Preview: AIM Frequency with The Retrospective Soundtrack Players, Rob the Liar and Cork Sparrows (18/11/2013)


With the last Frequency being a huge success thanks to the awesome bands and solid crowd, the second Frequency of the year is looking to be just as exciting. Now that the days are getting shorter and the nights colder, what better way to shelter from the cruel November winds than to head down to the Union and enjoy the three excellent acts playing this month? Additionally, Cancer Research UK will be present at the event with opportunities to give donations to an extremely important cause. A cake sale will be there, consisting of cakes baked by the AIM themselves! As well as this, there will be a raffle, with the lucky winner receiving either a £10 iTunes voucher or a whole load of cider!

First up will be Cork Sparrows, a folk/electronic duo formed by locals Rory McCarthy and Jono Ganz , which promises a set of unique and emotive songs to indulge your more subversive musical side. Having recently played live on Surge Radio, this is one of their very first gigs, so what better way to support this new local band then to join the crowd?

Next will be popular local folk soloist Rob the Liar, who has already made quite a name for himself among the Southampton music scene. Known for some incredibly insightful and humorous lyrics about everyday life, Rob is the perfect artist for Frequency’s intimate setting.  After having an highly eventful year of releasing his superb EP Chris Brooks Floor and supporting Beans on Toast at the Joiners, what better way to finish than to be joined by a packed crowd?

1157729_659423574069895_666561368_nLastly, will be the headliners The Retrospective Soundtrack Players, whose only date in Southampton on their national tour will be the union. Their music is based around the fascinating concept of adapting novels into albums, with their debut being based on the Paul Newman film Cool Hand Luke and the Dom Pierce novel of the same name, and their recent second album being based on Salinger’s classic novel The Catcher in the Rye. The idea of converting classic novels into Punk/folk/indie rock songs is an amazing prospect in my mind, and I’m hoping that other people feel the same way. With their third record threatening to come out next year, seeing them live is simply an opportunity not to be missed, especially if you’re a literature enthusiast like me.

Don’t miss Frequency on Bar 2 of SUSU. Acts start at 8pm, with tickets costing £3, or £1.50 with a Frequency wristband. For more information, check out the Facebook event.


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