The Phenomenal Handclap Band

The Phenomenal Handclap Band are definitely on OIW’s supercool list at the moment…

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Started by two NYC underground DJ’s with an “encyclopedic knowledge of esotoric music”, there’s now 8 of them playing their electro funked up, dream-pop-disco (yes, it’s probably a genre!).

The New Yoikers came over to give us a taste earlier this year, and they’re back right now for a bigger UK tour before heading back to the US to tour with Simian Mobile Disco. There’s a Hoxton Bar & Grill date on Sept 22nd, and seeing as it doesn’t clash with any OIW happenings, we’d recommend you get your arse down to the show and shake it. There’s also this super-retro looking video that should explain exactly why you should do just that…

The band’s self-titled album came out through Tummy Touch (hee hee, that name has a strange habit of making me giggle like a schoolgirl) a month or so back and features good folk like Jon Spencer. Here’s a track from it for your ears. And your weekend…

The Phenomenal Handclap Band – You’ll disappear
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3 thoughts on “The Phenomenal Handclap Band

  1. Bah! Would very much have been going to the Sep 22nd gig if it weren’t for a) The Arsenal game, and b) The Temper Trap the day after. This band are great.

    Off to look for alternative dates…

  2. Pingback: Phenomenal Clock Opera « Ohinvertedworldclub’s Weblog

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