Wanna quiz Pete & the Pirates?



The Beat Happening Sessions presents…







Friday 30th January, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London


Hot on the heels of the Beat Happening Bash, which in 2009 saw the likes of Micachu & the Shapes, Chrome Hoof, Screaming Tea Party, Art Brut, Capitol K, Goldielocks and Bearsuit performing or spinning tracks at their monthly events at the Camden Monarch, comes the Beat Happening Sessions.


The concept is simple: the band performs a live set, and then the writers of Beat Happening magazine interview the band on stage. Following the interview is a live audience q & a. What makes your favourite band tick? What inspires their lyrics? What do they prefer, jam or marmalade? Ask them yourself at the Beat Happening Sessions. The added twist is that the interview will then be published in the subsequent issue of Beat Happening magazine!


Kicking off the brand new event are Reading four-piece Pete & the Pirates. Their punk-tinged folk-rock has seen the support the likes of Vampire Weekend and be hailed by Steve Lamacq as ‘the best new pop band of the year’, and their debut album, Little Death, was met with critical acclaim all round. With a new single imminent, and a second album on the horizon, the Beat Happening Sessions provides the perfect way to find out what they have in store for 2009.


Support comes from Brighton’s oddball antifolk duo, The Bobby McGees, whose twisted but twee lyrical stylings have been described as ‘Belle and Sebastien with domestic violence’, and from Velofax’s Pevin Kinel, a walking advert for the loop pedal; his rich layers of improvised instrumentation are jaw-dropping, as is his acapella version of Aphex Twin’s ‘Windowlicker’.



The Beat Happening Sessions

Friday 30th January, The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London

Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets: £8 adv, available here:





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