NEWS: Live Gig round up 21st October 2013
AP Childs' Gig round up for the week starting 21st October 2013
Monday 21st Oct
Holograms. The Lexington, London N1
Power punk anthems and Sten gun guitars laced with deep felted gothic vocals all the way from, surprise-surprise, Stockholm!
8pm. Adv £7.50
Veronica Falls. Gorilla, Manchester M1
Jangly but ever improving indie-pop from the London based four-piece with a penchant for bowl cuts and Velvet Underground misery.
White Hills. Borderline, Soho W1
Yet more “fuzzed out motoric spacerock.” None the less, a thrilling bunch of New Yorkers who provide anthemic chants, deep space bleeps and intoxicating otherworldliness. Shucks, where will it ever end?
7pm. £9 adv
Graham Parker and the Rumour. O2 Academy, Leeds LS2
Back together for the first time in 31 years! Parker tours his class-conscious blend of lyrics and energy-fuelled music that back in the day preceded the arrival of punk and a new dawn for British music. So what the fuck happened?
Snorri Helgason. Karamel Music Club, London N22
With a voice like “tobacco plumes escaping the open door-flap of a teepee on a frozen 6am morning”, Iceland’s Snorri has penned several chart-topping hits, led a band to multi-platinum sales and world tours, and collaborated with some of Iceland’s best, such as Valgeir Sigurðsson,Sindri Már Sigfússon and Sóley. The Karamel bods suggest he could be the find of the year.
7:30pm. Free Entry
Deux Furieuses. The Workshop, London EC1
The Clit Rock collective fills this Old Street basement as part of the campaign to raise awareness of female genital mutilation. Deux Furieuses are a guitar 'n' drums duo who smash out maximum impact out of a minimal line-up, joining the maelstrom are Dana Jade with a PJ Harvey-esque punky blues, and the Pearl Hearts respond with some punchy rock’n’roll.
Destruction Unit. The Old Blue Last, London EC2
Expect deep psychedelic power riffs and big slap drums as the magick powerhouse of Arizona’s Destruction Unit crashes into the OBL.
Beaty Heart. The Shipping Forecast, Liverpool L1
And low and behold, more pop of a psych nature. The three-piece from Peckham hold up The Beach Boys and J.G Ballard as some of their influences. New single, 'Lekka Freakout' is due out early November.
7:30pm Free entry
Spear of Destiny. Islington Academy, London N1
Still going strong after thirty years. Kirk Brandon proves he still has the power and doesn’t let recent heart surgery get in the way of delivering yet another album and another string of rock showman type shows.
Goldie Lookin Chain. The Globe, Cardiff CF24
!0th anniversary tour, and goldie looking comeback in support of new record ‘Kings of Caerleon’ from the Newport bred hip-hop collective. Should be a hoot - you knows it!
Saint Motel. Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London N1
Clanging guitars and ascending falsettos from the inventive quartet from Los Angeles, that has built a formidable reputation in recent months on the live circuit.
Lost in the Riots. The Fox and Newt, Leeds LS3
Intellectualised post-rock from Watford. More distortion, more post-rock in the form of UpcDownc from the Medway, Kent opens the show.
The Silver Seas. Bush Hall, London W12
The Silver Seas are a popster rock band from Nashville, and are only ever played on UK radio by music know-all and quiz show denizen Danny Baker. Formed in 2004 the band this summer released their 4th album 'Alaska'. A good band that is definitely worth a look, before they call it a day, in this country at least.
Suzuki Junzo. The 13th Note, Glasgow G1
A renowned Japanese genius! The last time Junzo came round, many in the audience were in tears by the end of his set. The psychedelic troubadour has two albums out this Autumn. The second album of the pair, “Sings 2″ sees Junzo joined by Makoto Kawabata of Acid Mothers Temple / Mainliner. Support comes from two of the best new bands Scotland has to offer, The Blue Ship and Urine Gargarin.