12 STONE TODDLER (Brighton)
Very rare London club show for these extraordinary seaside band who have built up a crazed loya following over the past couple of years.
Having bagged themselves what may prove to be the last great name for a band, 12 Stone Toddler can get on with their one-band assault on that most neglected of genres, that of lounge metal. Simultaneously magnificently louche and uncomplicatedly ROCK, Candles On The Cake takes a wry song about our culture's obsession with age or the lack thereof, and makes it sound so sleazy that it would be right at home underpinning the latest carnal exertions of Jenna Jameson. She's a porn star, as if you didn't know, and 12 Stone Toddler may end up dating her if they continue on their fine trajectory. PETE CASHMORE - THE GUARDIAN?
with Special Guests...
HOLY GHOST REVIVAL (Bainbridge Isle, WA via Vauxhall)
Named by NME as one of the 25 most important new bands from America, Holy Ghost Revival release their new album 'Twilight Exit' this month on 1965 Records.
HGR perform amid a self-inflicted maelstrom of homoerotic confrontation and crooning sadness.
THE SPIRAL (Melbourne via Crystal Palace)
Soon to be well-known faces on the London circuit, this affable trio have abandoned south Aus for south London and bring with them a dynamic, high energy brand of psych rock with hints of garage and 60s beat.