Glasswerk/TBA presents: the Best of In The City

Well, the dust has settled on In The City for another year but before we start working on ITC 2007 in Manchester, In The City Of New York in June 07 and In The City AAA in Perth's sunny November climes, there's one last job to take care of: The now-traditional Best Of In The City showcases in London Town.

Following on from last year's sell-out gigs, the best bands from ITC Unsigned, ITC Urban and Break ITC are coming together with a series of nights to show the people of our nation's capital what they missed in our nation's music capital – and see off a great year al round for the World's premier new music event.

For a taste of what we're talking about, you can download the ITC Unsigned Album 2006 exclusively from iTunes

Then ITC goes global – head to link to register for more information and keep an eye out for link coming soon.

And finally, a big thank you to everyone who helped make In The City 2006 the event it was – the delegates, the bands, the people and the fans

Thursday 16th November 7.30pm, SIN, FREE

ITC Unsigned: Gideon Conn, Karima Francis, New World Record, The Wombats

Acoustic: The Amber Plan, Through Snowy Static, Thom Stone, Smoking Feathers, Paris Motel

DJs: Goldierocks, Tom Ravenscroft (channel 4 radio), Uncle Buck, Cluekid and Cottie

Sin Club, 144 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0LB. 020 7240 1900
Note: the entrance is actually on Andrew Borde Street, opposite Centrepoint; closest tube: Tottenham Court Road

Room1: Best of ITC unsigned

Gideon Conn (8.15pm, downstairs)

Weird-ass jazz/hip hop acoustic guitar playing skat.”

Karima Francis (9pm, downstairs)

Record of the Day – editorial choice – We can hear traces of Joan Armatrading, and others but there's nothing derivative about her voice or her songwriting. She looks and sounds striking

New World Record (9.45pm, downstairs)

inspiration from their love of American bands such as Wilco & Nada Surf but at times recalls the likes of Doves with an angular twist of Bloc Party


The Wombats (10.30pm, downstairs)

spiky guitars, witty lyrics and Beach Boy “woo-woo”s.

Room 2: Best of Break ITC & ITC urban

The Amber Plan (8.45pm, upstairs)
The Amber Plan are an up and coming 4 piece alternative for the mainstream listener, combining both electric and acoustic sounds with vibrant vocals and melodic tunes. ~'Epic Alt-Rock with Sassy Confidence'” Play Music Magazine

Through Snowy Static (9.15pm, upstairs)

Clue Kid and Cottie (DJ between sets and at end)
When I got into digital, I started making grime and moved onto Dubstep last yearI work with my partna in crime, Cotti and 4N plus other producers and DJs like chef, loefah & iron soul. I enjoy goin to DMZ & Bash,

Smoke Feathers (9.45pm, upstairs)

Born on a river, raised by a river… Ladies and Gentlemen, we are proud to present to you today Smoke Feathers — alt. explorer of noise and harmony

Thom Stone (10.15pm, upstairs)

Thom Stone is an 18 year old singer songwriter, who writes deep, poetic
lyrics alongside his acoustic based country/folk songs. Having broken onto the scene in 2006 Thom has already played alongside Iain Archer, supported Matt Costa on his full UK tour and played a storming set at this years Wireless Festival in Hyde Park..

Paris Motel (acoustic) (10.45pm, upstairs)

“Eerie, filmic and lush: London sextet Paris Motel's string-powered mini movies have been making audiences all over the UK fall in love with them.” Pat Long, NME

DJ sets: Goldierocks, Uncle Buck, Stylish Riots, Tom Ravenscroft


LEG 2) Friday 17th November, 10pm-5am, £10, £6 / (FREE to industry)

333 Club. 333 Old Street London EC1V 9LE 020 7739 5949 link

Tickets: £10/£6 doors, (FREE to music industry) 10pm-4am 08700 600100


Best OF ITC LIVE with Playmusic magazine

The Francos 1.15am

Formed in Bristol in 2004, The Francos have quickly gone about building a strong & loyal fanbase. A huge run of gigs in 2005, including the sun-soaked Ashton Court festival, marked their arrival to the South West. The sound is frenzied, sparkling guitar-pop with an inescapable bop-along vibe. Cracking tunes stuffed with hook-laden riffs and sing-along choruses ensure everyone goes home whistling and humming… The Francos now have a string of national dates in the pipeline for this summer, as they hope to spread their songs far-and-wide.
“Most likely to steal your man-bag and then break your heart with their gleeful psych-pop are Scouse-fronted The Francos. Venue is still puzzled as to why Pete Francos isn't a household name…” (VENUE)


Paris Motel (full band) 12.30am

“One of the most stunning and intelligent DIY releases for some time, and they are dazzling live too,” The Independent

Milke – 11.45pm
Its looking back at dance and funky-rock history, taking in influences from Talking Heads, Eurythmics, Prince, Curtis Mayfield, Motown and much more, and mixing it with dance production from the current electro-house and breaks scenes, and bringing a whole new style to the table.

Fell City Girl – 11pm

“this is three and a half minutes of the most epic, tuneful and intense music you'll hear all year” — drowned in sound

Blondelle – 10.15pm

“Get teenage kicks all through the night with four whisky-slugging schoolboys…The music is as classically rock and roll as their attitude, a fizzing melange of Iggy aggression and Velvet Underground drone, with sparkling pop melodies rising up through the murk.” Virgin Radio Website


LEG 3) Manchester TBC

LEG 4) Best of ITC Urban with EA Games Dec 7th TBC

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