|(We Are) Performance|
|Hailing from Manchester UK, this electro pop four-piece are made up of two Joes (old school friends Joe Stretch and Joe Cross) and two sisters (Billie and Laura Marsen). They formed (We Are) Performance three years ago after meeting in Manchester. Having played the gig and party circuit all over the north and south of England, they are now signed to Too Much Information Records. Their second album is still being recorded and in the meantime the lead singer Joe Stretch published a novel entitled Friction.|
|"We´re so grateful to be playing on UNMADE BEDS because it seems like the director and his team are genuine fans of the band" says lead singer Joe Stretch. "They approached our management after coming to see us play a few times – in his words, he "be came obsessed with us" actually! This has been a fantastic experience for all of us."|
|Another of their songs "Surrender" is part of the soundtrack.|
|Ripping up stages with their unique take on electric blues, Connan Mockasins and his band have been building quite a cult following on the UK underground circuit.|
|The line-up of the Mockasins changes continually, but Conan Hosford remains as its visionary beacon (the band’s name is derived from his aff ection for quirky moccasins, which he makes himself out of sheepskin and old motorcycle tyres). But while they gather speed over here, the band in fact all hail from New Zealand, and their time in England is limited – though they spend a few months in the UK every year.|
|As another favourite of Alexis Dos Santos, the band’s role in the fi lm is crucial. The charac-ters in UNMADE BEDS shoot their music video in the squat, art directing and painting its backdrop – which turns into the fantastical party where Axl and Vera fi nally meet. Another of theirs songs "Hello View", is part of the soundtrack.|
|Plaster of Paris|
|Boy-girl student duo Molly and Lewis met at Camberwell Art school in London, and encouraged by the success they had playing together at a few spontaneous open-mic nights, formed the concept of Plaster of Paris. With nothing but an acoustic guitar, Molly´s sensa-tional voice (inherited from her opera singer mother?) and their trademark gramophone horn – which they have labelled their "kazoomaphone" – as instruments, they have managed to create their own unique sound. Plaster of Paris are as yet unsigned, but continue to gig regularly all around the country.|
|As well as songs from the above performers,|
LONDON NIGHTS soundtrack includes the follow-ing tracks:
- I’m Fine and Underground by Kimya Dawson, folk anti-star recently discovered by a wider audience thanks to her role in the soundtrack of JUNO.
- Don’t Be Upset by Jeff rey Lewis, indie singer songwriter and comic books author from New York.
- My Life is Starting over again by the heartbreaking low-fi genius of Daniel Johnston.
- We Are Not The Same by the UK band Good Shoes
- Fuck Me and Bobby Peru the Greek duo Mary and The Boy "Cherry Blossoms" by Tindersticks, one of the most original and distinctive British acts of the ‚90s.
- Sara Perche Ti Amo by I Ricchi e Poveri, early 80s Italian Pop hit.
- Hot Money, Hot Ass! by Black Moustache, duo from New York.
- Swinget by Tolga Quartet, gipsy jazz band from Italy, with a Dutch front man.