It is time yet again for Power Down to provide a night of debauchery that won't leave you cold with despair at the profligate (oh Monbiot, do come) waste of energy and resources that one might feel after a normal music night in the capital. Power Down IV is set for Saturday, March 1st, at 8pm, in the divine hall of the old converted church, the Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, Holloway, London, N7 0PS.
The last PD, held just before Christmas, was bloody cold...and only the warmth of writhing human bodies under mistletoe, and some home-made organic mulled wine, provided us with a little comfort. If you'd like to see some photographs of the evening taken by the brilliant Joseph Lee, please visit this link www.flickr.com/powerdownordie
What a line-up we have for Power Down IV...all incredible voices and songs...here it is:
Dirty strange deranged electronic group, just off tour with Art Brut, about to alight with the Infadels. Released their first single a few months ago, A Horse With No Name, yes of course you know it.
Operatic she-devil turned sultry jazz singer, a tongue laced with opiates, and habituated you will become.
Melodramatic pop songs gilded in humour and sadness, with themes spanning from Ike and Tina Turner to...sodomy, accompanied by her 3 gorgeous female backing singers...The Racists.
All the way from Manchester (by train), a pearl of the north, with a growl reminiscent of Odetta, and the tenderness of Desree. Possibly joined on piano, by a very special guest...though quite how someone could be more special than Josephine, is beyond belief.
The usual set-up will remain, candles made by myself, using recycled vegetable oil from the local chip shop, mixed with redundant wax. Eco beverages a plenty, at reasonable prices - and organic Burmese food!
Please see this innovative flyer below, designed by Tom The Pen http://www.tomthepen.com/ completely by hand...no electricity was involved in the creation of the flyer...though a fair amount of biro ink was...eek. Talk to him about the ingredients of that!
Please forward this to anyone who would be interested. Hope to see you there.