We're more than a little excited to hear that Toronto's finest indie export The Hidden Cameras are playing at St. Leonard's Church, Shoreditch on Thursday, 18th March. As practitioners of what front-man Joel Gibb once called as "gay church folk music" it seems very apt they should choose Shoreditch Church to showcase their latest album of exuberant orchestral pop and dirty talk 'Origin: Orphan', which is being re-released through Arts and Crafts on 15th March, having sneaked onto a number of 'Best of 2009' lists on its original release in November.
Still famed for their early live shows that featured male go-go dancers in balaclavas, we're expecting them to pull out all the (organ) stops for this show. And as if you didn't need another reason to go, it also happens to be a benefit gig in support of the Albert Kennedy Trust, a charity that provides accommodation and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans homeless young people.
Tickets are £15 from www.wegottickets.com so get clicking for a profoundly worthy cause. If you do miss out there's another chance to see them: after a whistle-stop headline tour of Britain they’re back in town at the Hoxton Bar & Grill on Thursday, 25th March.