February at 12 Bar: final monthly Blang
Monday, 13 February 2012
Blang @ The 12 Bar Presents
12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, WC2
Monday February 13
All The Queen’s Ravens
and a late set from deXter Bentley
Bar ‘till 2 am.
8 30 Slate Islands
A Celtic noir punch made from folk, cabaret and the delicate and monstrous observations of Highland storyteller Polly MacLean. Expect their debut album on Blang later this year. “well executed, witty and more than a little disturbing. You wonder what other dark tales you'll find lurking when the album drops later in the year.” (Sounds XP)
9 15 All The Queen’s Ravens
Putting the flame into flamenco, All The Queen’s ravens whip up a storm of Spanish and English folk rhythms led by the dueling voices of Laura Hillman and Charlotte Aggett.
10 00 Sergeant Buzfuz
Tonight Sergeant Buzfuz unveil their fifth album ‘Go To The Devil And Shake Yourself’ which chronicles the story of the papacy from St Peter to the early 15th century. "Popes manages to be political, amusing, adventurous, intelligent and incredibly memorable, features which are rare in isolation, and seldom ever found in the same song at the same time. It’s quirky without being whacky, imaginative without being self-indulgent, and funny without being throwaway. It may even at times make you feel angry." (Sweeping The Nation)
11 00 deXter Bentley and the JERMS
Now a quintet, Richard deXter Bentley, presenter of Resonance FM’s Hello Goodbye show and possessor of fine folk-soul tenor voice and the JERMS, spinners of delicious warm acoustica, sing beguiling songs about everything from taking a girl who hogs the candy floss to the beach to the death of NY Doll Arthur Kane. The latter, a 7 inch white vinyl Blang release prompted The Mag to praise its “great mini-climaxes spread throughout it's four and a bit minutes” (steady on!) and caused the Norman Records reviewer to speculate “I'd like to think he looks like David Essex and has an eye for the ladies!”