Blang tenth anniversary show 1
Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00
Thursday October 1st
The first of two consecutive Thursdays celebrating ten years of Blang Records, which started in September 2005 with the "Fruit Machine" compilation CD.
12 Bar Club
203 Holloway Road N7 8DL
Bar until 2 AM
Doors 7 00 PM
£5 entry (includes free "Lucky Dip" compilation CD of tracks from the Blang archives)
7 30 Matt Dolphin
Torch songs entangled in open tuning. For fans of Nick Drake, Tindersticks, Tim Buckley. "Incredibly powerful and moving" (Sounds XP)
8 15 Slate Islands
Celtic noir ballads and folk cabaret. "A haunting vocal that sparks against dramatically layered instrumentation" (Fatea)
9 00 Lucy's Diary
Since her mother died when she was thirteen Lucy Joplin has kept a diary of her life of hostels, addictions, motherhood and rock'n'roll. Members of the TVPs and Papernut Cambridge wrap her observations in a snakeskin stomp.
9 45 Sergeant Buzfuz
Does the new Sgt Buzfuz LP sound like A) Blur (R2)? B) Small Faces (Americana UK)? C) Billy Bragg (Fatea)? D Robyn Hitchcock (Blabber'n'Smoke? E) Kinks (every other review)? or F) none of the above?
10 30 David Cronenberg's Wife
Dissecting the obsessions, inhibitions and petty jealousies of sociopaths with mordant wit, motorik beats and surf guitars. "Peppering their albums with undesirable characters, who Mayne inhabits with unnerving realism" (Independent) "Where genius meets idiocy" (Mark Lamarr) "Naughty boys" (Marc Riley)
11 15 JJ Crash
One of the masterminds behind the Blang label, JJ Crash finds poetry in his back yard as he sings antifolk tales about the East End diaspora. A bit of Wreckless Eric, a smidgeon of Dan Treacey, a soupcon of Plastic Bertrand.