckless Yea Records, Chorusgirl have just issued their second album and it is, as you’d expect, rather good.

Citing Lush, The Breeders, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, The Bangles and The B52s among their influences, they have amassed an excellent catalogue of songs that set even the most leaden of toes and reluctant of hips (i.e. mine) tapping, swinging and swaying with slightly alarming levels of vigour.

“The London quartet explore universal themes with the catchiest of tunes, thundering rhythms, a wry sense of self and fascinating multi-meaning lyrics.” (8/10) Louder Than War

“..from the starting gate to the finish line, Chorusgirl bristle with static and nerves.”
Drowned in Sound

"Bloody good", Careful Now Promotions

We are more than happy to have Fightmilk as well. They played a stormer for us at the summer beer festival and were thwarted in their efforts to return in November. Those blasted germs eventually putting paid to our plans. If you didn’t see them last time, make sure you do this time as they are splendid. As is their debut album, which I’m sure you already own. If not, you probably will by the end of the night.

Support also comes from Treasures of Mexico, who will be playing a semi-acoustic set for us. This is a bit special as it’ll be their first ever gig!

They comprise two former members of legendary Medway band The Dentists and they’ve just released their second album, which is drawing favourable comments from, well, everyone who’s heard it, frankly.

And finally, British indie pop singer/songwriter Pete Green lives in Sheffield but grew up on the coast of north Lincolnshire. When they're not dreaming about the sea, they're obsessing over old maps, ghost railways, the Shipping Forecast, and the paths not taken. Full of warmth, yearning and wry smiles, Pete's solo set combines last-gasp love songs, odes to windswept platforms and lower-division football, rainy day poetry, and field recordings from the edge of nowhere (or the north promenade at Cleethorpes). 

Their avowed aim in all of this is to make the solo acoustic format sparkly instead of boring. Pete's 'career' highlights include making the church stage audience at the Indietracks festival do an Icelandic thunderclap; singing guest vocals on a Christmas song by their hero Helen Love; and making the sound go funny when their debut single Everything I Do is Gonna Be Sparkly was played on Radio 1 in the middle of the night. When tired of their own company Pete also fronts Sheffield indiepop band The Sweet Nothings.

Pete promises to debut a festive tune of their own among the new material on show at the Oasthouse, as well as tracks from their 2016 offering We're Never Going Home - an album about running away, rivers, wishes, shorelines, overgrown trackbeds, being halfway through life and still not knowing, and getting wasted on single malt whisky on the night the world ends.

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