SHELTER FROM THE STORM
HACKNEY’S PAPER DRESS VINTAGE HOSTS LOCAL ARTISTS
Hackney Central’s popular venue Paper Dress Vintage, owned by Stephen Dix, also doubles as a vintage clothing store. You might feel like there’s a crowd in there when there isn’t, as the favourite East London haunt is lined with clothes rails, sporting a wave of 60s and 70s garments that warm up your spirit, before you grip a pint upstairs to watch a new band.
If you’re familiar with Montrell, new Leicester/London indie rock, then you’ll love the line up on August 6th. Front man Jonny P Taylor will sing in front of five cameras, and no crowd, just clothes. As part of a campaign to save the venues, Montrell and a handful of other artists teamed up with GotoBeat, an exciting new promotion company, who suggest an online donation to contribute towards the venue’s future in this unsettling time. Just tune in, pour yourself a drink and imagine you’re there…
Find out more: The Lemon EP by Montrell.
Support Paper Dress Vintage on August 6th.
FRANKIE TEARDROP DEAD
Frankie Teardrop Dead are back from their tour in Cambodia. Sofiane, Luigi and I just celebrated their first single 'Joy in Division' (left) from their upcoming album "All You Need Is Love and Fucking Peace".
Windmill Brixton // Thursday 3 May 2018
Mascara London // Friday 4 May 2018
Our Girl have announced a gig in London. Soph Nathan grabs you with a rocky vocal, adjusting amplifiers and guitars aplenty in between numbers while Tyler's bass and Wilson's drums take you through crescendo-ing journeys. Ones to watch.
LIVE at St. Pancras Old Church // Monday 19 March 2018
FRANKIE TEARDROP DEAD
Introducing psychedelic dream-gaze Frankie Teardrop Dead.
Ben (Vocals/Guitar), Carling (Vocals/Percussion/Synth), Sofiane (Lead Guitar) and Luigi (Bass) are working from their sonic bunker hidden deep beneath the chaos of Fountayne Road, London. Put yourself in pleasurable trance with psychedelic sitar: Obamara.
LIVE at The Brewhouse, London Fields // Wednesday 25 October 2017
Introducing Londoners Jonny Taylor (Vocals/Guitar), Danny Monk(Lead Guitar), Sam Delves (Bass) and Dave Persiva (Drums). Indie Rock with a timeless ring to it, chorused and distorted guitars, and deeply honest lyrics sung by a heart-wrenching voice. Juxtaposed with witty comments onstage from the whole band.No wonder they packed out Servant Jazz Quarters Dalston in March. Here's their first single- a song about fake affection.
Brighton Trio Soph Nathan (Vocals/Guitar), Josh Tyler (Bass) and Lauren Wilson (Drums) craft a dreamy yet gritty, shoegaze-inspired rock, mixing Nathan’s soft feathery vocals with blasts of distorted guitars.
Listen to Level.
LIVE at Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton // Saturday 20 May 2017
20-year-old Matt Maltese from South London. Sweeping nostalgic ballads and dry lyrics with a gentle nod to the current political landscape.
On the right, his video for stunning Studio 6
LIVE at One Church Gloucester Place, Brighton // Friday 19 May 2017
Producer Julien Bracht and vocalist Markus Nikolaus from Berlin are Lea Porcelain. They combine distorted vocals and rasping synths to create a dystopian euphoria. Listen to their new single Out is in.
Feel synthesizers vibrating through every single one of your nerve cells
LIVE at Electrowerkz // Wednesday 15 February 2017
Doomsquad, from Toronto, Canada, is an art project made up of siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas. Intense, darkly ambient, with throbbing electronic beats, their sound evokes a tribal dancing spirit: Eternal Return
LIVE at Moth Club // Thursday 26 May 2016
CASH + DAVID
Tim Ross and Liz Lawrence are electro pop duo Cash + David.
Their music is all groovy synths, distorted echoing vocals and a lot of ambient reverb creating the feeling of floating in another sphere. Check out their absolutely beautiful video for 'Bones'.
LIVE at The Pickle Factory // Wednesday 11 May 2016
Green Door Store, Brighton // Thursday 19 May 2016
2am late night show
ALICE PHOEBE LOU
Originally from South Africa, Alice is a passionate street musician playing soulful folk music. She performs regularly at Warschauer Straße, Berlin. A powerful girl calling attention to social injustices, in a very subtle way.
LIVE at Bush Hall // Tuesday 17 May 2016