seriously excited about this tonight! the last GT show was a total riot!!
GAY AGAINST YOU
Monday 3 March
The Dome, 178 Junction Road, Tufnell Park, N19 5QQ
8pm | £7 | www.wegottickets.com
Huge in the USA, still cult in the UK for one very last gasp, Girl Talk is the stage name of plunderphonic party magician Gregg Gillis. Gillis, who is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has released three CD albums on Illegal Art and vinyl releases on 333 and 12 Apostles. Gregg specialises in sample-based remixes, in which he uses at least a dozen elements from different songs to create a "new" song. At his early shows, Gregg became notorious for his exhibitionist antics on stage, spontaneously removing most or all of his clothing mid-performance. Recent album 'Night Ripper' bangs as a continuous mix packed with wildly disparate Top 40 genres and eras. Current hip hop hits, soft rock radio standards, party classics, grunge masterpieces, R&B singles, glossy club-shakers, and rock anthems are all layered and pieced meticulously together into one non-stop celebration of pop and excess. Only Girl Talk's magical touch could please both dance-crazed teenage masses and mashup geeks with equal love.
www.myspace.com/girltalkmusic | www.girl-talk.net
GAY AGAINST YOU
Gay Against You are the enthusiastic, messy and very, very friendly duo of Lachlann Rattray and Joe Howe, who inhabit the middle ground between Cyndi Lauper and The Locust. Two subterranean creatures dressed in primary school PE kits, complete with charcoal-stained eyes and badly-concealed erections, they howl over electronics that unite delightful pop ditties and 'tardcore grizzle. Their debut album 'Musclemilk' is out now on Adaadat.
Yet more vital new sounds from the fertile Brighton underground, The Sceptres are equal parts hardcore, equal parts punk-pop - 90 second bursts of angular guitar scree, violent percussion and frantic howls yelped by Bryony of Backstabbath fame.