Death by Unga Bunga, The Fontaines, Sure Sure

The Satellite Presents

Death by Unga Bunga

The Fontaines

Sure Sure

Thu, March 9, 2017

Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 2:00 am)

The Satellite

Los Angeles, CA

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

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Death by Unga Bunga
Death by Unga Bunga
2016 looks like being DBUB's most prolific year so far. They released their fourth album, «Pineapple Pizza», in March, and September 9th they will re-issue their debut album, «Juvenile Jungle», and simultaneously issue four brand new songs on the EP «Fight!». Three releases in one year should justify a few pats on the back, but still the band have no intention of slowing down anytime soon.

A common misconception is that DBUB are leaning heavily on the retro rock trend, and in particular good old garage rock. It's been a while since the boys listed The Sonics as their main source of inspiration, and people who have followed the band the last couple of years obviously know that they've grown to become one of Norway's best power pop/-rock bands. And let it be said: Not many bands make cooler riffs and choruses than DBUB right now.

After «Pineapple Pizza» was released earlier this year, the band have mainly been on the road, and especially in the US. The Americans welcomed them with open arms, and they were added by more than one hundred radio stations. This made them one of the most played bands on American college radio. Their fans are screaming for more, and that's just what DBUB intend to give them!

On «Fight!» you get four new songs, with the guitar distorted to the max and with melodies that you're guaranteed to sing along to at your next party. The EP's title do not describe the band's love for fist fights or meaningless quarrels, but it's rather a tribute to the fight for quality music. Because quality music exists, and DBUB is a steady supplier of just that.
The Fontaines
The Fontaines
If, after listening to The Fontaines' debut EP, you find yourself at a loss for how to describe them, don't worry…that's by design. The young brother-sister duo (Charlotte, 19, sings; Hank, 24, plays guitar) don't want to make music that's easy to pin down.

"We call it New-Wop," Hank says, adding that the he really wants his music to be "swoon-worthy," to have that indescribable sense of a song taking over your heart, a feeling he's gotten listening to artists from Miles Davis to Beach House. For Charlotte, it was hearing The Drifters sing Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Some Kind of Wonderful" in grade school that made her realize what kind of sound she wanted to play with in her own music.

The duo has a vibe that only Charlotte and Hank could have come up with. Originally from Texas, they were born into an artistic household--their mother was a romance novelist, their father an office worker who claimed he was devoid of any creative talent despite an avid sketching habit.

Hank moved to Los Angeles in 2008; partially for his health, but also, he adds, because he "wanted to live in a culturally important city where I could be in warm weather and still go out and hear rock n' roll at night." Charlotte, who always knew she wanted to sing (perhaps because she shares a birthday with Frank Sinatra), followed suit after she graduated high school, determined to follow her brother into the music business. Charlotte, a regular at Hank's early gigs, found herself inspired as she watched him "play at every dive bar and small social gathering in town." Even though most of those shows didn't go well, "she and I both knew that getting up on stage to perform always beats sitting around and then regretting it afterward." From that point, it simply made sense that they join forces.

By late 2013, The Fontaines were playing wherever and whenever they could. "We try to make our shows as unpredictable and spontaneous as possible; we're constantly pushing ourselves to step it up." They also began to write constantly, even compulsively - Hank estimates they've written over 200 songs. Yet "Dusty Springfield," which is set to be the group's fourth single, was written the night before it was recorded. "We actually already had a different song with the name 'Dusty Springfield'," Hank explained. "We didn't like it, but we still wanted to record a song inspired by her. The other guys in the band were shocked when we showed up to record a new song with the same title." The Fontaines' self-produced new songs were recorded at Bedrock Studios near downtown L.A. and mixed by Matt Linesch (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes) at Ocean Way Studios.
Venue Information:
The Satellite
1717 Silverlake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90027