ICA Theatre, Sat 12 March, 8pm
The legendary Birds Eye View Festival Party returns with guest host Little White Lies for an electrifying night of live music and general revelry.
And this year we'll be throwing in some twisted treats for all the bloodiest women out there (and their men...). Raise a (free!) drink to BEV's breath-taking seventh Festival programme - and down a few as you dance the night away.
The line-up includes fashion photographer Wendy Bevan's new band Temper Temper, hotly tipped songsmiths Paper Aeroplanes and the deliciously dark Madam Laycock and her Dabeno Pleasures.We've also got decadent DJs The Bees Knees and animator-musician Crazy Girl to round the night off.
Hotly tipped alt pop songmiths Paper Aeroplanes hail from West Wales with a sound described as 'disarming, breezy pop that's tinged with melancholy' (Guardian) and 'brilliantly crafted and stoked from a bruised heart's embers' (BBC). They have previously performed live sessions for BBC Radio Wales and Radio 2, and last year released debut album The Day We Ran Into The Sea to great acclaim.
Madam Laycock and Her Dabeno Pleasures
All the fun of the freaks is to be laid before you with this deviant act. Burlesque meets bar mitzvah as these five strangers from Leeds entertain with dark comedy and bizarreness to transport you to a different land. Don't look into their eyes.
Fashion photographer, filmmaker and performer Wendy Bevan takes a decadent turn for our headline act - with her new band Temper Temper. Influenced by the mysterious underworld, of 1930's Berlin Cabaret, the band play a dark concoction of forgotten jazz standards and original material, with a truly special atmosphere.
Crazy Girl is an audio/visual artist who moved to London from Georgia, USA in 2001. Her animations and illustrations are colourful, twisted, humourous and thought provoking and she has appeared at many festivals from Lattitude to Leeds as well as colaborating with Groove Armada. Her own unique sound blends garage, blues and psychedelic swamp rock.
The Bees Knees
Described by The Guardian's Lyn Gardner as a cross between a silent film and 1920s parlour entertainment, The Bees Knees kick the nineteen-twenties into the twenty twenties with high energy Charleston dance and dazzling DJ-ing that's full of humour, style and skill.