Wednesday May 2nd we will be hosting two awesome local bands–Honyock and Mondo Deco–and a touring band from Sweden, La Fleur Fatale!
La Fleur Fatale will be the first band we’ve hosted from Sweden, and one of the few international bands we’ve hosted. They’ve been playing together since 2007, but have known each other since high school. La Fleur Fatale gained a decent amount of attention in Sweden after a track from their debut album, “Night Generation”, was used in the trailer for the launch of a new Swedish TV station. This will be their second US tour and first time in California, and they’re planning to film the tour and create a 60-minute documentary chronicling their “return to their musical roots” (late 60′s psychedelic). The documentary idea is partly in response to the band’s belief that the album format is “dying”. “Other formats are interesting,” said their manager Bjorn Rallare (isn’t that a great Swedish name?)
Bjorn described La Fleur Fatale’s sound as “multilayered, melodic with a psychedelic touch,” and listed their influences as “US west coast bands from the 60′s, 90s Britpop and Swedish indie. A mix of everything really.” The band released their second album, “Silent Revolution,” in 2009, and a digital EP, “Share the Love”, in 2010. Bjorn said they’ll be focusing more on EP releases going forward due to the “death” of the album format.
Honyock was started by brothers Spencer and Mason Hoffman, who have been playing music together basically since birth. The band’s name is a nickname their grandfather used to call them. “It’s a term of endearment to all little rascals,” said Spencer. “It symbolizes a lot of things for me. My early childhood, our collectively ‘rebellious’ nature when it comes to musical direction. It also reminds me of my grandpa and his honest-man personality that I hope I inhabit. Oh, and it sounds cool.”
Honyock plans to release their first album, a 5 song EP, this summer.
Show starts at 8
$5 Door Charge