Damnably celebrates an excellent year of tours, shows and releases with a special Christmas Cracker of a gig-party featuring some of our favourite acts at the very cool Social w1 (5mins from Oxford Circus tube).
Sounding something like Johnny Cash fronting Sonic Youth or Smog's Bill Callahan holding his own in front of Dinosaur Jr, anyone who loves exciting and intelligent rock music will find something to love in the repertoire of Smallgang. The band have just recorded their 2nd album and it is being mixed as we speak. Early listens would suggest a HIT!
One of the best bands in London-awesome crazed solo's, pretty indiepop harmonies and killer distorto pop tunes!
6 Music favourites and an upbeat London based distorto pop quartet to get excited about!
"Indie-pop perfection"- Drowned in Sound
"fledgling perfect pop"- Noisestar
" Sunny punk songs and precious lullabies that flash by in 60 seconds yet never leave your head." The Windmill
Former Utopia http://www.myspace.com/formerutopia
Radio 6/Resonance FM featured, genre defying intelligent edgy song smith that producing the kind of mortally sad, black humoured alt. folk that reminiscent of Lambchop, Mountain Goats and on occasion Shellac.
George plays Guitar & is from East London, Rama drums & is from East Seoul. Russ plays Bass & is from Romford and 100% of Russell and the Wolf Choir.
They’ve gigged with Steve Malkmus, Shonen Knife, Moon Mama (Afrirampo), Julie Doiron, Thee More Shallows, Mick Turner (Dirty Three) and David Grubbs.
"Like (smog) on holiday in Shellac" - Drowned in Sound
"A gentleman blessed with an imposing baritone halfway between Bill Callahan and Absentee." - The Line of Best Fit
"fantastic!" Naoko-Shonen Knife
MJ Hibbett http://www.myspace.com/mjhibbett
Having performed live on Radio One, had a Record Of The Year in Rolling Stone, an Album Of The Day on 6Music, released one of the first ever viral videos, toured up and down the UK and even featured in an Edinburgh Fringe Festival show, and all while maintaining complete independence from record labels, Hibbett is old school indie, belligerently optimistic, and will have a pint.
Make fun, tunesome, rawcore noises; avant garde pop-punk ditties; post-rock dib-dabs and mellow, pensive warbles. Formed on February 12th 2010 the four-piece take in a diverse range of influences and sellotape them together into songs about Dracula, Dracula and swans.