http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk and Jim Rhesus productions presents:
GSPOT 2 IN AID OF
8TH OF APRIL- PLEASURE UNIT - LONDON
359 BETHNAL GREEN, LONDON, E2 (NEAREST TUBE BETHNAL GREEN)
LUXEMBOURG the city's best-kept Secret, return to GSPOT following their glorious set last year. 2005 was a triumphant year for the band releasing the highly acclaimed Single "Luxembourg Vs Great Britain" on Shifty Disco and Dogbox, playing a series of thrilling gigs throughout the country, gaining plaudits from all corners. Too gay for radio, too tuneful for the Hoxton trendies, the housewives choice, don't miss one of London's best bands!
"Arch, arching, arcing and sharp-elbowed, Lux VS GB combines the shiny bits of great Britpop - flashes of Suede's attitude, Pulp's killer tunes, Roxy's eye shadow, The Divine Comedy's arched eyebrow and received pronunciation topped with a strangulated chorus twist."(Vanguard online)
Hailing from the quite bizarrely fashionable West London, (Peoples) Republic of Yorkshire, and somewhere in Scotland named in honour of their singer, PAPER CUTS have ripped up the rulebook and spat it into the face of mediocrity. Coming on live like a hyperactive At The Drive-In they sound like a punk rock Talking Heads or a heavy metal Killers. With songs catchier then syphilis theyâ€™ve been deafening audiences all over the country and with regular airplay, major label interest and their recent support slots with Hell Is For Heroes, The band features Ross from Symposium on vocals:
â€œWeâ€™re talking mighty eardrum damage here. Thereâ€™s echoes of early Mudhoney, Sabbath, even Huggy Bear in the head-crunching riffs and proto-punk shout-a-long vocals on offer...thereâ€™s an honesty to all great music; something inexplicable, yet ultimately vital. Itâ€™s a rarity to catch a glimpse of it these days, and right now we need all the truth we can get our hands on. Paper Cuts understand this they are a finger in the eye of mainstream mediocrity and, thus, are genius.â€? â€“ DIS
Birmingham's UNTITLED MUSIC PROJECT are creating a buzz with their punky, riffing, and furious rock and roll sound. Praised by the likes of Artrocker and Playlouder we bring you a very exciting young band eager to blow your mind!
"Untitled Music Project have more tricks up their sleeve than just a Mclusky-esque three chord blast. One is a startled, yammering, trebly beast bashing its way through tangled undergrowth; another, introduced as "our rock & roll song" is just that, a classically sexy thrum without sounding retrogressive, echoes of the Stones and, weirdly 'Great Balls Of Fire' made big, boomy, and raw. It's been a long time since I've got excited about a Brand New Band From England."(Playlouder)
THE MID CARSON COALITION are our wild picks from Guernsey, Channel Islands. Mid Carson thrive on the live stage and it's where they are at home, intensely charged energetic performances display levels of emotion and aggression that is encaptured within the sound of the band.
"Through all the screamo elements, the Maiden-esque riffs and requisite beatdowns the biggest delight throughout is the strength of melody and song writing. These songs will beat their way into your affections and haunt you mercilessly should you dare to leave them unplayed for longer than one day!"(JOYZINE)
London's THE FADES disappeared for a while, there was concern that they would never return, but now they're back and firing, with a new double A side single 'CACA/FRUIT MACHINE' and a raft of thrilling live gigs. We bring back one of London's best live garage punk acts.
"One of the mainstays of the capital's gig circuit, this west London quartet follow a gaggle of singles with an eight-track mini album. Combining the soul-punk of the Clash with vogue-ish garage-punk, the Fades set out to make every track a dark, memorable anthem and, for the most part, succeed." (The Independent)
THE BRIDGE GANG winners of GIITTV ZINE'S unsigned demo of 2005 award, have been creating a real buzz in the capital this year. With a new single set for a release on Brille Records imminently, this bands tuneful mix of the Clash and the Libertines is sure to delight everyone!
"London Sky Tonight, is an opening track simply oozing with quality. Though it's sort of Strokes-y, there's so much more. Clever chord changes, a superb vocal performance, and an overall atmosphere which makes London Sky Tonight put a smile on your face. It's just brilliant; you'll have to listen to it. The Bridge Gang's demo is, at last, something different and fresh, with songs to put some prominent artists to shame. It must be onwards and upwards from here."( GIITTV ZINE)
In 2004 London pair Nicolas Biscuit and Matt Biscuit (formely of Art Brut and the Art Goblins) formed The Video Club. They are the sleaziest thing this side of Prince creating a sound Dubbed â€œRegency Hardcoreâ€? they combine electro beats with tales of depravity.
â€œThe VC unleash a synth fuelled romp, which had it been released a couple of years ago would have been tarred with the electroclash brush and discarded into the dustbin of camp novelty. Fortunately for them (and us) songs like 'National Trust (I'm the King of England)' are propelled by sufficiently arse shaking beats and compulsive synth stabs, and if the songs don't get you, singer Matt Biscuit's rogueish charms will.â€? (JoyZine)
South London four-piece NAKERU melodic, tuneful, indie pop has been earning rave reviews all year. Taking their influences from the Pixies, The Beach Boys, and Blur, Drowned in Sound reckon they are "Supernaturally catchy harmonising pop." They recently Won an XFM unsigned award, you must catch this band before they become huge.
"Musically inspired by both American and British indie bands and tied together with vocal harmonies recalling the "call-and-response" of early Motown and the sweet blend of the likes of Simon and Garfunkel, Nakeru recall many of your favourite rock groups, but louder and better. Nakeru are going to be huge. Watch this space!" (Dr John "Hardcore" Rock)
Hailing from hot music city Sheffield, GENERAL DISARRAY are Indie-Ska-punk teens infused with the spirit of The Specials, the zeitgeist of The Rakes and a pocket rocket Zach de la Rocha esque frontman with the lyrical potential to be the next Chuck D.We bring them to London for your pleasure!
Formerly known as Mo-Ho-Bish-O-Pi Chris joined the band on drums and THE INTERNATIONAL KARATE PLUS were born. A super tuneful alternative rock band from Cardiff they are inspired by the fuzz of the Pixies and the tunes of Dinosaur Junior. Releasing a brace of brilliant singles and touring hard this year has seen them push on towards a new album release.
"The Karate boys have taken the recipe, smoothed its fur and come up with something possibly more carefree than their inspirations. A great slice of intelligent guitar pop."(DIS)
Macaca Mulatta is the combined forces of Jim Rhesus/Arran Rhesus along with former Art Brut guitarist Chris Chinchilla. They are sure to be an electic experience live:
London based Nebraska write, perform and record with a passion. Their unreleased album is currently making waves on both sides of the Atlantic, and their live shows are fast becoming legendary events. Musically they bridge a gap between the infectious melodies of The Cure and The Smiths with the experimental energy of And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and Smashing Pumpkins. Lyrically they are head and shoulders above their contemporaries and have been described as producing 'literary music for stadia.'
â€œTaking a refreshing twist upon the ghosts of the Smiths, Marion and Ultrasound, Nebraska might just be a band who can carve a place in peopleâ€™s hearts.â€?(GIITTV ZINE)
DEXY got on a stage and sang at the end of last year. He accidentally went down the proverbial storm with audience members who thought he was playing cover versions. But they were his own songs. The honey vocalled acoustic set is an added twist from his more familiar role of bass, backing vocals and star jumps in a Corporation Blend recently described as Mars Volta meets mexican gun punk... Or as a live review in Damn Pest described, "an arresting contrast to the full band's red-glare melodic caveman assault, twisty and compelling in its own right. Nice concentrated serpentine vibe". Dexy is a big fan of Elliot Smith, and Quasi, Elliot Smith's backing band and close friends have given a big thumbs up to December, the track up at MySpace. Come and see for yourself
DJS: EARWAX DJS, DUCKIE MUSIC, JIM RHESUS/KATIE/ARRAN/FOXY+PEDROS, BLOODFLOWERBILL+ LADY AND THE TRAMP