Going Out Preview: What Happened To The Roof?
South London tykes TOEJAM are presenting a stellar indie party over the August Bank Holiday weekend
We chatted to Matt from TOEJAM about what they're up to, and also to get a run down of three highlights (not that the rest aren't solid gold) set to play their live music party on August 26 at the Bussey Building.
"ToeJam is the most up and coming music night south of the river," says Matt, "It is a platform for new, young, fresh bands to perform and do their thing! We strive to create a music night for the music people. With a regular last Friday slot at New X Inn and the every now and then slot at Bussey Building we are building up the unsigned music scene as much as we can. We have had bands such as Art Brut, Bleech and The Rank Deluxe previously grace our events. Now we have fresh blood like MTMT, EDITSELECT and co."
Awesome stuff Matt, now who we can expect from the event?
My Tiger My Timing
Following the release of their widely anticipated debut album ‘Celeste’ will be going home bound in South East London’s Peckham to wow us with their feel good summer grooves. When deciding who would be right to headline this exciting show, Toejam could think only of them for one reason alone, they are amazing. Well-crafted up lifting songs accompanied by the effortlessly ethereal vocals of Anna Vincent will enchant and inspire with a real feel of summer. Keep a look out for killer tracks such as ‘This Is Not The Fire and ‘Wasteland’ as MTMT are going to blow the roof of Bussey Building with a spectacular live performance.
These guys have been making waves through London’s unsigned music scene for a couple of years but in the last 6 months have re-invented themselves to deliver new wave, tropical rock with delicate and catchy vocals. They are one of the most active live bands in London right now and you will be hard pressed not to see a gig listing near you without their names on it in the near future.
Their live sets are hypnotic and electric with singer Matthew Stolworthy taking any audience with him on an exotic journey through the streets of southeast London with charm and wit. If you haven’t yet checked them out, the time is now for this will be their year.
They really are an exciting new find. Punctuated with dramatic, noisy guitar lines, haunting vocals and melodies; they deliver a plethora of fragile moments followed by sound scapes of pure ecstasy. The best thing about this band is that their youth means they will continue to surprise and grow before our eyes and hungry ears.
Give Artifacts a listen on SoundCloud.
Be sure to check out full deets and get tickets for the event from HERE.