An intimate night of weird and wonderful international electronic-inspired music from two of the coolest up and coming European bands. FAQ, an electro indie rock band from Switzerland will be playing in the Studio Theatre, along with Keymono, a NuSoul, NuJazz band with an electro-pop twist from Lithuania.
After 3 successful European tours, FAQ are now ready to make their live debut in Camden Town. The band became popular in the international electro-scene after going on tour with acclaimed acts such as Deine Lakaien, De/Vision, Mesh and Clan of Xymox. After supporting Apoptygma Berzerk during their ‘Welcome to Earth’ tour in 2000, and releasing two albums Re-Substitute and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy, they became firmly established in the music scene. In 2008, 120 years after Whitechapel murders in London’s very own East End, FAQ opened a new casebook about the most famous serial killer of all time. Who was Jack The Ripper? We don’t know for sure, it’s still a mystery and FAQ are certainly not the ones who will be able to reveal it. Their 5th official studio album Whitechapel tries its hardest not to give any new answers or theories. British bands such as Archive, James, Indochine, Radiohead, Oasis, Manic Street Preachers, IAMX and Kasabian influence them.
“Be our guest and join us on a tour through London East End district, and let’s go back in time, into the streets of Whitechapel, 1888. Yours truly, xxx” - Phil, FAQ
Keymono (previously called BrassBastardz) are a mix of synths, live instruments, electronic sounds, raps which flow, dreamy lyrical vocals and royal drum beats flow simultaneously with synthetic sounds. The prehistory of the band sums up to a release of 2 LP’s and 4 EP’s, a video that won nominations for ‘Most Stylish video in Lithuania’, nominal designer eyewear collection from vinyle called Vinylize, different songs placed in 2 different movies, 2 full albums: ‘Waiting’ and ‘Synthezatorium’, the song ‘Bubble in a Trouble’ winning The People Music Awards in Electronica/Dance category.
“Keymono are one of the breakthrough bands from this year’s awards. Winners of the best dance/electronica act, their performance and energy at this years awards ceremony absolutely amazing and the highlight of the awards for me. Their music fuses pumping electronic bass and beats with fat synthesizers and singer Daiva’s powerful vocals, creating a unique and adventurous yet mature sound that is sure to delight anyone with an ear for good dance music”. – Dylan Statow, The Peoples Music Awards founder
London seems to be becoming their main place of residence as they are spending most of their time here. Welsh musician EVM (Evermean) remixed their song ‘Everything’, which is now playing in London clubs. They also worked on a joint single with Peigh, a member of Banana Klan.
The music they like, people they meet, artists they admire and all that surrounds them influence Keymono.
This electro-filled night will bring something unique to the Roundhouse. Something you will have not seen before.
Studio Theatre, Roundhouse, Camden