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Event InformationCigarettes After Sex frontman Greg Gonzalez had a clear vision for his band’s gorgeously cinematic debut album. After the phenomenal online break-out success of “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”, from the band’s debut EP 1, the Brooklyn transplant (originally from El Paso) wanted to project his worldview on to a bigger screen, a broader canvas. As Greg explains, “This is like the novel or feature-length version of Cigarettes. I wanted it to feel like a complete work, where some of the imagery repeats – like it’s all in the same world. It’s very much a fulfilment of the feelings in the short works.”
That sense of fulfilment is richly felt on Cigarettes After Sex, which unspools like the most achingly romantic of movies: immersive, cohesive and transporting. Swooning in the spirit of influences such as Mazzy Star and Red House Painters, its sumptuous songs of love elevate Cigarettes to the ranks of those acts who create worlds of their own, exciting the most devoted kind of following.
Alongside keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassist Randy Miller and drummer Jacob Tomsky, the ability of Gonzalez and his band to set a scene and sustain a mood reels you in deeply. On album opener ‘K’, a tale of blossoming love etched in tiny details luxuriates over chiming guitars; on the hymn to romantic compulsion of ‘Each Time You Fall in Love’, the suspended animation of Angelo Badalamenti’s heart-stopping Twin Peaks music is echoed. ‘Sunsetz’ and the gently lilting ‘Sweet’, meanwhile, showcase Gonzalez’s ability to weave impressionistic snapshots of romance into melodies that haunt like memories of past loves, all coalescing around his melting vocals.
Cigarettes After Sex have become one of the biggest word-of-mouth phenomenons of recent times, generating tens of millions of views on youtube. The band’s self-released debut single “Nothing's Gonna Hurt You Baby” has clocked up 46 million views whilst 2015’s “Affection” has now received over 23 million.
Chalk Farm Road
Venue Information:From modest Victorian beginnings “ beginning life in 1846 as a steam-engine repair shed “ to legendary cultural venue, the Roundhouse has an enviable heritage. The Grade II* listed building is now home to a bold and exciting programme of live music, theatre, dance, circus, installations and new media.
Camden Town (Northern line): turn right out of the station onto Chalk Farm Road, continue until you pass under the railway bridge, then the Roundhouse is on your left (10 minutes).
Chalk Farm (Northern line): turn left out of the station, take a right at Chalk Farm Road and the Roundhouse is on the right (2 minutes).
To/from Camden: 24, 27, 29, 31, 134, 135, 168, 214, 253, 274, C2.
To/from Chalk Farm: 24, 27, 31, 46, 168, 393.
The closest station is Kentish Town West (London Overground) on Dalby Street. Turn right out of the station, right at Prince of Wales Road, left at Crogsland Road, then left at Chalk Farm Road and you’ll see the Roundhouse on the opposite side of the road.
We don\'t recommend driving to the Roundhouse as there’s no parking available for general use and Camden Council has a strict street parking policy across the borough. There are seven spaces for blue badge holders in the car park on Regents Park Road. To book, phone 0844 482 8008.
The Roundhouse is outside of the congestion charge zone. If you need to travel through the zone to reach us, the daily charge (currently £8) applies Mon-Fri, 7am-6pm, excluding public holidays. For more information, visit Transport for London.
The cloakroom is open an hour before a Main Space performance. Please avoid bringing bags and suitcases where possible as space is very limited due to the nature of the building. We cannot accommodate bags inside the Main Space. During winter months the cloakroom is often full by 8.30pm. There is a small charge per item deposited.