The Dutch sax-and-drum duo Dead Neanderthals are not your average free-jazz experience. Incorporating elements from noise, jazz, metal and grindcore, they deliver a punch in the guts with every release. They already played festivals such as Le Guess Who?, De-Affaire and Incubate and they supported acts like MoHa!, Child Abuse, Neptune, Drum Eyes and Shining (No). Now it’s time to invade the UK!
Aafke Romeijn is no shrinking violet singer-songwriter. Having fronted the all-female folk-rock band Mister Blue Sky for six years, she recently released a pleasing debut solo album titled Stella Must Die! As a solo artist, she calls to mind Amanda Palmer, not simply because this record is based heavily on piano and accordion, but because the songs are as theatrical and lyrically conceptual as Palmer’s are renowned for. As Aafke says: “It’s a record about pretty girls, secretly making out during school lunch breaks, throwing kitchen knives and, of course, about Stella.”
COLIN WEBSTER / MARK HOLUB
The London based sax and drums free jazz duo of Colin Webster and Mark Holub recently released their debut album 'The Claw' on Raw Tonk Records. Live they bring together squalling high energy saxophone, and barrages of hyperkinetic drumming, shifting between raucous ebullience, grinding negativity, and reflective meditation.
Thursday August 9th 2012
446 Kingsland Road
London E8 4AA
Tickets: £5 on the door