THE ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE live at Maximalism – A Musical Extravaganza in aid of The Martlets Hospice

Thomas and Alex White, in association with Brassneck, ITB and Concorde 2 present… MAXIMALISM! A musical extravaganza in aid of The Martlets Hospice

Wednesday 15th December, Concorde 2, Brighton – Featuring the myriad talents of… FIELD MUSIC, THE EIGHTIES MATCHBOX B-LINE DISASTER, BRITISH SEA POWER, THE ELECTRIC SOFT PARADE, THE CHAP, THE PURE CONJECTURE + DJs, Silent Auction, Licensed Bar + lots of fun!!!! MYSTERY JETS special guest DJ’s for the night.

Press release: As The Martlets Hospice promotional material says: “Life Is Precious – Right To The End”. We all hope that when the end comes, ourselves and our loved ones are in control and in comfort. Needless to say, the work the staff at The Martlets Hospice do is absolutely essential and extremely important. Without it, many would spend their last weeks and months without vital support. It is also worth noting the help and support all families of patients receive. Again, in some instances this means the difference between somebody suffering alone and having an experienced listener. In short, these are amazing people, and we would like to give something back.

Which brings us to the first annual Maximalism ball. To be held on the 15th of December 2010, the event brings together some of the most innovative bands working in the UK today, along with some seriously amazing DJ sets.

When considering what bands we’d like to get involved, there was really no hesitation that Field Music were an absolute must. Having created three consecutive albums of some of the most complex, original avant-rock this country has ever produced, this was a bit of a no-brainer. We just had to have the Brewis brothers!

Racking our brains for bands that would also fit the “Maximalism” idea, The Chap immediately came to mind. Fusing Dadaist lyrics, laptop glitch and hard rock, this London group are true pioneers of their own damn thang.

Thinking we had to involve the Brighton contingent somewhat, the night will feature (among many more artists yet to be announced) two exclusive sets: firstly, it will mark the first Electric Soft Parade show since the band went on hiatus in early 2008. Whether this reformation will result in glorious harmony or wibbling rivalry remains to be seen. Get there early to find out!

The night will also feature super-group The Pure Conjecture, performing their new album, “Courgettes” in its’ entirety. The band are made up of members of Actress Hands, British Sea Power, Electric Soft Parade, Brakes, The Hazey Janes, The Tenderfoot, Nada and 30 Pounds Of Bone, and as such, it may just be your only chance to catch ‘em before they go their separate ways.

The night will be £20 per person, over-18’s only, there will be a full licensed bar, there will be a silent auction, and we will all have a lot of fun! Many thanks for reading. Thomas and Alex White x