Love Thy Neighbour Presents:
FREE ENTRY show Downstairs at The Hope & Ruin
Self described as “slacker pop with a cherry on top”, Van Houten’s newest offering perfectly encapsulates the feeling of a late and lazy summer afternoon. Layering warm, tape-warped guitars against gently hushed vocals, watery organs and a lilting guitar lead that sounds as if at any moment it could melt and give way under the heat of a heavy August sun. In this way it heralds the gentle psychedelia of a Chris Cohen or Mac Demarco song whilst remaining inherently its own.
Van Houten have already seen support from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, KCRW and Amazing Radio to date, and have opened for indie heavyweights Jay Som and BDRMM. Festival appearances include The Great Escape and Live At Leeds, and they aren’t about to slow down.
Support from Sad Dads
Brighton BN1 3WA