Mohair Jumpers For The Winter

Fresh from a summer of love around the festivals of Britain, playing at the Carling Weekend, The V Festivals and Glastonbury, Mohair have picked up reviews and are heading off into the cold for their autumn tour. We at like what we saw and booked them in faster than a fast thing on a fast day.

Gig hardened but musically delicate (having already played from here to LA to Montreux). Swaying breezes of Hammond organs and guitars flow out into the stratosphere. Slightly cosmic, slightly noisey, probably a little bit retro… the NME says,

‘…a Cockney Belle & Sebastian swigging whiskey with Ryan Adams.’

While the Hit Sheet reports,

‘Put simply, Mohair are one of THE hottest newcomers in the UK.’

And The Fly goes,

‘like Neil Young and The Charlatans taught at folk-rock school.’

Sing-a-long harmonies and a positive outlook on music, life and playing describe what Mohair do.

The four lads from Watford who make up the band are:

Pete Baker – Drums, Backing Vocals
‘As solid a drummer as he is a geezer…good beard too.’ Alex

Tim Slade – Bass, Backing Vocals
‘he likes his tea and cats.’ Tom

Alex Richards – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
‘he can arrange the shit out of a Mozart string quartet or a Kylie medley.’ Tim

Tom Billington – Vocals, Guitar
‘…..a gazelle on steroids….he plays how he is, fast, frantic and filthy.’ Pete

See them live at the following dates:

19th October – Dry Bar, Manchester – Red Star Ritual, Blind Io, Tzuka, Silvasurfa support.
20th October – Josephs Well, Leeds – Drat, Buen Chico, The Sunshine Underground support.
23rd October – The Magnet, Liverpool – Seventh Letter, Carney, The Black Jackels support.

All shows are £5 advance.
Tickets available from link .
Piccadilly Records, Manchester. – 0161 832 1111
Radio City Box Office, Liverpool – 0151 256 5555
Leeds – 0113 244 6677

See link for more info.

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