Fopp is pleased to announce that The Bishops will be doing a mini tour of UK Fopps in the coming weeks! They will be dropping into Fopp stores in TCR, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Nottingham and Bristol to perform!
The Bishops are a rock and roll band emanating from London. They are fronted by twins Mike Bishop (vocals, guitar) and Pete Bishop (vocals, bass) and completed by Scotsman Chris McConville (drums). From the dark damp cellars of their youth hostel abode, the band worked tirelessly towards creating their sound, studiously developing their gift for classic song craft. The result of these sessions was a collection of songs that are refreshingly striking and different.
And people around the world are taking notice. 2006 saw The Bishops play over 200 shows across the globe, including major festivals across Europe. There were two accompanying singles, which received a rapturous reception from the media, radio and record buying public alike. The band recorded at Toe Rag studios in London working alongside White Stripes producer Liam Watson with the fruits of their labour being a truly remarkable creation; the band’s self titled debut album set for release on 1234 records in April 2007. It is a record which brims with energy, variety, feeling and drive; an unequivocally razor sharp distillation of their influences.
Armed with addictive melodies, compulsive rhythms and particularly alluring suits, The Bishops are rightfully carving their own unique place in the modern indie spectrum. If 2007 continues as the previous, the band’s ascension towards indie prominence will be swift and replete.
Come down and see The Bishops at:
Friday 27th April 2007 – Fopp Tottenham Court Road at 6pm **
Thursday 10th May 2007 – Fopp Aberdeen at 2pm
Friday 11th May 2007 – Fopp Glasgow Union Street at 2pm
Friday 18th May 2007 – Fopp Nottingham at 5pm
Saturday 19th May 2007 – Fopp Bristol Park Street at 5pm
**Fopps Flagship Tottenham Court Road store performances take place in Fopps cafÃ©/bar area. Grab some light refreshments and lounge around in the cafÃ© or get a drink from the licensed bar and enjoy some quality live music with Fopp
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A WRISTBAND FOR ENTRY TO THE TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD EVENT. THEY ARE AVAILABLE FROM FOPP TCR ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT**