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The Waiting Room
175 Stoke Newington High Street, N16 0LH London, United Kingdom
Factory Seconds are Michael Tomlinson (Many Things), Katie Wilkinson (an East London based DJ), Marta Milanese (who is responsible for the illustrations found on the band's social platforms) and Mike Evans (Citizens!).
They generate '80s inspired indie music from a unit of an old factory in North East London. They marry Cure-esque post-punk with Dinosaur Jr distortion and My Bloody Valentine inspired shoegaze fuzz whilst the vocals are split between all four members of the band to bring listeners loud yet uplifting textural pieces of music.
The band’s third single, ‘The Sleepwalkers’ will be released on Big Indie on 27th June. This year the label will feature 12 releases from 12 UK acts curated by DIY mag...azine. Factory Seconds are the first of these acts.
The single itself is an intense post punk track that clocks in at just over three minutes. Sonically there are hints of Echo & the Bunnymen and The Smiths and thematically it features the perils of self destruction and depression which many young Londoners face at some point.
Support comes from Norwich band Graceland and London based ‘80s pop duo Pristine Babe.
Tickets are £5 on DICE.