Go Team tour support return to Norwich

COLIN WILSON The Research, two girls, a boy and a battered secondhand £9 keyboard, who deliver sugar-sweet fuzz pop harmonies play Norwich Arts Centre, off St Benedict's, on Monday, September 26.

COLIN WILSON

The Research, two girls, a boy and a battered secondhand £9 keyboard, who deliver sugar-sweet fuzz pop harmonies play Norwich Arts Centre, off St Benedict's, on Monday, September 26.

Utilising just a cheap keyboard, a bass guitar and half a drumkit, the Research offer a more stripped-down approach than foremost movers in the off-kilter pop scene such as Arcade Fire. The result is just as impressive as some of their more orchestral counterparts with slices of bubblegum pop tempered with alternative-flavoured twists and noir lyrics.

Their debut album, Breaking Out (At Large Recordings) isn't out until the start of next year, but this trio's brace of singles She's Not Leaving and the double A-side C'mon Chameleon/I Love You, But… and their live shows have already earned them a large fanbase and admiration.

This headline tour follows supports with the Go! Team and Maximo Park. The Research are Russell (the Disaster) Searle (vocals/keyboards), Georgia Lashbrook (vocals/bass) and Sarah Williams (vocals/drums).

Main support comes from Anglo-French popsters Mono Taxi who were formed in the Parisian suburbs a year ago and have recently relocated to London.

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Here they have developed their innocently skewed take on pop music, with diverse musical influences and cross channel passions ranging from from Velvet Underground, Pixies, My Bloody Valentine to Serge Gainsbourg and Nineties American alternative music.

Mono Taxi have already picked up great support earlier this year from Radio One's Steve Lamacq and XFM's Claire Sturgess and are set to release their debut single, Kind of Better on new indie label Play It Again 7 on October 10. The single has been produced by ace newcomer Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys, Dead 60s).

Opening the evening will be lo-fi pop band Piskie Sits who will be performing their Pavement-esque quirky pop songs.

Doors 8pm. Tickets £5 advance, £6 door. Box office: 01603 660352

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