Every so often we come across a band from overseas that we love. We listen to their album 100 times in a row and then check their live dates, only to discover their last UK date was about a week ago and there are no more planned.
This happened a few months ago when we finally got round to listening to Thirteen Tales of Love And Revenge by The Pierces. The band is made up of Catherine and Allison Pierce, two sisters from Alabama, who sing sinister, creepy pop songs that fizzle with darkness and morbid electronic beats.
Now they're back in the UK for two acoustic gigs. While the word acoustic may send pain through our heart, we're still going along to hear whether the spine tingles can be pulled off live. If you don't catch them this time, then apparnatly they'll be supporting Tash Bed on her February tour which will be, er, weird.
The girls play a headline set at The 12 Bar on Denmark Street tonight for £6 alongside AIN and Rachel Sage, and tomorrow are in a support slot at the Water Rats where they'll be on stage at about 8.30.
Here's what to expect: