Here’s the latest of our free HDIF gigs in Brixton, this time featuring the new group from the band that used to be Sexy Kids...
Thursday 25th June
Veronica Falls/The 18 Carat Love Affair/Mascot Fight/The Give It Ups
Jamm, 261 Brixton Road, SW9 6LH, 7.30pm, FREE admission
Known until very recently as The Draculas, this is the latest band from the people responsible for Sexy Kids and The Royal We. Expect taut, thrilling indie pop that sounds like Young Marble Giants tussling with The Delgados.
The 18 Carat Love Affair
How can we not love a band named after a song by The Associates? Featuring Jim Rhesus of The Subliminal Girls and Kate Dornan of Fosca, this brilliant London five piece have been described as "music hall electro pop" and "vaudeville drama folk".
A four piece from Derby, Mascot Fight play "indiepop with noisy bits", influenced by Pavement, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr, The Fall, Belle & Sebastian, and Idlewild. "They combine the slack aspects of Pavement with the uniquely UK tongue-in-cheek sense of humour of bands like Los Campesinos!" reckon Snob’s Music.
The Give It Ups
Give it up for…a cool new five piece from south London, who cite the Vaselines, the Swell Maps, the Mountain Goats and Beat Happening as influences. Their debut single is out now on Cloudberry records.
The Give It Ups 8pm-8.30pm
Mascot Fight 8.45pm-9.15pm
The 18 Carat Love Affair 9.30pm-10pm
Veronica Falls 10.15pm-10.45pm
Alison E Wise (Pins And Needles/Rehab)
Vanessa Rockel (of the Vancouver club night Finally)