Summer Camp to show Islington some Attitude on 26th March

Summer Camp to show Islington some Attitude on 26th March


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  • Summer Camp headline Islington Assembly Hall, Wednesday 26th March 2014
  • Support from The Art Club and Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences
  • Part of  Attitude is Everything’s ‘Club Attitude’ series

 

Indie-pop couple Summer Camp will bring their tribute to teenage heartbreak to the Islington Assembly Hall on Wednesday 26th March 2014 as part of this year’s Club Attitude. Support will come from post-punk quartet The Art Club and the outsider pop eccentrics, Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences.

 

Headlined in 2012 by Slow Club and by Wave Machines in 2013, Club Attitude is an annual event put on by Attitude is Everything, a charity set up to improve Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music. The charity use Club Attitude to raise awareness of accessibility issues for Deaf and disabled music fans and demonstrate to the music industry how to put on fully accessible gigs.

 

This year’s headliners Summer Camp, merge 80’s pop culture references with sunny, synth infused melodies and will play a special one-off London show between the release of their self-titled sophomore album, reviewed favourably byNMEThe 405 and This is Fake DIY, and their original score written for Charlie Lyne’s “Beyond Clueless”, which debuts at SXSW.

 

Supporting Summer Camp are The Art Club – romantic, dreamy, bedroom pop mixed with further 80’s nostalgia – and minor cult sensation Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences whose outsider pop is short, sharp and smart with catchy, clever songs on unconventional subject matter.

 

John Kennedy, XFM’s tastemaker and longest serving DJ will be compering the evening, whilst DJ The Boy will be sharing his favourite indie and electro hits.

 

The Islington Assembly Hall is a well-designed and fully accessible venue and as with all Club Attitude venues features step-free entrances, accessible toilets, marked viewing areas, lowered bars and the night will also have free tickets for Personal Assistants and British Sign Language interpretation of lyrics onstage.

 

Said Jeremy Warmsley one half of Summer Camp “It’s absolutely shocking that some venues just don’t take accessibility into account, and that’s why it’s so great to be able to play Club Attitude and raise awareness about it.

 

 

Tickets available from We Got Tickets: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/258745

Listings Information
Headlining:                        Summer Camp

Support:                              Paul Hawkins and the Awkward Silences

                  The Art Club

DJ:                                          The Boy

Compere:                            John Kennedy (XFM)

Date:                                     Wednesday 26th March, 2014

Doors:                                   7pm

Place:                                    Islington Assembly Hall
Upper Street

London N1 2UD

Price:                                    £8 Advance

 

ENDS

 

About Attitude is Everything

Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry to implement a Charter of Best Practice across the UK.

 

Of their many successes to date, highlights include working with Festival Republic and Ground Control on all of their UK festivals, supporting Academy Music Group and National Arena Association venues to sign up to the Charter, and working with London Borough of Tower Hamlets to use the Charter of Best Practice as an event standard for all festivals taking place in Victoria Park.

 

Attitude is Everything’s ‘Access Toolkit: Making Outdoor Arts Events Accessible to All’ was awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark, and they worked in partnership with Greater London Authority and London Legacy Development Corporation to make the Cultural-Olympiad and the legacy of the Games as accessible as possible.

 

About Club Attitude

Attitude is Everything run Club Attitude events to showcase the talents of disabled and non-disabled musicians and DJs, and to promote best practice by demonstrating to the industry how to put on a fully accessible gig. They creatively experiment with access facilities such as sign language interpretation of the lyrics and audio description for those with sensory impairments.

 

Previous headliners include Mystery Jets, Foals, Art Brut, Wave Machines and Slow Club and there have been DJ sets from Cornershop, Alexa Chung and Ghostpoet. Club Attitude hosts have included Village Underground, Concorde 2, Islington Academy, Cargo, The Great Escape and Glastonbury.

 

Highlights include:

  • Launching the career of Mystery Jets as headliners in 2001, who have now released 4 albums and are signed to Rough Trade. Their disabled singer Blaine Harrison is a Patron of Attitude is Everything.
  • Glastonbury Showcases between 2009 and 2011, creating accessible conditions for artists and audiences at the world’s biggest festival.
  • Selling out Village Underground events in 2012 and 2013, with headline sets from Slow Club and Wave Machines.

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