Leaving a band is one thing, leaving your brother behind is another. But that’s what Brandon Curtis, previously of prog-rockers Secret Machines, did when he formed School of Seven Bells in 2007. You’ll have the chance to find out what makes his new project so special when they hit the Scala on Thursday.
Together with identical twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, it’s woozy dream-pop built up around dense layers of hazy electronica threaded through with the girls’ vocals. If that all sounds a bit Cocteau Twins-esque, you'll find it no surprise that the Twins’ Robin Guthrie remixed first single 'My Cabal'.
But it’s their knack at weaving a subtly enticing melody that will draw you in with wide-eyed wonder.
We have two pairs of tickets to give away. Email londonist(@)gmail.com with 'Seven' in the title and we'll pick two winners at random by Thursday lunch.