BUSTER SHUFFLE (London)
Rock meets ska outfit showing off their debut album after praise from Uncut (4 stars), Steve Lamacq and other BBC jocks plus famous fans like Pixies' Frank Black who loves them, and Art Brut's Ian Catskilkin who liked them so much he offered to produce their debut album.
' create a soundtrack for a dream version of London where it's non-stop Baggy Trousers or Lazy Sunday by the Small Faces on the jukebox.' - The Guardian
'Natty 'n' nice' - The Mirror
FULCHER SMITH AND DANCE (London)
Drawn from the Hampshire countryside, the FSD trio of Marcus Fulcher, Paul Smith and Dance (the drum machine), started life as a bedroom brainchild of landscape pop melodies and multi layered guitars hooks. Soon, however, they ditched Dance and moved to London only to recruit a bass player and half of pop-punk giants ART BRUT. Now ready for life in the smoke, expect epic pop sensibilities but still plenty of Dance.
NAPOLEON IN RAGS (Swindon)
Intelligent punk-pop-rock from these new young upstarts who have supported Babyshambles. They're coming to London for a rare gig in the capital.
& the Drunken DJs until late.
MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!