'Rock Night Satellite 6'
Thurs Dec 1st 2005
181 Stoke Newington Church St
The Black Tulips
Sunny Day Sets Fire
Charles Campbell-Jones with The Gemma Ray Ritual
+ Special Guests
First band 8.pm prompt - late
Â£4/3 with flyer/Artrocker card
A four band bonanza plus special guests and dj support on this very special, celebratory night, of all things musical and noisy from electronics to folk, punk to rock
I've just got back from a lovely weekend in the CZ Republic organised by my pal Matkore, where the only casualty other than us, was an ancient CD copy of Praga Khan's, 'Injected With A Poison,' which i mislaid during a rave in a brewery near the Austrian border, a rave incidentally that was serving up a lovely spit roasted suckling pig to the meat eaters amongst us. Lovely it was too, until that ran out and we feasted on a tramp.
And now for your poison: The 6th instalment of and i quote, 'one of the best new music nights in London, Rock Night Satellite,' if i do say so myself and what a prize wee gem we have instore for you this time round. There will be allsorts going on tonight, maybe, even some half decent music, but failing that we can still involve ourselves in the illicit arms trading activities that go on in this part of the capital as well as eating some kebabs.
Headlining tonight's episode, an episode, that'll have even more ups and downs than Robin Askwith's career let alone backside, is the truly exceptional, BLACK TULIPS, whom Organ have described as, 'pointy, scratchy, uncompromising, glamorous, mysterious and wonderfully different.' SoundsXP, adding,'Franz Ferdinand murdered, re-animated and instructed to rock like they never did.'
So basically, the sonic equivalent of David Icke caught in a midnight tryst with the late Barbara Cartland while back scuttling an Alsatian.
Conceived in early 2005 and already playing some top notch gigs with the likes of Pink Riot, this screwed-up 5 piece, which includes Ulysses the mysterious drummer, human toyboy of Shyrka and star of the 80's animated classic by the same name suffixed by 31, will take a flame thrower to your head with their uppity chord changes and pounding drums that may well instil ideas of Bowie at his primeval best.
Tracks like, 'I Don't Want You,' will have you crying for more as the good looking sonofabitches command and stride about the stage with the authority of of a North Korean dictator, whilst the searing, bird's nest lyrics of, 'Lie Detector,' will have you scratching your cranium for days to come, if not years, in fact till the day you die while your feet keep tapping beyond the grave.
Boys and girls please give it up for a band who are very found of tea, while our next act dishes out the punishment.
MISS PAIN are a saucy Brighton based threesome who can really sex things up with their own brand of synth based electro sleaze gogo pop that will leave you feeling filthier than my granny after a quick stroke in the care home broom cupboard and naughtier than an eleven year old just sprung with a copy of Razzle and Whitehouse in each hand, while a...anyway. Rough Trade have quite rightly described the reprobates as, 'heart breaking and sordid .Move over Peaches.' based on their fast selling debut 7" that included the ode to flammable nightwear and dirty dangerous love, 'Electric Blue Fire Hazard.'
They've played alongside Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Domino's, Max Tundra, who's incidentally just finished a stonking Franz Ferdinand remix and their music has been touted by Steve Lamacq.
Citing Add N to X, Phil Spector and a personal favourite of mine, scatology, sorry Ennio Morricone as an influence. Actually, f*ck it, writing this makes me feel like i'm going to be going to hell in a handbasket. Just turn up to see what all the fuss is about.
On a much lighter note and nemises to the malice spawned by the bands above, the knights in shining armour that are, SUNNY DAY SETS FIRE will be riding back to grace the Satellite's doors with some Pret fresh songs that they've been sculpting over their summer studio hiatus. Mixing these eloquent wares with sure fire classics such as, 'Green Clouds,' Mauro, Onyee and Max are bound to get the party going with their distinctive rock n roll disco blues that'll leave you feeling happier than a pig in muck.
This is a band to watch in 2006 quite simply because of their their captivating stage presence, multi instrumentalism and just plain damn good song writing. They've already played some top shows at the Spitz, 93 Feet East and the Luminaire with Drowned In Sound proclaiming them, 'brilliant.' after their date with Sweden's explosive two man punk/blues machine Deltahead back in April. (Deltahead will be back in town on the 10th December.) and tonight's gig will feature a very special performance from this highly talented group of friends, as they play a brand new acoustic set. Get ready for a real treat.
And now for a first, or second depending on how you look at it.
I received an email form a gent by the name of CHARLES CAMPBELL JONES recently.and he mentioned the magic word Neu!, but wondered where the hell i'd got his name from to spam him. Not answering his second question and being a fan of this Krautrock group, of which he cited he was somewhere in between and Subpop's, Mark Lanegan, i was somewhat intrigued. Having not yet heard a note of his music, i still decided to book him as his backing band for this night was to be the top drawer, Gemma Ray Ritual, who in their own right are more than capable of producing some excellent pieces of music that are as equally wayward in their reference points and inspirations as Rod and Emu's Pink Windmill.
The combination of a weird man and a great band is always going to be of interest, so please come down to Ryan's and give it up for this gent's new project and second ever live show. Who knows? Grotbags might even turn up and delight us to a rendition of ,'You Make Me Feel Brand New, ' by Simply Red.
Now, if you've got this far, you'll be over the bloody moon to hear who else i have playing tonight as a special guest.
He's the legendary Louisianan producer responsible for such fondly loved hits as 'Baked Cajun Racoon,' which he co wrote with Bayou Lafourche on top of Chimney Rock in 1954 and 'Sick As A Dog,' by Aerosmith.
Fabled to have 'once made love on a tea clipper when no one else was looking,' as well as pulling a moony at the top of Dundee public baths Zoom Floom in 1992, he's the swamp pop man with one hell of a reputation to live up to.
Tonight, he performs music from his forthcoming album, 'If The World Hates Me, Then I'd Move to Shadwell,' inspired by his recent split to long term lover and friend Toby 'Small Face' Martinez who he's been dating on and off for the past three decades. Ladies and Gentlemen, please give it up for JOEY TENNERDICK.