Hello, a good old friend of mine is putting on a gig, all the blurb below, you should go and stuff:
Thursday July 30th Big Fun night hosted by the Macbeth in Hoxton.
BIG FUN entertainment proudly presents:
Topping the bill are The Paddingtons - the cult Indie band from Hull, known for their energetic concerts and loyal fanbase , have been described by Mark Beaumont as having "all the passion, rage, filth and fury of England’s snarling yoof ". According to NME "this bunch of scragglebums from Hull have infiltrated and crystallised the modern yoof-punk oeuvre" and we're very excited to have such a prestigious band headlining . You are sure to be blown away!
Second on the bill are The Xcerts who have just come off tour supporting My Vitriol. With their “well observed lyrics that deal intelligently and perceptively with love and loss and small town shattered dreams” (rock louder.co.uk) The Xcerts draw comparisons with the likes of Idlewild and Biffy Clyro, sharing oodles of musical nuances with them.
“With a relentlessly bouncing chorus and breathy....vocals which split into harmonies and shouty yelps at the flutter of a contemptuously curled top lip”- drowned in sound.
Also featuring: The Isleworth based ska/punk band The Ruskins!
Drawing influence from Kings of Leon, The Cribs and The Pogues, to name a few, this band have gone from strength to strength since appearing on the scene in 2007. From jamming at home in West London to whipping the crowd into a stage-invasion frenzy at London's legendary Islington Academy these lads are making waves and drawing kudos from the likes of BBC's Huw Stevens, XFM's Steve Harris, NME and the The Sunday Times. Their debut single 'Slow Down Jessica' was recently chosen by Steve Lamacq as his 'Demo of the Week' on BBC Radio 1 where he paid tribute to lead singer Eamon's lyrical prowess.
In a scene that's saturated with generic indie-pop bands trying to be "the next hot shit," The Ruskins are a band that dare to differ.
Footing the bill are the uniquely styled psychedelic punk pop band The Amarylas.
This bunch of cider swilling mess heads are bound for glory playing sickly sweet songs of despair and disgust, love and insanity. This hot-tipped band's new breed of song writing is bound to impress and definitely one to watch!
All this and more for just £5 entry all night from 7-2 am.
Big Fun entertainment brings you Big Fun for small change. So shine up your ones and twos, get your glad rags on and get down...
Thursday 30th July at the Macbeth, Hoxton - We’re gonna smash it up proper!