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At last, the long awaited debut single and video unveiled from London’s best band bar none. Cream of the Young is the first single release from the forthcoming oxymoronic Champagne Holocaust Album out soon in delicious vinyl on Trashmouth Records Cream of the Young will be available as a limited free download. Details to be announced by http://www.trashmouthrecords.com/ and through the Fat Whites’ Facebook page Cream of the Young video directed by Robert Rubbish, Director of Photography and editor Lou Smith, Special thanks to Laurie Lloyd, Simon, Chris and all staff at Queen’s Head, Brixton. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0JGuj8gyMI
Highlights of the Slide Fest, best of the rest. In order of appearance…. Adam J Harmer, The One Man Destruction Show, Tash and Beth, Transcoda, Zoetrope, Black Manila.
Road Testing! The Fat White Family, Misty Miller, One Man Destruction Show LIVE @ Paper Dress Vintage
Some photos of the Night.
Got there too late for One Man Destruction Show. Videos to follow…
Highlights of Hank Dog’s Easycome acoustic night from Wed 13 june 2012, featuring Flameproof Moth, Gregg Kolfi Brown,Lewis Floyd Henry, Misty Miller and Sasha Adamczewski.
Supajam invited me to record the events of the Gibson Guitar UK/ SupaJam spring/ summer EP series launch party on
Tamesis Dock, a boat moored on the Thames, on June 4th
Bands featuring on the EP played a showcase set, highlights of which appear on this page.
To read a full review of the evening’s proceedings written by the incisive and insightful Mister Charlie visit http://www.supajam.com/review/show/SupaJam-Gibson-Jubilee-Boat-Party
Headlining our show and fresh back from a string of sold out European dates, Black Manila marry dancefloor killing, bass throbbing grooves to pure sweet garage rock grit. Taking a pinch of Velvet Underground, a shnifter of Black Lips and adding a pulsing, London heartbeat, their debut single Fiasco has been getting spun on NME Radio, and picked up Single of the Day from Clash Magazine. They’re on the verge of great things, catch em before they blow…
With a single on Captured Tracks that moved The Fader to describe Dignan Porch as “so perfect they feel timeless”, the Tooting 5 piece sling slacker riffs over psychedelic swirls to conjure a glowing world of fuzzy tripped-out fantasy. Drowned in Sound have frothed over their ‘excellent’ debut album, Vice and Pitchfork have both tipped them for big things, they’ve another album coming this year, and it’s time you saw what all the fuss is about!
FAT WHITE FAMILY
The best live band in London, bar none, Fat Whites are pretty new, and pretty amazing. Nihilistic lyrics, raging punk energy, towering edifices of crunching rock n roll riffs and tumble weed trills of Spaghetti Western guitar, all encased in a bleakly funny humour make them utterly essential. Watching Fat Whites play is good for your soul and bad for your liver.
COLD IN BERLIN
Plying icicle shards of early 80s influenced goth-punk, Cold in Berlin have become the darlings of Artrocker magazine, picking up a 5* review for their debut album. With shades of The Cure, and the dark mystique of classic Banshees, CiB have become as renowned for their commanding live show as they have their excellent records.
Here is a video of the highlights from the night. Black Manila 2nd track is not England as titled.
A Fat White Firkin.
A Fat White Family play at Lewisham’s Fox & Firkin pub, which boasts a great little stage with good sound and proper lighting for once. Sadly though, the venue was half empty, the boys’ efforts went under-appreciated. A good rehearsal for greater times…..maybe tonight at 93ft East.
Video of the night’s performance complete with shiny new Lousmithmedia Ident.
Also Video of New Cut Gang. ‘Run Away’
Brilliant in its shambolicness, Alabama 3 front-man Larry Love pays his debt to society by trying to harness the maverick talents of Fat White Family nucleus, Saul, Lias and Nathan, in various states of dress-code at the Queen’s Head, Brixton
Last Resort Debt Collection Agency warmed up.
Video of two tracks from Saturday Nights Gig.
Photos of last night’s gig at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston.
In Case any of you out there haven’t got the message yet, this is simply the best band there is, seen here performing on their home turf at The Windmill, Brixton. Spread the word, Tell your friends, Leave comments, Like stuff, Get it seen….. Subscribe… get more Fat White Family
Video clip of tracks ‘Special Ape’ and ‘Cream of the Young’
New Video: Autoneutron, Bomb Disneyland
Sasha Adamczewski’s band Blue j rock out at The Agile Rabbit, Brixton. Hosted by Andy Hankdog.
Bombi sings along to Fat White Family “Bomb Disneyland”
Prodigal son Lias returns from 4 1/2 months in China teaming up with Saul, to re-form, for an indeterminate period, the inherently unstable nucleus of the brilliant Champagne Holocaust, also known as Meat Divine and the Fat White Family.
There is definitely a fissile energy and expectant atmosphere, in the room whenever these guys are on stage together, when their indisputable individual talents coalesce into a tour de force.
Like lovers reunited after an absence, their debut un-rehearsed set, filmed here in its entirety is at times tentative, and faltering as we witness them feeling each other out and remembering the arrangements, but the quality of the songs, the brooding stage presence and the momentous nature of the occasion shines through.
The Holocaust is back and poised to blast itself into the future. Catch them before they fallout.
Easycome acoustic night returns to its spiritual home in The Ivyhouse. Here is most of Saul’s solo spot. Songs are: Beige, Garden of the Numb, These Terrible Hands, Cream of the Young, Borderline,
‘Genius’ Saul Holocaust, plays a ‘seminal’ set at Hankdog’s Easycome Acoustic night @ the Ivyhouse, Nunhead
A couple of pics from Saturday’s Aquarius Festival, where I suspect I got the food poisoning I’m suffering from now. May post some more when I feel better!